Readers and their Rides

Carolyn Condit and Her '01 Harley-Davidson Softail Deuce

Written by  August 31, 2005

Carolyn Condit
Colorado Springs, Colorado

I received an e-mail from Carolyn Condit, one of our readers who lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado. After reading Carolyn’s e-mail I asked her to send me a photo of her and her bike so we could share her story and photo with our readers. I published Carolyn’s e-mail on our E-mail to the Editor page and below is her interview:

CC: Carolyn, what is your occupation?
Carolyn: I’m a business analyst.

CC: Do you have any hobbies other than motorcycling?
Carolyn:Yes. I enjoy running, playing with my two labs and knitting.

CC: Why do you ride?
Carolyn: The freedom that I feel with I’m riding my Harley I have never found in any other outlet. Riding a Harley is a nice contrast to the rest of my life. It balances me as a person.

CC: How long have you been riding?
Carolyn: I’ve been riding since I was 17.

CC: I know better than to guess a woman’s age, I’ll just ask what was your first bike?
Carolyn: It was a 250cc Honda Rebel.

CC: How many bikes have you owned?
Carolyn: Two, but I have ridden many more than two. I rented Harleys for years prior to purchasing my Deuce.

CC: How many bikes do you currently own?
Carolyn: Just one.

CC: What is your current bike?
Carolyn: It’s a 2001 Harley Softail Deuce.

CC: What do you like most about your Deuce?
Carolyn: It’s a Harley. Say no more.

CC: What is your dream bike?
Carolyn: The one I own. It fits me well, it is custom painted now, and it expresses my personality.

CC: What is your most memorable riding experience?
Carolyn: Riding with my best friend and husband in Arizona!

CC: To what motorcycle clubs or organizations do you belong?
Carolyn: I belong to Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) and Ladies of Harley.

CC: Which motorcycle rallies & events have you attended and which is your favorite?
Carolyn: I have ridden on many group rides bit I do not enjoy them. I try to stick to much smaller group rides now rather than large events.

CC: Do you prefer riding in a group or by yourself?
Carolyn: By myself. The serenity of riding alone in the mountains is almost spiritual.

CC: Who are some of your closest riding buddies?
Carolyn: My best friend and the women in Ladies of Harley.

CC: Just for fun, which of your riding buddies is the best rider?
Carolyn: My husband.

Interview by Mike Schweder