The second Femme Rider portrait is about @boozeandwheels
# What means riding a motorcycle to you?
- Like, a lot...
It's a huge passion and brings me so much pleasure in life. The riding itself, the adventures, the places it takes me and last but not least the people you get to meet and ride with - priceless!
I use my bike for commuting too, so that's another positive effect on my everyday life. Except for winter, duh... ;)
# What are u feeling when riding on the road?
- First of all? Freedom. That incomparable kind of freedom that only riding open roads provides.
Also there's this feeling of letting go of everyday bullshit & focus on the actual moment.
It makes me feel kinda badass too when I'm on one of my self-created missions and mastering a challenging trip...
# Whats your best / worst memorie since beiing a rider?- There's a lot of "best memories", if I have to choose just one it's this year's ride to and on Großglockner Hochalpenstraße. The ride was organized by the Rainbowriders and few of us girls from the Breakfast Club joined in. We ended up being a colorful mix of people & motorcycles and had the greatest time possible - on & off the bikes!
The roads on Großglockner were thrilling, snow in June and these beautiful views, truly "kitschig". I had soo much fun riding there - you can check that out in my Insta story highlight "Neverending Story" 🤟
- Worst? I certainly had a few rough days & nights on the bike too, yet I'm lucky & thankful to say that nothing really bad has ever happened to me on the road - although traveling by myself through different areas & countries.
If the rides got tough it was mostly because of weather conditions, like heavy rains and storms. Or because I overestimated myself and put more on the plan for a day than I could handle...
Whatever odd conditions & experiences, it's a very special feeling to me when I finally arrive at the destination, pop open a beer and know that I eventually made it!
# What kind of bikes are u riding and why?
- My bike is a Sportster Iron 883, I'm riding it since 2018 and I honestly do love that bike for how reliable and comfortable it is. Also it's really fun to ride, obviously.
Anyhow, before that I had never thought of myself being a Harley Davidson type of woman but turns out we're a perfect match...
# Whats your wish route u have to ride someday?
- Yeah ok, there's many...!
On top of my list is the US, Kentucky to Texas and then California, that's my dream trip. It's quite hard to do though, not only because of the current situation. I'll also need plenty of time & bucks to make that happen... I will do that for sure someday.
I'd love to realize my 2020 plan too, which was bashed by Covid, when I was bound to get to Greece via the Balkan coast, take a ferry to the south of Italy, and ride back all the way up to Austria.
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