Anonymous sent me this message-
I’ve been in love with bikes ever since my Dad put me on the back of his ‘79 Triumph Bonneville as a little girl, and I just met my lifelong goal of getting a license. Although I’ve ridden on the back plenty, I have no experience riding myself (except for the course). A great deal on a Honda Shadow Spirit 750 has come my way and I want to jump on it, but definitely have beginner jitters. What advice would you give a new rider looking to gain confidence and get comfortable? Love your blog!
Hello Anon! Last time I gave advice about what type of bike was or was not (in my opinion) good for a reader, it caused a big tizzy. For that reason, I asked a couple notable motoladies to chime in too!
Leah Petersen (aka Leah Stunts) is a stuntin’ motolady with heaps of talent and an equal amount of follow through. Not only does she wrench on her own bikes and manage her own social media, but she’s also the creative director and co-owner at Stuntbums. Hell, she even rides for Icon, and looks pretty amazing while doing it.
Remembering exactly when I first came across Leah’s photos is practically impossible, but I know it was through Icon. Her spread eagle wheelie photo in Hella boots (the wedgy heeled ones) definitely caught my attention. Now it’s time for a little bit of Leah wisdom.