SCRC Loudoun VA Featured Member - August, 2014

Also Featured:
January, 2007

Name:   Julie Geery

Nickname:   FieryRedhead

Marital Status:  Married

Location:  Herndon, VA

Hometown:  Jamaica, Queens NY

Children:  Thing One and Thing Two

Age:  Like a fine wine

Occupation:  Human Resources (I love working with people, I love working with people, I love working with people...)

Current motorcycle(s):  I have two - A Harley V-Rod (2003 Anniversary Edition) and a Yamaha V-Star Silverado.

How did you hear about the SCRC and when did you join?
Learned about SCRC when I was researching clubs back in 2006. I obviously picked the right one if you people have put up with me since then!

How long have you been riding?
A little more than 10 years now. Wow... seems like just yesterday!

Have you ever taken a motorcycle safety course?
Took it once in Petersburg, VA and liked it so much I took it again at Northern VA Community College :)

What was your first bike?
A two toned purple Yamaha V-Star Custom. I think of her fondly!

How many bikes have you owned?
Just the three, if you don't include the Schwinn with the gold-flake, plastic banana seat and the other bike that my daughter commandeered when she went off to college :-\

Why do you ride?
Because itís fun, freeing and therapeutic!

Have you ridden with an organized group before?
Mostly SCRC - Loudoun and no others with any regularity, although when I HAVE ridden with other groups I realize how spoiled I am. UGH.

What modifications have you done to your bike?
Oh Gawd. Ask Tank. He handles that crap.

What accessories do you want to add to your bike?
A coffee maker. Some of those early morning rides are a killer.

What is your dream bike?
I'd really like the Victory Jackpot Low! Love the lines of the Victories but I'm too short for most.

What kind of riding do you like to do — straight-aways or twisties?
Yes. Love a mixture of them. In the same ride preferably!

If you have a nickname, how did you get it? Tell the truth!
Fieryredhead?? I gave it to myself before anyone could provide me with something more appealing.

What is your favorite riding route?
Goshen pass is fantastic as were the roads out in Sturdis and Yellow Stone. Still so much to explore!

Do you ride your bike to work?
Not currently, but I have when in different locations with the ability to dress more casually.

What is the fastest you’ve ridden?
Probably about 85 tops. I have no need to go fast -- for me, it takes away from the enjoyment of the ride itself.

What is your favorite time of year to ride?
Spring and Fall. I'm definitely more of a fair weather driver! Too much trouble to go through the Gerbing Rituals if I don't have to.

Have you ever been down? If so, how were you hurt and what did you learn from the incident?
Yup... I've been down. Most valuable learning point? Stay away from 4 legged jaywalkers [aka Deer!]

Have you ever done an "Iron Butt" ride?
Nope. And ya know what? I'm okay with that!

If not, what is the furthest you’ve ridden?
About 1,400 miles in a weekend, down to the Cherokee Valley Rally by way of Tenessee and back through WVA.

What was the worst weather in which you’ve ridden?
Torrential downfall which was forcing cagers off the road. It was a lonnng ride and we just wanted to get back already. No rest for the weary!

Do you know how to work on your bike?
Sure! It goes something like this, "Oh Tank... will you do some work on my bike?" Followed by puppy dog eyes or flashing.

What is your favorite road song?
LOL! 867-5309. Just because I turn on the CB and sing it to everyone when it comes on :) You're welcome!

What was your most adventurous ride?
See aforementioned torrential downpour reference. It was on the way home from The Thunder in the Valley Rally in Johnstown, PA in 2007 I wanna say??

What rallies or events do you like to attend?
Any of them. Awesome people watching and a good selection of rude t-shirts.

Is there someone who rides "two-up" with you?
Not anymore. When the kids were smaller than me, they did now and then.

Off the cuff from...FieryRedhead
Having a pretty slow riding season due to a severe case of tendonitis and focus on some other goals, but, wouldn't ride with any other club! We've made some amazing connections through SCRC Loudoun and are pleased to call many of you "family!"