Digital Exhibition: Becky Goebel
Name: Becky Goebel
What motorcycle do you ride?
I ride a 1995 1200 Harley Davidson Sportster chopper, a 1976 Yamaha XT 500, a 1966 Honda CM90 and I just bought a 2000 Harley Davidson Road King
How did you get started riding motorcycles?
I always wanted to ride a big bike. My whole life was built on driving stuff - farm trucks, dirt bikes, quads etc. I grew up in a small farm town in the middle of the Canadian prairies. My Dad was and still is a big tough-guy biker and I always wanted to get tattooed and ride bikes like him and my Grandpa. I would ride my moms little Honda Rebel 250 around and then eventually bought my own shitty little bike to ride to University on. After a while I just bought and sold bikes and ended up with all types.
What is your favorite thing about riding?
My favourite thing about bikes is the simplicity of jumping on a vehicle that doesn’t hold much and being able to zip around whenever and wherever easily. I love to be on the road with just me and my bike and what it can hold. I like riding bikes people wouldn’t expect a small young girl to ride - making people confused when I take my helmet off is the best. I always get these old biker dudes that are like, “That bike is too big for you young lady” and I just laugh and tell them I’ve ridden it across the country and back and to watch out cus' I’m actually tough as shit and can hurt people if I wanna.
Do you have a favorite place to ride?
British Columbia, Canada has got to have some of the best riding roads in the world. The Crow’s Nest Highway, the Sunshine Coast, the Sea-to-Sky highway up to Whistler - there’s insane, empty riding up there and I’m proud to call that part of the world my home base.