Cover Bike Owners

An Interview with Melinda Beebe

December 31, 2005
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Melinda Beebe is the owner of this incredible one-off custom chopper. The day we shot Melinda's bike we interviewed her to find out more about herself and her bike.

As it turns out, Randy Clouette, Ken Beebe and Rick Park of RKR Customs built the bike, which was painted by Chris Cofield of CC Custom Graphics. The detail on this bike is incredible and is definitely a top-of-the-line custom. In this day and age of look-alike choppers, these guys built a custom bike that is guaranteed to turn heads and win awards.

CC: Melinda, what is your occupation?
Melinda: I'm a photo lab manager.

CC: What are your hobbies?
Melinda: I enjoy raise my kids, raising Dashunds, weightlifting and riding ATVs.

CC: Why do you ride?
Melinda: It's a great stress reliever and I enjoy the freedom.

CC: How long have you been riding?
Melinda: I've been since 1996.

CC: What was your first bike?
Melinda: It was a 1996 YZF 600.

CC: How many bikes have you owned?
Melinda: Around I've owned four bikes.

CC: How many bikes do you currently own?
Melinda: I currently own three bikes.

CC: What do you like most about your this particular bike?
Melinda: The power, rush and attitude.

CC: What is your dream bike?
Melinda: This one, or course

CC: What is your most memorable riding experience?
Melinda: I would have to say it was riding to Sturgis and seeing the beauty of the hills, curves and monuments.

CC: What is your least memorable riding experience?
Melinda: Probably when we got caught in the rain.

CC: What motorcycle rallies do you normally attend?
Melinda: I always enjoy Stgurgis, Bikes, Blues & BBQ, Buffalo Run, Daytona Bike Week, Bikers for BabiesĀ® and Putt for Mutts.

CC: Do you have any tattoos?
Melinda: Yes, I have five here and there, and my favorite on is my dolphin.

CC: Who is your favorite tattoo artist?
Melinda: Brent at Skin Illustrations.

CC: Do you prefer riding in a group or by yourself and why?
Melinda: I like riding in a group because of the fun and friendship.

CC: Who are some of your closest riding buddies?
Melinda: Ken, Rick, Randy, Brian, Ilya, Shawn, Pat & John.

CC: Melinda, thanks for taking the time for this interview and for letting us shoot your bike.

Make sure to check out the specs on Melinda's 2004 RKR Customs Chopper.

Interview and photos by Mike Schweder and Stripe

Published in Cover Bike Owners