CC: Donna, what is your occupation?
Donna: I’m an RN/OR Manager.
CC: Do you have hobbies other than motorcycling?
Donna: Yes. I also enjoy reading, being with family, dragons, rocks, and crystals.
CC: Why do you ride?
Donna: Fun, freedom, and being with friends.
CC: How long have you been riding?
Donna: I grew up riding, but I consider myself a newbie since I haven’t ridden in 20+ years.
CC: What was your first bike?
Donna: I believe it was a Kawasaki 250.
CC: How many bikes have you owned?
Donna: Lakota is my first.
CC: What do you like most about “Lakota”?
Donna: She’s completely custom, and no one will ever have one like her.
CC: What is your dream bike?
Donna: This one!
CC: What is your most memorable riding experience?
Donna: I love riding through the mountains near Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
CC: What is your least memorable riding experience?
Donna: Riding around my block over and over getting used to riding again.
CC: To what motorcycle clubs or organizations do you belong?
Donna: Indian Motorcycle Riding Group.
CC: Which motorcycle rallies & events have you attended, and which is your favorite?
Donna: Bikes, Blues & BBQ. I hope to do Sturgis soon as well, or ride the Dragon with Todd.
CC: Do you have a favorite bike night hangout?
Donna: All of them! I’m looking forward to Indian Cruise Night on Fridays out at Indian Olathe.
CC: Tell us about your ink?
Donna: I have three, and need more! I have one on my hip for my mom, a dragon across my back, and an Anne Stokes dragon on my right arm. I love them all!
CC: Do you have a favorite tattoo artist?
Donna: Yes, Big Mike at Aftershock, and Trinity. They are both great artists.
CC: Do you prefer riding in a group or by yourself?
Donna: I like riding in small groups, and I’m looking forward to being comfortable enough to ride by myself.
CC: Who are some of your closest riding buddies?
Donna: My husband Todd Ashe, Caleb and Sheli Knaus, Robert Knaus, Tim and Michelle, plus many more!
CC: Thanks for the interview Donna, and thank you for letting us shoot your bike for this month’s cover.
Photos by Dick Carlson with Carlson Digital Photography