Gail D.

  • Nickname: "Scarlett"
  • Riding Since: 2007
  • Bikes: Honda Express, 2003 Honda Rebel
  • Riding Style: Commuter, all-rounder
  • Most Asked Question: “Can that Rebel go fast?”

Like many rebellious teenagers, I would terrorize my parents by threatening to buy a motorcycle. Instead, they bought me a canary-yellow Honda Express (49cc!) that I used to commute to college. Not much terrorizing could be done at a maximum of 30 mph, alas. It wasn’t until I was in my 40’s and tiring of looking at the back of my husband’s head while on his bike that I decided to ride my own ride. I took and passed the MSF BRC, and within a couple of weeks I bought my Rebel. At the time, I was a Librarian at an Ivy League university, so I definitely stood out as the odd duck.

"Then I found myself needing to commute from Delaware County up to Bucks County, and the Rebel made perfect sense: 75 mpg, FTW!"

At my previous job, in a office complex of over 500 staff, there were only two motorcycles in the lot, so I still stuck out in the crowd. It’s nice to ride to work at RevZilla and park among all my co-worker’s bikes.

When not working at RevZilla or riding a motorcycle, I can be found knitting, crocheting, weaving, quilting, sewing, etc. My desk at work is resplendent with hats, sweaters, shawls, coasters, and cozies. Some of my best friends own fiber farms. I own nearly every fiber-related tool imaginable. If I could knit crash-protective motorcycle gear, I would. I have a husband who rides and is a MSF Rider Coach in his spare time, and a rescued retired greyhound named Kiowa High Hazel.

Favorite part of being on TeamZilla?: It’s great to work with people who are passionate about their jobs. This makes it a pleasure to come in to work every day. And when I get home, every night my husband asks me, “Were you awesome today?” and I reply truthfully, “I was awesome today.”