About Me

My name is Joanne, I am originally from the UK, now living in Sydney, Australia.

I am a corporate slave during the week and a motorbike lover by the weekend. I started riding at 41, in December 2014, when I took my pre-learner test and bought a second hand Kawasaki Ninja 250.

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My first, a 2011 Kawasaki Ninja 250

I was the proud owner of Rita, a red Ducati Monster 821 until i crashed her, oops. To be honest she was probably more than my experience and confidence could handle so it was probably time for her to go. Cool bike, though.

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Here I am, posing with Rita

 

I now own Ruby, a Triumph Street Twin; she and I get on way better than Rita and I ever did. I kitted her out with heated grips, thresher bars, a touring windscreen and spoiler, a centre stand and tanks pads.

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Oh look, another red bike and another red t-shirt to match!

I’m don’t have lots of time to dedicate to this activity but I enjoy it when I can and believe that a balance of interests is healthy. On top of motorbike riding I enjoy scuba diving, cooking, travelling/exploring, skiing, keeping fit, tennis and trying new things. Pretty much the only thing I don’t like is raw celery because that’s just wrong. 

For reference, I am 161cm, 5’3” with an inside leg of 27 inches.