Welcome to my page! I look forward to taking you along with me on my journeys, through words, photos and videos, and sharing product and general travel reviews with you, as well as sharing some of the special people I will meet along the way. So hop on, keep calm, and let’s throttle on!!!
I am the proud owner of a sassy little vintage beauty, a 1994 BMW R1100 RS, pearl white with an unusually colored, stock seat – turquoise blue. Upon my initial inspection of this bike last year at a BMW shop in Durham, North Carolina, I had my doubts. At first glance, I thought that seat color was just plain weird. And secondly, this motorcycle was huge compared to the 2005 BMW F650 GS I had been riding for four years prior. My husband found it online during one of his marathon browse sessions, and felt sure it would be perfect for me. Standing there staring at it in the parking lot that day, I wasn’t so sure. But then I took it for a seven-mile test ride, rolled on that throttle and fell head-over-heels in love. And, the seat? That crazy color grew on me, and at 21-years old, it’s actually pretty comfy.
Motojournalism & Media
I have been blogging about my adventures on Facebook (The Fashionista Has an Iron Butt) since last year’s Iron Butt ride, and had my first article as a “motojournalist” published in a local women’s magazine (Sasee) last February 2015 regarding my SaddleSore 1000. In April 2015, a local cable television show (Inside Out) did an interview with me about my love of fashion coupled with my love of long-distance motorcycling. And the most exciting news to date is my upcoming appearance as a “Contributing Writer” in BMW MOA’s Owners News magazine. Beginning in the August 2015 issue, I will be writing a regular column relaying my experiences and other aspects of long-distance motorcycling. I am exploding with excitement as I prepare for all of the exciting and epic adventures to come. Be sure to subscribe to this page so you won’t miss a thing!