#CBWC: Head out on the Highway

This week’s entry for Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge (CBWC) includes photos of things to drive.

Easy peasy. If you will forgive black and white photos of photos, I’m happy to share a few moments from my days as a leather-clad biker chick. I was born to be somewhat wild, always looking for adventure.

Early days on the Harley Dyna Convertible, circa 2000. I would fancy it up a bit, at a later date, with fringe flowing from the handlebars.
Close to home, but not sure of the year. It may have been around 2001 or 2002.
Country roads, take me home. Toward the end of the Biker Chick days, the ex-husband and I traded in both of our two-wheelers for a trike. Good in some ways (didn’t have to put our feet down at a stop sign), but not so good (the handling) in others.
A page from the Harley biking scrapbook. I put that book together to use some of the collected Harley scarves, photos from around the country, and cool papers.

The motorcycle days came to an end in late 2009 and I eventually traded in motorized two wheels for leg-powered two wheels. While I miss the Harley and travel at times, I think I’m probably safer on the bicycle, moving a lot slower.


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Join the fun of black and white photography by clicking on the link at the beginning of the post. Details and weekly themes can be found HERE and Cee publishes the B&W post around mid to late morning CST on her main blog page HERE.

22 responses to #CBWC: Head out on the Highway

  1. quiall says:

    You look like you belonged. I love black and white photography it gives a whole new outlook.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Thanks Pam. I did like the leather biker chick look and having my own Harley. I felt pretty cool then. πŸ™‚

  2. lois says:

    Mary–you look like one tough mama–I love it. I rarely see females on bikes. Mostly guys either alone or with the woman hanging on behind them. I agree with Pam–the black and white looks so good.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Lois, I’d like to think I have a bit of toughness in me…learning how to drive a motorcycle in all sorts of situations, in good and bad weather. It was a time and experience that taught me a lot.

      Black and white photography is my favorite. It seems to bring out the detail in everything.

  3. dweezer19 says:

    Awesome collection of memories Mary! Looks like it was a blast while it lasted and yes, trading in for non motorized has added years to your mobility on wheels, no doubt. πŸ˜‰

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I did have memorable and fun times on the Harley, Cheryl, and saw parts of the country from a very different viewpoint. That part of my life I would never change.

  4. Dan Antion says:

    I always enjoy seeing photos from your bikerchick days, Mary, especially knowing that you cruised into Wild Wonderful West Virginia. You had a good biker look going for you. Great choice for B&W photos. I do think your modern bike riding is likely safer, but probably not as cool.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Ha! Nope, a bicycle is not as cool as a Harley, probably because l would look rather stupid on a bicycle with a leather jacket. And it would be hot! Glad you liked the photos, Dan. There are many more where those four came from. 😎

  5. Cee Neuner says:

    I really like your “real life” photos for this week, Thanks so much πŸ˜€ I think you look good one any type of “bike” πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Thanks Cee! I appreciate your positive thoughts about looking good. It’s funny…either way, there’s never anything you can do with “helmet hair,” which is definitely not cool! :-p

  6. Herman says:

    Loved this post and the beautiful B&W photographs! Now let’s find that ‘Born to be Wild’ song in iTunes… πŸ˜‰

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Thanks Herman! I have a CD of motorcycle mama songs somewhere in my collection. I may have to drag that out today and bring back a few memories. πŸ™‚

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Thanks Teagan! Maybe I can come up with something else you don’t know about me in a more colorful post. πŸ™‚

  7. JoAnna says:

    Great photos and a fun post! I like how you worked in the song titles so the tunes would be in the back of our minds while looking at the pics.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I enjoyed my time on the motorcycles, Joey, but I’ve never been sure where I found the courage to drive one. It must have been a buried need for speed. 😏

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