|masculine stereo types of old. They are doctors,
lawyers, homemakers, and teachers. They’re the girl next door
or somebody’s mom. They are women just like you. Women that
have come to the realization that they can learn to ride a
Women account for at least 12 percent of all of the
motorcycle riders in the U.S., with over 75,000 women enrolling
in rider training courses last year. Some say that one out of
every 10 motorcyclist on the road today is a women.
Another trend sweeping the country today is motorcycle groups
and clubs that cater to women that ride motorcycles. On Google
alone, there are 241,000 women related motorcycle club websites,
and another 221,000 women related motorcycle blogs.
One such blog is “Lace Wheels – Motorcycles and Women”,
the newest up and coming web presence on the Internet today,
designed for women that ride motorcycles.
||Sherry Walrath the owner of
“Lace Wheels – Motorcycles and Women,” with the
help of her husband, found the strength and courage to
realize one of her greatest fantasies. She got off the
back; got her first Harley Davidson motorcycle, and she
learned to ride it.
|Although, Sherry has only been riding her
Harley Davidson 883 Sportster Low, for a short time, she
is a pro. She
loves riding so much that she wants to share her feeling
of accomplishment and passion for riding, with every
woman she meets.
Like a lot of women, Sherry harbored a deep longing
to learn to ride a motorcycle. She tried to ride her
brother’s mini-bike when she was a girl, but had a
very bad experience. She crashed the mini-bike.
Therefore, along with her longing to learn to ride, she
harbored a deep seeded fear that she could never learn.
|Sherry would ride on the back of her husband’s
motorcycle when they went out on rides with their friend;
although, all of her female friends rode their own
motorcycles and would try to coax her to learn to ride and
get her own motorcycle. Sherry would always reply that she
was content, and that she loved riding with her
arms rapped tightly around
|her husband’s waist. This was partially
true. Sherry did love to ride with her arms around her
husband, but deep inside, she wanted to learn to ride.
Fortunately, Sherry had a husband that had the same
passion for motorcycling as she did. Seeing through her
denial, he knew she really wanted to learn to ride a
motorcycle, but lacked the confidence to give it a try on
One day, while on a short ride around the neighborhood,
Sherry’s husband turned on to a back road that went
around the middle school in their town, and pulled over.
Hopping off, he told her to get in the saddle.
Hesitantly, but after a bit of coaxing, she moved up to
the driver seat. Her husband got on the back. After
going over the clutch, brake, throttle and gears with
her, he said ok let’s go. Knowing she was in good
hands, Sherry slowly pulled away from the curb. For the
first time she was riding a motorcycle.
“She was a natural,” her husband told me. She
never stalled or jerked the throttle, once. It was a
good thing he was there because when she came to a stop,
he asked, “Aren’t you forgetting something?” She
had forgotten to put her feet down. All in all, for a
first time, it was a perfect ride,
A few days after that first ride, Sherry and her husband
went to their local Harley Davidson dealer and bought
her the motorcycle of her dreams.
With the help of a few friends and a patient,
loving husband, Sherry overcame her fears, fulfilling a
|long dream. She knows how lucky she is to
have the support and encouragement of friends and loved
ones to help guide her.
This is why she has started “Lace
Wheels – Motorcycles and Women.” Sherry’s goal
is to help encourage as many women as she can, to step-up
and get the courage to learn to ride.
Sherry would like your help in making “Lace
Wheels – Motorcycles and Women,” the first place
women, from all walks of life, come to when looking for
the best informative, interesting information and articles
on the Internet. Please help us and help your sisters that
ride, or would like to learn to ride, by sharing your
If you are
a woman who rides a motorcycle, please share your story.
Please tell us how you overcame your fears, got off
the back and got your own ride. Share stories about the
open road, day trips, runs or rallies.
Share photos of friends that ride with you. Tell us
what type of motorcycle you ride, or what your favorite
bike is, and why. If you belong to a motorcycle group or
club, you can share information about your group or club.
Please send us information in the form of an article,
along with your contact information. We will review it,
and where appropriate we will publish. If you have any
information that you can share, which might possibly help
other women gain the self-confidence and overcome their
fear of learning to ride a motorcycle, we would especially
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