Freedom Stories – Nina & Jenny | Harley-Davidson


Women have been riding motorcycles as
long as men. It’s this new wave of women showing women all over the world
that you can get on your own bike, you don’t have to ride on the back. I grew up in
Northern California, my dad is a motorcycle enthusiast who
restores vintage British motorcycles. He gave me a motorcycle of his to ride
around the country roads. Motorcycles wasn’t something I was
exposed to until I was in my early 20s. I kind of just latched on to it and knew
that I wanted that to be something that was a part of my life. Day trips slowly
turned into weekend adventures which turned into cross-country rides. Adventurous spirit is really sort of
encapsulated on a motorcycle. The scenery that you get on those smaller roads that
are away from the main highway to embrace the adventure as it unfolds. Riding a motorcycle in itself is an act
of meditation. You have to be focused but there’s also room to daydream and take
in the scenery and everything that’s coming at you. It’s a beautiful
space to slow down no matter what speed you’re going. You get in touch with the parts of your
character or your personality that you know don’t get a lot of play time in
regular life. Your patience, your adaptability, it can also
give you the opportunity to reflect on yourself and live in the moment. That introspection is priceless. It’s so visceral being on a bike, you’re really feeling what you’re traveling through. It connects you so
much more with the journey because you’re not able to close your window
against it. You’re in it. I love that about travelling on a
bike. it’s just this amazing feeling of
control and power. My first bike is a Harley and I say is
because it’s still the bike that I own and ride. Women have been riding motorcycles as
long as men, it’s this new wave of women showing
women all over the world that you can get on your own bike, you don’t have to
ride on back.

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