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Rider Diaries

Vanessa Ruck aka The Girl On A Bike with a Determination to Ride

by Kelly Kozakowski

Why did you start your account?

I started @TheGirlOnABike when I was bed-bound after my third surgery following the accident. It was the first on my hip and decided that I needed something positive to channel my energy into. I wanted to find others battling life’s challenges and see if we could help each other. Since that day I have continued to share my journey, but not just the happy days you expect people to share.

Rider Diaries, Triumph

Fernanda Teodoro's Triumph Scrambler // An Adventurous Heart

by Kelly Kozakowski

Why did you choose your Triumph Scrambler?
I wanted a motorcycle that would allow me to travel on the highway without sacrificing some dirt roads. I did not want a dual purpose because I am a huge fan of the classic style, so in my search for a motorcycle. my
Triumph Scrambler arrived.

Rider Diaries, Harley Davidson, Kawasaki, Yamaha

Cait Maher's Moto Guzzi and Yamaha // Touring and Off-Roading

by Kelly Kozakowski

Why did you choose your Moto Guzzi V7 Rough and Yamaha TW200?
Well I actually have 4 bikes right now. I still have my first bike, a vintage
Kawasaki, as well as a '71 Harley Davidson Aermacchi as a project. The Moto Guzzi V7 Rough I've had about 2 years or so, and I chose that because I live for long distance touring but have a hard time managing 'traditional' touring bikes because of their size. I picked up the Rough when it was new and turned it into the touring bike I'd always wanted! 

Rider Diaries, Harley Davidson

Daniel O // 20 Years of Owning Harley Davidson Motorcycles

by Kelly Kozakowski

Why did you choose your Harley-Davidson Motorcycles?

I bought my first Harley Davidson motorcycle in 2000. My friend was selling his 2000 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy with only 1,300 miles on it. I had never even ridden a bike on the street when I agreed to buy it. I lived in an apartment and didn't even have a garage. The day I got it, he delivered it to my apartment for me, but I needed to ride it to my parents garage for the night. 

Rider Diaries, Harley Davidson

Jacky's Harley-Davidson Iron 883 // Just Cruise

by Kelly Kozakowski

Why did you choose your Harley Davidson Iron 883?

At first I loved the street bike. I wanted to stick with street bikes and didn’t care much for Harley Davidson bikes. My best friend Kim was the opposite and she loved her Harley. After riding for a few years on different bikes, and in different areas, my current boyfriend brought me into the Harley world with his Harley Davidson Street Bob