Cathy Davies, a 31-year WOW member, and her husband, Larry Johnson, rode their motorcycles around the world: 8 months, 35K miles, 31 countries. The trip of a lifetime. A rider since she was 12, Cathy blossomed after meeting Women On Wheels®. Before then, she claims that she would never ride if there was any chance of rain.
Cathy started riding a Cushman step through scooter, and got her motorcycle license at 16, on the first day the roads were clean and dry enough after a Minnesota winter to administer the road test. Cathy has organized or coordinated rides for WOW members to Alaska, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, Italy, France and Germany. Cathy has owned many brands of motorcycles. Her current rides are a 2001 Honda Gold Wing GL1800 and a 2012 BMW F650GS Dual Sport. She has ridden over 300K miles in over 50 countries and all 50 United States. Cathy says she owes most of her riding adventures to becoming involved with Women On Wheels®.
Hear her tales of adventure, adversity, and accomplishment while viewing pictures from some of the more incredible riding locations in our world.
Dave, an ASE Master Mechanic, has 45 years of experience in auto and motorcycle repair. Now retired, Dave has been married to his wonderful wife Deana for almost 20 years and is a WOW Support Member. He has been riding a variety of motorcycles for 55+ years and in his free time is a fireworks operator. Dave will be presenting a basic bike maintenance class. This is always a well-attended seminar and is not only educational, but also entertaining!
Hawk is a YOUNG retired motorcycle officer from Metro Atlanta. As a lifelong motorcyclist, he’s logged saddle time in all of the lower 48 states and Hawaii. He’s the author of the popular series of motorcycle guidebooks, Motorcycle Adventures in the Southern Appalachians, an MSF RiderCoach, one of those crazy Iron Butt Riders, a former Police Motorcycle Instructor, a father of four daughters (which sort of explains his desire to ride long distances…alone), and he’s one heck of a funny guy. You can follow Hawk online at www.motohawk.com.
Many of us who have been to a WOW Ride-In™ have met Mark Kincart and his wife Rose. Mark is an avid motorcycle rider and has logged over 450,000 on many styles and brands of bikes. He is very knowledgeable about the right gear for all types and sizes of riders. He will be speaking at our event about the different types of helmets and gear that would work best for your riding adventures. He is our resident KLIM rep and will have a vendor booth at the event with a great variety of KLIM Technical Riding Gear.
“Become a Dotter like me!”
Presented by Linda C. LeDoux
I am what you might consider a “novice everything” and an expert at none!
Leave it to a fellow Louisiana Lady Cruiser to introduce me to Facebook #MR Motorcycle Rocks. This group is a place you can post pictures of your rock finds and hides for motorcycle enthusiasts. It is meant to bring joy and spread kindness to someone who finds it.
Over the years, I have dabbled in any type of craft that struck my fancy, i.e., tole painting, macramé, crocheting, stained glass, needlepoint, quilting, and the list goes on and on.
Since I’m not an artist and I failed miserably at tole painting, I had to find something that I could paint on a rock and be brave enough to let the public see. All I can say is “Thank you Pinterest and YouTube,” for the beautiful mandala rocks painted by dipping a dowel stick in acrylic craft paint to make a simple dot; even I can make a dot. Who would have thought that my love of motorcycle travels would team up with a saddle bag full of rocks! Please join me in becoming a Dotter to spread joy and kindness with our rocks wherever we travel.
Poland was honored in 1997, with the title of Jonesborough’s Resident Storyteller. She is also a founding member of the Jonesborough Storyteller’s Guild. Linda believes you can empower your family and community by helping them learn the importance of their stories. Her repertoire includes a multitude of stories collected over the years while traveling, teaching and telling. Ireland and more recently Israel have been two of her favorite places to share her stories. Even her name has a story…
“Travel Bugs? Do they bite? Geo-what?” – Geocaching Seminar.
Learn how to find and place geocaches and move travel bugs, whose real-world adventures can be tracked at geocaching.com. Kathy, an avid cacher, teacher, and trike rider, has found caches in over 32 different states. She has also placed caches (making her a cache owner, or CO), and her travel bugs have roamed the United States and Europe. Come learn how technology and even satellites orbiting in space can add some fun to your next riding adventure!
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