CELINE 

HARMEL

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Celine, 22

How long have you been riding for and what got you into riding?

Almost 4 years. I always admired bikes and thought it would be fun. As a kid I wanted to ride quads and dirtbikes but my father would never let me due to an accident he had when he was younger. Plus the cheap insurance was an added plus

What kind of impact had riding had for you? Has riding helped you to overcome a hardship in your life, if yes how?

I still struggle with depression and if i am feeling down i usually try to get out and ride as it clears my mind. Now that my boyfriend is into riding it is a way for us to spend time together as it is quite limited. Riding also introduced me to my current job at an amazing shop

Do you prefer to ride solo or groups and why?

For me it depends on the situation riding solo has it moments for me but i usually prefer to ride in a smaller group usually between 2-4. Riding in groups allows me to share the experience which is valuable. I like riding solo or my boyfriend because we ride in the same style and only have to worry about each other

What kind of bike do you have and why? What kind of riding do you do or have you done? 

I own a 2015 Kawasaki Ninja 300. I like to do all kinds of street riding. I have only done day trips so far but I would like to do an overnight one possibly down to the Oregon coast. I haven't done any dirt riding but it is something I really would like to try. The most I have done in that aspect is a flat track school in Pemberton which was a load of fun

What's been your favorite or most memorable riding experience?

Probably when my boyfriend and I went on a day trip to the island. It was the first time I have ever visited and a customer recommended a place in Coombes called Goats on the Roof. It is such a cute place and they literally had goats on their roof. We then went to Port Renfrew via the Pacific Marine Hwy. As we were heading closer the weather got worse and worse to the point where it was fogged over and raining. We were thens tuck behind a truck going super slow. At least it cleared up a bit out of Port Renfrew but that was a very miserable ride (lol) it was memorable for the good parts and the bad

Future riding goals/ plans?

Someday I want to do a trip to Oregon and a trip through the Cascade Hwy. Earlier this year I wanted to drive uo to visit my father in Kitimat and also ride up the Nass Valley but unfortunately I was unable to take that time off.

What else would like to ask to your  fellow riders?

What was your favourite ride? If money was no option which bike would you ride and what accessories would you put on it

 

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