Readers and their Rides

Ray Pender and His 2002 American Ironhorse Texas Chopper

Written by  March 31, 2008

CC: Ray, what is your occupation?
Ray: I'm an electrician.

CC: Do you have any hobbies other than motorcycling?
Ray: Yes, I also enjoy hunting.

CC: Ray, why do you ride?
Ray: Friends, family, and fun!

CC: How long have you been riding?
Ray: Around 30 years.

CC: What was your first bike?
Ray: It was a Yamaha 650.

CC: How many bikes have you owned?
Ray: I’ve owned around 15 bikes over the years.

CC: How many bikes do you currently own?
Ray: Two. My 2002 American Ironhorse and a 2001 Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic.

CC: What is your dream bike?
Ray: I have them, and I cruise with Mama.

CC: What is your most memorable riding experience?
Ray: Sturgis 2004 with friends, family and fun!

CC: What is your least memorable riding experience?
Ray: Don't have one.

CC: Do you belong to any motorcycle clubs or organizations?
Ray: Nope.

CC: What motorcycle rallies & events have you attended?
Ray: The Branson Motorcycle Rally and Bikes, Blues, & BBQ in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

CC: Do you have a favorite bike night hangout?
Ray: Frankie D's.

CC: How many tattoos do you have, and which is your favorite?
Ray: I have skulls on both arms and I like both of them equally.

CC: Who is your favorite tattoo artist?
Ray: Dragonfly, because he's really good.

CC: Do you prefer riding in a group or by yourself?
Ray: In a group with friends and family.

CC: Who are some of your closest riding buddies?
Ray: Terry, Ed, Jack, Tony, Pawpaw, Chesley, Bill, Timmy Wayne, J.D and T.C., Benny, Davin, and Mama.

CC: Anything else you’d like to share with our readers?
Ray: Ride safe and keep it up on two!

Interview by Lucy Stiles