Why did you choose your Harley Davidson Low Rider S?
I chose the 2020 Harley Davidson Low Rider S because I was looking for something I would never "outgrow." It was a major upgrade from my Sportster 883. I wanted something I would be comfortable on for long trips but was still fun for ripping around town. This bike is perfect for both. Plenty of power, a super comfortable ride, low to the ground so I can be stable when stopping or moving it around, and I LOVE the 114 motor.
How did you get into riding motorcycles?
I have been around motorcycles basically my whole life. My dad rides. Motorcycles were a big part of his life that he put on hold for a while when I was little because he was a single father. He got back into riding when I was about 13 and I became obsessed and wanted to ride with him so we rode dirt bikes together. Eventually, I started racing and won a Grand National Cross Country Championship in 2012. He still rides all the time and I have so many good memories riding with him. I bought my first Harley after moving to Southern California. It's something I have always wanted to do, and I am so glad I did it! It has changed my life in so many positive ways.
What inspires you to ride?
This is such a multifaceted question because so much inspires me to ride. I genuinely love riding. Whether it's going on a trip or just a short afternoon ride, it all makes me so happy. I love to travel and I love that I can travel on my motorcycle. I also love to see friends and it has become such a social thing for me. I have so many amazing people I can ride with at this point in my life and they all inspire me. I also love how independent it can make you feel.
Why did you decide to make your Instagram?
I created my Instagram because I enjoy documenting and sharing all the cool things I have been fortunate enough to do. This past summer I went on a two-month-long, 16,000-mile trip and it was awesome to be able to post my adventures for friends and family to follow, as well as get suggestions on places to go from random strangers on Instagram.
What is the best life lesson you've learned from owning/riding a motorcycle?
I think the most important thing you can learn from riding a motorcycle is how truly capable you are. There are times you will get in some tough situations, new situation, or ones that require quick judgment and the way you handle those or what you learn from them is amazing. You'll surprise yourself sometimes.
What is the most exciting adventure you’ve taken on your bike?
Recently there has been so many! I already have 28,000 miles on my bike this year alone. The one I will never forget is the two-month cross-country trip I did this summer. I rode from Southern California to Atlanta to do Tail of the Dragon with my Dad, then made my way down into Florida and back up the East Coast, via the Blue Ridge Parkway, to West Virginia and then cut back across to California, traveling all through the midwest.
I was home for two days, grabbed my camping gear, got an oil change, and set back out on the road to visit a bucket list of National Parks through Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and then cut over to Washington and back down the coast. I went through 26 states and visited 8 National Parks in two months.
What does being a part of the motorcycle community mean to you?
I love being a part of the motorcycle community. I have met so many amazing people because of motorcycles. I have friends that have turned into family because of motorcycles. I'm really excited to launch Fast Babes and host a bunch of micro meetups in cities all over the US. We have a bunch of fun travel plans in the works too and they will all be open invites so I hope to meet even more amazing women out on the road!
Follow Taylor and her adventures with Fast Babes on her Instagram!