WOW! Wow is right! Imagine, me becoming Director of North Shore Women On Wheels!
I still consider myself a fairly new rider. I got my license in July 06, and my first bike that August. I had always wanted to ride. So, when I got my license it was a lifelong dream come true!
I stumbled onto the North Shore Women On Wheels website while looking for motorcycling activities in my area. I joined the forum in April of 07 and went on my first ride with the group in May. I can still remember, as I started out to the meeting point on the first ride, feeling apprehensive about meeting new people and riding in a group. Up to that point I had only ridden in small groups. As it happened, I stalled at the first light, and the support member I was riding next to just looked at me and told me to breathe deep and relax, it would be fine.
By the end of the day, I knew I had just found a wonderful, supportive group of caring people! It was more than fine! I felt exhilarated and knew this was the beginning of something very special!
As time went on, I got to meet more members and was mentored by the more experienced riders and never felt more at home and welcomed with a group of people in my entire life. I have learnt new ways of traveling the local back roads and gone on extended trips, even to Canada! I have so many fond memories of days feeling more alive than ever before, enjoying times of laughter and camaraderie, always feeling safe while riding with NS WOW.
I am a strong advocate of education and skills. There are many opportunities to garner your skills and learn life saving techniques. Since I got my license, I have taken both the basic and advance rider courses, the basic and advanced Accident Scene Management courses and first aid. I have so much to learn still and I love the journey I am on.
NS WOW is so much more than a diverse group of people interested in motorcycling; they are my chosen family, a family of close-knit, caring, and supportive people that have changed my life. I am grateful for the opportunity to be Director of North Shore Women On Wheels!
“A journey is best measured in friends rather than miles”