Friday, January 31, 2014
I think most of you know, by now, I'm the Social Media Coordinator for Motorcycle Travel America, which is kinda weird, me social? I know, I know, social I am for sure. By the way, if you haven't checked out Motorcycle Travel America, go do it. Even if you're not a biker, we support incredible causes, take a look and join, it's free! Cool, huh?
While you're at it, check out my biker blog that I write to help promote the Foundation, Two Wheels and The Curves, give a girl some support. It's relatively new, so follow me, give me some encouragement....please?
Where the hell was I going with this, oh yes, my awesome friend that founded Motorcycle Travel America sent me a message on Facebook a couple of weeks ago. She said one of the board members wanted to meet me. Ok, I have to admit, I was thinking.....uh, why?
We met at this awesome place for lunch, Fenders Moto Cafe and Brew Pub. Shout out to Michael Thomas and his wife....incredible job guys! The food? Well, I'll be there A LOT.
I met the mysterious, to me, board member, Steve Folkestad. Steve happens to be one of the co-founders of the Hell's Canyon Motorcycle Rally in Baker City Oregon, and he lives maybe two miles from my house. Craziness.
I was a bit leery at first. I had messaged him a couple of times on Facebook telling him I was looking forward to meeting him, and just general small talk, and he seemed rather quiet to me. One word answers? I'm not really familiar with them, so I wasn't sure he was gonna like me much.
When I met him, he lit up the room. What an amazing, funny, incredible, and genuine man. Right off the bat he handed me a brochure, opened it up and asked if I recognized a picture in the booklet. It was me!
He then handed me a stack of fliers, some more information, a shirt (and gave me permission to make it a bit more girlie with a bit of sexy thrown in), and asked if I would be the Ambassador for this year's Rally......uh, no brainer! Heck yes! I LOVE that Rally! It was quite the honor, and I am SO excited, but I'm still not really sure what all it entails......just like me, jump in and swim.
Then he sent me a message via Facebook and gave me the most amazing compliment, "Thank you for agreeing to help. Your energy will be a great asset for the rally. Adventure awaits." I then received another Facebook message from him. He asked if I would go work a day at the Seattle Motorcycle show in a couple of weeks. Score me! I get to hang out, promote the rally, talk to bikers, see the new bikes, and hang in Seattle. I'm down with that.
The Rally this year is July 10-14, which gives me time to prepare my Ambassador smile. Bottom line, if you ride a bike, I better see you there, NO exceptions!
Get your bike ready, register at the Hell's Canyon website, and come meet the Diva, oh, hang with bikers, check out the many vendors, and ride some of the most incredible rides you'll ever ride.
I'm keeping my eye out, I'm watching you!