Next up on the Babes Ride Out UK roll call Meet the lovely Joli Riley travelling from London!
NAME: JOLI RILEY
WHERE ARE YOU RIDING FROM? East London. London is my base but I spend around 40 weeks a year working abroad - Toronto this year. So I'm flying back for BRO UK. Spending lots of time stateside meant I got to do BRO East Coast this year and BRO3 in Joshua tree last year :-)
WHAT DO YOU CURRENTLY RIDE? Harley 883 Iron but I'm lending that to another girl for BRO UK so I'll grab my husband's HD Lowrider S.
HOW DID YOU GET INTO MOTORCYCLES?
I rode pillion for 10 years. One day I was chatting to a guy who rode and I said "we've got a Harley" meaning my husband and I and he misheard me thinking I said "I've" . He was so impressed I rode a Harley I didn't want to set him straight so I kinda went along with it. The next day I signed up for the bike class so I could make the lie into a reality.
BEST RIDING TRIP YOU'VE BEEN ON: I worked in Seattle last year and most weekends I would ride to see how far we could get in a weekend. In London I'd only ever ridden maybe 100 miles in a day - by the end of that summer I was riding 1000 miles in a weekend! There were so many amazing rides - down to Oregon's cannon beach, Crater lake, Devils tail in Hells canyon (220 turns in 22 miles!) ... I miss the Pacific Northwest so much! BRO3 we rode out to San Bernadino and that was such an awesome day.
DREAM PLACE TO RIDE: I love the alps - all the twisties and beautiful vistas. Plus so many US adventures left - Tail of the dragon in NC, Going to the sun road in Glacier NP...
WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO AT BABES RIDE OUT UK? The ride into camp - seeing everyone's smiling faces and the rush of emotions to think I am so lucky to have started riding when this women's moto revolution is beginning!