Fellow riders, most of you know a female rider with her own bike, or one who enjoys riding on the passenger seat. Katherine is a rather new girl on the block; beautiful, talented and an R6 owner to boot! Having purchased the bike after learning to ride on a Kawasaki Ninja 250. She feels the sport more or less chose her, as she has always admired street bikes and their rebellious image. So when she had the chance to buy a bike, she jumped on it and didn’t look back. If needed, she would give her left kidney to have the bike she has come to love. When asked how riding makes her feel, she responded “words cannot describe it; you have to experience it yourself, and it beats a convertible ANY day!”
This biker chick can often by found riding with friends or her boyfriend, whom owns a Honda RC51 and CBR 1000.
"I love riding side by side with him, when you ride with someone you love, the two are in sync, they know each other’s pace, each other’s movements, they reach a climax when things go fast… kind of like sex… hahaha”.
When asked what her family and friends think about her riding, her dad’s response was “It’ll be the day that hell freezes over before I touch one of those things”. An understandable response, given his brother's life was lost on a bike. Katherine’s mother was more supportive, she initially reacted with “Ah! That’s a cute girl bike!”, followed by inquiries as to whether Kat had been eating and sleeping well…fearing apparently that she might be losing her mind.
Katherine understands that riding has affected her life in positive ways, "throttle therapy" she calls it, and requires a daily dose at minimum. Getting on the road and out of the concrete jungle is her way of staying sane, anywhere with fewer stop lights, stop signs and cops…whom tend to hinder her ability to do things she enjoys, such as ballet. Pushing her fear thresholds to their limits, Kat stands with one foot on the seat and the other outstretched into the air while doing a comfortable 50 MPH…yes you could say she likes finding new ways to get her adrenaline pumping.
This is not to say however that she hasn’t had some close calls. Recently, someone ran a stop sign and barreled straight into the intersection as Kat was entering. Luckily no collision occurred when they met in the center. Once more she tells of a time while pulled up behind a vehicle waiting to exit a parking lot, the cager abruptly selects reverse and without looking back drives right smack into her bike. Kat was knocked off but got away with only bruises and cosmetic damage to the R6.
As they say, never ride faster than your guardian angel can fly!
ATTORNEY'S NOTE: Oh my. Well here it is, me getting to sound like the square old parental figure. It is our general policy not to censor our bloggers here, but good lord, our newest blogger, Linda, is gonna push the limits of that policy it seems. Welcome to the team Linda! But (at least for now) we will refrain from redacting her post, but instead just provide this heartfelt caveat: We here at Riderz Law do not condone "standing with one foot on the seat of your motorcycle" with the other "outstretched into the air while doing a comfortable 50 MPH." Indeed, we do not condone that kind of riding at any speed. We are big proponents of motorcycle safety. We encourage riders to wear full safety gear, including DOT-approved helmets, and to obey all traffic laws. And I cannot urge my readers strongly enough to take a motorcycle safety course. The roads are dangerous enough for us out there thanks to careless and negligent drivers. As a motorcycle accident lawyer, I get reminded of that every day. So let me remind you: Ride safe! -Sy