SCRC Loudoun VA Featured Member - January, 2012

Name:   Noelle Dell

Marital Status:  In a relationship

Location:  Leesburg, VA

Hometown:  Gamber, MD

Children:  2 boys

Age:  If I tell ya I'd have to kill ya!..... But it's less than 100!

Occupation:  Office Manager

Current motorcycle(s):  2004 Honda Shadow 1100

How did you hear about the SCRC and when did you join?
From several friends. They told me you were an awesome group of people to ride with, and they were sooooo right.

How long have you been riding?
1 5/16 yrs.

Have you ever taken a motorcycle safety course?
Yes, in Stephen City.

What was your first bike?
It was pink with flowers and had one of those banana seats....but I didn't get an orange flag with it!

How many bikes have you owned?

Why do you ride?
It's great therapy and I can ride with "cool" people!

Have you ridden with an organized group before?
Yes, Red Knights.

What modifications have you done to your bike?
Added a bag to put my "women" crap in!

What accessories do you want to add to your bike?
I prefer to just keep it running, for now.

What is your dream bike?
No dream bike really, just glad I have one that runs.

What kind of riding do you like to do — straight-aways or twisties?
I like taking off from stop lights and going as fast as I can. Not really, but that is a lot of fun.

If you have a nickname, how did you get it? Tell the truth!
Well, it goes like this. When you take off on an incline, you need to turn the throttle and let the clutch out. And when you don't? You end up backwards down a hill into 3 ft. tall weeds and your fellow riders have to pull you back up the hill. But if you're really cool, you keep it upright and don't dump it! Ha! That was the impressive part!

What is your favorite riding route?
Up over the mountains into WV.

Do you ride your bike to work?
Yes, when it's above 70 degrees.... Yep, I'm a sissy!

What is the fastest you’ve ridden?
95 mph and I had to change my drawers when I got home!

What is your favorite time of year to ride?
The spring.

Have you ever been down? If so, how were you hurt and what did you learn from the incident?
This question could be taken several ways, but I will answer as if you are talking about laying my bike down and I will say that yes, I have laid my bike down. But I was in a parking lot about a week after I got my license....I planned it. I just wanted to see what it felt like to fall off my bike! Didn't get hurt. Hard to get hurt when you are going 5 mph. I learned to look ahead of you and not look down to see how cool your boots look.

Have you ever done an "Iron Butt" ride?
Wow, these questions are getting scarier and scarier....Nope, can't say I've ever done an "Iron Butt"....Don't get into that!

If not, what is the furthest you’ve ridden?
Usually average 200 spring chicken here! can't be doing those wild rides!

What was the worst weather in which you’ve ridden?
A severe thunderstorm. Had just gotten my license and was riding with a bunch of idiots (no, not you guys), and they thought they needed to outrun the storm! Once again, I was changing my drawers when I got home and it wasn't from getting rain soaked.

Do you know how to work on your bike?
Hell no, that's what men are for! JK.

What is your favorite road song?
You have to have a radio to have one of those.

What was your most adventurous ride?
I guess that "hell storm" that I rode through.

What rallies or events do you like to attend?
I like it all.

Is there someone who rides "two-up" with you?
Not in this lifetime!