SCRC Loudoun VA Featured Member - October, 2009

Name:   Diane Lee

Nickname:   Clippydi

Marital Status:  Single

Location:  Lovettsville, VA

Hometown:  St. Paul, MN

Children:  Two

Age:  28-30

Occupation:  Professional pet groomer, business owner

Current motorcycle(s):  2002 Honda ACE

How did you hear about the SCRC and when did you join?
Russ told me about SCRC in July 2002.

How long have you been riding?
I rode in my teens on a dirt bike we called tank ;). I got back into riding in 2001.

Have you ever taken a motorcycle safety course?
No, except Road Captain and Tailgunner training with the C-ville chapter.

What was your first bike?
2001 Honda Helix

How many bikes have you owned?

Why do you ride?
It's my peaceful place. I got hurt real bad in 2000 and after I could walk again I decided I wanted to start living and playing. I decided I wanted a motorcycle and here I am.

Have you ridden with an organized group before?

What modifications have you done to your bike?
I had a nice poodle painted on the bike.

What accessories do you want to add to your bike?
Leather straps.

What is your dream bike?
1300 Honda. I like :)

What kind of riding do you like to do — straight-aways or twisties?
I like the twisties and the back roads. Straight aways are just to get from point A to point B.

If you have a nickname, how did you get it? Tell the truth!
I just picked clippydi because of my old email address.

What is your favorite riding route?
Rt 522

Do you ride your bike to work?
Yes, sometimes.

What is the fastest you’ve ridden?
110 mph

What is your favorite time of year to ride?
Spring, summer, fall and warm winter.

Have you ever been down? If so, how were you hurt and what did you learn from the incident?
No, I've been lucky so far. I had a fall in a slow turn.

Have you ever done an "Iron Butt" ride?

What was the worst weather in which you’ve ridden?
2009 Polar Bear ride. It was coooold.

Do you know how to work on your bike?
No .

What was your most adventurous ride?
My canada trip. I had to use their bike and had no idea where I was. It was fun though.

What rallies or events do you like to attend?
SCRC state rally and Americade twice.

Is there someone who rides "two-up" with you?