folks, no one sent me any interesting or controversial questions
or comments this month. But, I did receive some follow up on past
well as a very nice letter from North Dakota:
from Blue Knights North Dakota 2!
It’s enjoyable to see that more women are riding their own motorcycles.
In North Dakota women gather each year to ride and spend the weekend
together with women riders from several states and Canadian provinces.
Your club has a great site and hopefully we will have ours up and running
soon. Our chapter, as yours, has riders with varied backgrounds but
with the common ground of being in law enforcement. Currently we have
members from the police and sheriff’s departments from several communities
as well as federal and military law enforcement. And, of course, there
are those of us who have retired but still are active members.
Each year our chapter hosts a run for diabetes which we give
to the state organization and are able to have riders from around
participate. As well, we ride with the clubs who sponsor their charity
Past President ND2,
Det Sgt (retired)
PS. (Mike, a couple of our members work
in law enforcement too.)
Now for the follow up. I heard from
our friend Josh, the young man who asked about taking the MSF safety
Dear Spokes-Women Members:
"I took the course as you suggested.
As much as I hate to admit it, I did learn some stuff. Riding on
the road is different. Best of all, my Mom is happy and when I told
that the only reason I was taking the course was to make my Mom
happy, no one laughed at me."
Josh, I'm glad we could help. May you
always keep the rubber to the road and the shiny side up.
I also received this note from Melinda in Ohio:
"After reading your column on women's motorcycle clubs,
I decided to see if some of the other women I know who ride would
ride". Four of us left on a Saturday morning for a 75-mile ride
to a town that has a famous outlet mall. The plan was to do lunch and
go shopping. Other than some really heavy traffic as we got close
to the mall area, we had a blast. Although figuring out how to carry
all the stuff we bought home was a bit of a challenge.
I think I understand what your
members were talking about now. It is nice to spend some time riding
with just other women..."
Melinda from Ohio
Melinda, I'm glad you found some friends
to ride with. One of the first things I learned after I joined
was how to ship
home, so I could buy stuff that was too big or breakable and not have
to worry about how I was going to get it home. It works great and most
stores can ship things for you. You might want to try it next time.
not the only one who gets email for the club. All Board members
can be reached through our website's contact page. Laura, our
outgoing treasurer, received this note from one of our visitors:
I had a great time on Sunday. This was my first group ride
and a wonderful experience. Just wanted to thank u for being so receptive
Drew and I. I am so anxious to pass the safety course and cant wait
this show on the road". All of the gals were so friendly
and helpful. I just love the volunteer work that the club
does and would be honored to be a part of it..."
Barbara, we look forward to having you
and Drew join us.
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