Name: Jill Garity
Marital Status: Widowed
Location: Philomont, VA
Children: 2 Stepchildren
Age: not me!
Occupation: Retired from pharmaceutical and real estate sales.
Current motorcycle(s): Harley Sportster
How did you hear about the SCRC and when did you join?
Fall, 2006. A friend, Pubs, formerly of the Potomac Chapter, told me what a fun group SCRC is, and he was right.
How long have you been riding?
Have you ever taken a motorcycle safety course?
Yes, at the Harley dealer in Staunton. The instructors there were fabulous.
What was your first bike?
My current Sportster.
How many bikes have you owned?
Had a little Honda 50 in college for a while. Does that count?
Why do you ride?
Because it feels good. And because I love the camaraderie shared with people I would never have met otherwise.
Have you ridden with an organized group before?
What modifications have you done to your bike?
Not much yet. I swear I'm going to get a more comfortable seat, but I'll probably get a different bike before I get around to making too many modifications.
What accessories do you want to add to your bike?
I have saddlebags that need to be mounted, and Sher has generously offered me her old pegs. An air horn would be good, but again I'll probably just wait for the next bike.
What is your dream bike?
Right now it's a Heritage Softail Classic.
What kind of riding do you like to do — straight-aways or twisties?
Twisties for sure. It's the twists and turns that make life interesting.
If you have a nickname, how did you get it? Tell the truth!
"MissBehavin'". Well, it seems a few of us ladies were bantering on the forum about how we were going to get frisky at the Xmas party. The name was given to me by Julie (Fiery Redhead), I guess because I didn't misbehave enough to get the name with one "s". She did stipulate that I could change it later to the naughtier Misbehavin' if I let loose as much as she did that night.
What is your favorite riding route?
Several routes to Flint Hill, then through Little Washington to Sperryville and up over the mountain.
Do you ride your bike to work?
Would if I worked. Try to ride it to do errands whenever possible.
What is the fastest you’ve ridden?
Coming back from the Sport Ride last fall. 85mph. Not rocket speed, but pretty scary for a newbie who had never been on I66 before.
What is your favorite time of year to ride?
Each season has its charms. Spring for the pleasure of first warmth and new leaves. Summer because the days are long and it's a time for easy living and fun. Fall for the brisk air and colors. Now winter, that just stinks.
Have you ever been down? If so, how were you hurt and what did you learn from the incident?
Several gentle lay downs mostly from not thinking ahead and not paying enough attention, usually in front of an audience. No injuries.
Have you ever done an "Iron Butt" ride?
No, and I won't until I get that cushy seat I keep talking about.
If not, what is the furthest you’ve ridden?
Blackwater Falls ride last fall.
What was the worst weather in which you’ve ridden?
Nothing bad yet. Just a few showers.
Do you know how to work on your bike?
No, but I wish I did.
What is your favorite road song?
"Blueridge" by the Seldom Scene.
What was your most adventurous ride?
Haven't done anything too adventurous yet. Crossing an open cattle guard over a creek by myself my first month of riding was intimidating because I didn't know how the tires would handle all those holes, and there was no one around to pick me up if I got stuck.
What rallies or events do you like to attend?
Hope to do Daytona maybe next year.
Is there someone who rides "two-up" with you?
Off the cuff from...MissBehavin
There is nothing better than the exhilaration you get from being outside and pushing the envelope a little bit on a powerful machine. Having people to share it with makes it all the sweeter. Southern Cruisers, particularly this chapter, is one of the friendliest and most fun loving groups I've ever belonged to. It's a wonderful thing we have going.