#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. 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 missRead more

The Curves of a Culture

DP Weekly Photo Challenge:  Find inspiration in the curves around you. The roundness of a leather jacket, the arched patch of a lifetime, the wheel of an owner’s group, a lean to the right, then to the left, gives inspiration to the culture and the curve.Read more

The ABC’s of Doors

As I was going through photos from the Biker Chick days, I found fodder for Norm’s dining pleasure. The former husband and I were (and still are) lifetime members of Harley Owner’s Group. Even though I don’t ride, I continue to receive the HOG Tale magazine and yearly envelope with a road atlas (designating where all of the Harley-Davidson stores are located), pins, patch, and membership information. As part of the membership, H-D offers its members an opportunity to completeRead more

Beginnings on Two Wheels

Back on May 22nd, I threw out a challenge to a few of my blogging buddies to write or photograph or wax poetic, during the month of June, over two-wheeled transportation: Bicycles and Motorcycles. If you’ve not been to Mary J Melange prior to today, I must tell you that I have a love of both. While the 15 years of motorcycling are but a memory in photos and brain matter and the weight of a leather jacket, the pastRead more

Risk on Two Wheels

Discover Challenge: “You have to have a place of your own to take the kind of risks necessary for intellectual development.” This week, take a chance. Take a deep breath, publish, and see what happens next. I’ve chosen to write a narrative in third-person as this tends to be a rare occurrence around here. I hope you enjoy and leave it up to you to decide if I’ve taken a risk or taken the easy road. She was never much of aRead more

I Still Miss Him

Nope, it shall not be the former husband. Or the turtle I had as a child. Or the cockatiel named Banana. Or the awful boss from 24 years past. Why would I? This time of year, in the youthful days of spring, I miss him the most. I hear the roar of his brethren and sisterhood in the distance and it gives me chills. I know he’s out there somewhere, racing in the wind, guiding a free spirit along blacktopRead more

BikerChick Stories: Royalty

The Story Begins… This is a story of three friends..known through their positions in a small region of the kingdom, drawn together by hugs, forever connected by royal titles, without the sense of entitlement. Well, perhaps Sandra feels entitled. Read on, people, and enjoy the majestic ride. The Fair Maiden is Made Royal… Long ago, twenty years past, there was a young, slender lass – a dark-haired fair maiden (before the grays set upon her) who succumbed to the callRead more

BikerChick Stories: The Good, Bad and Ugly

Portions of this post were taken from a story I wrote on a blog within a music artist’s fan page back in 2009…when I was married and still in possession of a Harley-Davidson trike. I’ve updated it to the present tense, but the people, places and events remain the same.  In my former life as a biker chick, March was a difficult month for me. It signaled the beginning of spring, but March was also on the downhill slope towardRead more

Biker Chick Stories: An Introduction

In the time I have been posting on WordPress, about five months, I have not hit upon my former biker chick life. It was a life I led for 15 years, gathering fond memories of learning how to sit properly on the back seat, how to drive my own bike, how to embrace the biker ways and simply enjoy the ride. It is a life that I would still be leading had circumstances been different. I have the leather jacket,Read more