Nic has owned several bikes in the past, currently he owns and rides a 2022 Street Glide ST that was new this year and a 2007 Sportster 1200 R with 72,000 miles and counting! He loves H-D for the customer loyalty and brand recognition. That has always been intriguing to him.
“When you mention Harley-Davidson, it’s not just a brand of a product, but for so many it’s a full on lifestyle. The best part though, is when I wasn’t yet riding H-D and would arrive at a place where H-D riders were gathered, people were always welcoming and especially so when I was looking to buy my first H-D. Harley riders are often like family and it’s so cool that people instantly have something in common when we realize we’re Harley riders.”
It’s hard for Nic to pick just one favorite memory on a bike, but he’s had an opportunity to travel on his bikes and those are always fond memories. He and his son went on a two-day trip through Arkansas when he was 10. He and his wife have traveled cross country to South Dakota spending nine days on the bike. Those were two great trips. Fun fact: he owned seven different motorcycles in one year. He just couldn’t decide what his favorite bike was so he decided he’d do “long-term” test rides for a season.
Motorcycles is “an ever-lasting bit of Americana. “
Chris currently rides a 2022 Street Glide Special (Midnight Crimson & Black) and is riding his dream bike. He fell in love with riding since around 12 ish and his entire family rides. He said, ” I better not answer” his favorite memory on a bike…
Justin started riding on a 1985 Yamaha Maxim 750. His first Harley-Davidson was a 2002 Softail Standard, and he currently rides a 2008 Harley-Davidson Softail Custom, which is his dream bike, but he would also like to purchase a Pan America for moto-camping, as well as a Road Glide for touring with his wife on longer trips. One of his favorite memories on a bike is taking is first overnight trip to St. Louis with his wife. They got caught in the rain on the way back, but it was a fun adventure on the bike! Justin loves all motorcycles, but he particularly loves H-D motorcycles because “they provide a more visceral experience compared to our competitors machines. It is like driving a muscle car versus an economy class sedan.” He also loves, “the freedom that comes along with riding motorcycles and the meditation time it gives me when I’m out on the road.” Fun fact: He can type over 100 words per minute.
Jesse has owned every type of bike from enduors, to sport bikes, to cruises and choppers. He fell in love with motorcycles when a small bike shop owner allowed him to dig through his used parts to create a chopper out of his dirt bike at the age of 13. He loves to ride because it helps him feel more connected with nature. His dream bike would be a mid 40s knucklehead. Favorite memory is having his dad’s H-D buddies invite him on a ride to Mexico even though he was on a Honda. It was the first time he really felt welcomed into the biker community. Interesting fact about him is that he competed in truck driving competitions in Florida and was 8th in the state two years in a row.
Likes to ride passenger with family members, but her dream bike is a Pan America. She has the same initials as her dad and late grandma. She was only 16 when she started her senior year in high school.
Shannon is a passenger, but she loves “feeling the wind in your face and the rumble of the exhaust, it’s so freeing.” Her favorite memory on a bike is riding with her dad on his 2015 Street Glide. She loves the chrome on bikes and the new Tri Glides. Fun Fact: She loves frogs and is terrified of fireworks.
Tori doesn’t have a bike, but she tends to ride Passenger a lot on a family member’s Road Glide Special. Her dream bike is a a yellow Kawasaki ninja 400 or any yellow bike. She fell in love with the environment that usually surrounds riding and the H-D community is great and inclusive. Her favorite memory is riding around with her uncle on his bike during the summer. Fun fact: She is allergic to gluten.
Brian rides/has ridden a 1989 Harley Davidson Sportster XL883, 2003 Harley Davidson, 100th Anniversary Road Glide FLTRI, 2003 Harley Davidson 100th Anniversary Electra Glide FLHTCI, and a 2003 Honda Shadow Spirit VT750DC. His dream bike is all of them, but would love to have a knuckle head or pan head. He learned how to ride when he was 16, fell in love with being on two wheels and never looked back. His favorite trip is any long cross country trip, or rally, even shorter rides with friends. Fun fact: He bought his first Harley at 17 years old, and still owns it over 20 years later.
“There’s nothing else like getting on a bike and going for a ride.”
Shelly currently has seven bikes, but her favorite is the 88 FXRP. She fell in love with riding because of her dad. She has been riding since she was nine, and it’s her Zen time. “No chatter just peacefulness and scenery. Traveling on a bike is so much better than in a car. New Orleans, Sturgis, Maggie Valley, Austin. Lots of fabulous memories.” Fun fact: she was in the Kiltie Drum and Bugle Corp in high school and played the bagpipes.
He currently has a 2020 Road Glide, 2021 Street Bob, 2003 Softail Standard, and 2003 Road King. His dream bike is a Low Rider Road King (“I finally have it!!”) His love for riding started when he was 12, riding dirt bikes and loving the thrill of riding on two wheels. His favorite memory on a bike is cruising through western Nebraska up to the Badlands and Black Hills solo. Fun fact; he was born and raised in Wall, SD. “Yes, the Wall Drug town. People actually live there.”
“Riding a Harley is a ticket to another friend. Everywhere we stop on a ride I meet someone new and no matter what, we instantly have something in common.”
She currently has a 2018 FLHXS and a 2020 FXLRS. Her favorite memory on a bike are going on trips to Eureka Springs with friends. She rides because she enjoys seeing the countryside on the back of a bike.
She currently rides a sportster 1200. She grew up in a Harley fam.. both of her parents ride. She went to Sturgis several times as a kid, and did all the biker things with her family, so it made her love the brand and culture… She’s always been a part of it. Hollie’s dream bike would probably be a knucklehead or panhead chopper. Her favorite motorcycle memory is riding through the black hills with her parents, sister, and husband. A fun fact about her is that she was a 6x all-American gymnast for the University of Nebraska.
Chloe has always been a passenger, but has her eye on a sportster or a heritage. She loves the freedom and internal peace that comes with riding. Fun fact: She has done multiple photojournalism projects, but her most memorable was one where she lived in Ireland and met a matchmaker.
His current MC is a 2022 Low Rider ST and his dream bike is the Captain America bike from Easy Rider. He’s also a huge beer nerd.
“When you are riding nothing else in the world matters, you can let everything else go. Harleys have soul, they are loud and shake like crazy. You don’t get the same connection with any other type of motorcycle.”