- Nickname: Al, Ally, Loca Lupe (long story)
- Riding Since: May 2012
- Bikes: 1974 Honda CB 200, '95 Harley-Davidson Sportster XLH883 Hugger, 1994 Yamaha XT225 Serow
- Riding Style: Ridin’ around and gettin’ it.
- Favorite Question: Can that CB get on the highway? She sure has.
I grew up in the city with a single mom who didn’t own a car until I was in High School. So, I think it’s safe to say that no one expected I would wind up owning three bikes. In fact, I didn’t get my driver’s license until I was 22. Naturally, I only did so because I needed one to drive cross-country with some friends.
"The first time I remember falling in love with two wheels was in Italy... I guess what made me get a bike was missing them when I wasn’t on one"
The first time I remember falling in love with two wheels was in Italy. I was riding a Vespa, three-up, with my cousins to the beach. We were wearing flip flops and bikinis going the wrong way down a tiny, cobblestone street. A few years later, I found myself on the back of a motorcycle and I haven’t been able to shake that memory since.
At the end of the day, I guess what made me get a bike was missing them when I wasn’t on one. Nothing is worse than waking up on a beautiful day bikeless. Similarly, nothing is better than waking up on your day off and riding wherever you want just because you feel like it.
Favorite thing about working at RevZilla: Talking to riders who are in their 70s and won’t quit any time soon. You folks inspire me. But in general, what’s not to love about RevZilla? I work with people who love what I love. Not too shabby for a girl’s first foray into the ‘9-5’ world.