A little about me. I am first generation born in the united states' to Sicilian parents. Grew up in Jersey with my siblings where my parents owned a pizzeria and restaurant for over 25 years. My uncle built and raced hot rods out of our garage and always came home with the coolest sports cars. He came home with a 3 wheeler one year and us kids loved going circles around the Italian garden with our grandmother yelling at us LOL
So I guess growing up around fast cars and a trike is where it started. Shortly after getting my license I got a sports car and I would window shop for a motorcycle. But in my upbringing it was frowned upon for a woman to have a motorcycle. Growing up in the restaurant business I developed a passion for cooking. I decided I wanted to be a chef and that I did and thrived in a kitchen . I mean food and art all in one what's there not to love.I have worked as a chef, restaurant manager and also a bartender. After moving to AZ in 1999 I made my window shopping dream a reality I bought my 1st bike .Ever since then I loved the peace of mind and freedom riding gave me. I have owned a couple different models since then.
In 2013 I had to have multiple surgeries on my foot and ankle which would cause my whole limb to have nerve damage and me to not work as a chef any longer nor let alone work at this point. After the surgeries I couldn't do a lot for my self nor my family. Being non weight bearing for over a year and lossing so much muscle mass in my foot ,ankle and calf, it put me down and for 7 years was told I would need to learn how to live with it. In a pool of water up to my neck is where I learned to walk and bear weight slowly.
I sold my 2 bikes I had collecting dust in the garage because I knew I couldn't and wouldn't ride again because of my disability. Last year I was out with family and had some time to kill and walked into an Indian dealership.
I saw the Indian Bobber and fell in love. I told myself to bad I can't ride any more. But something told me to sit on the bike and it was a god send, a perfect fit! No weight on the ankle and not top heavy. I tried to talk myself out of it because of my disability but I couldn't stop thinking about the bike and how well it fit. Over the course of a couple months and covid it was a trying time to buy and I backed off the idea and just let it go but that didn't stop me to look up the bike from time to time. One day I looked and my Bobber practically fell on my lap and said here I am buy me and buy me now lol! The price was too good to be true! I rushed down to the shop and left with my Indian Scout Bobber . I've had to reteach myself how to ride with a bum leg and at times this can be trying because I haven't ridden in so long. But each time I get on it gets easier and easier. I love my Bobber and with each upgrade it becomes more customized to fit my needs and it makes me love it even more!