Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys®: I love meeting people whose energy and smile light up a room and standing by them … Life just feels better around people like that and Ms. Heidi Neal is that kind of women rider. Known by her friends as “SnapShot” because she is always trying to capture special moments that last a lifetime, Heidi may forget that SHE is the one who has made special moments for so many.
Here is more on Heidi.
Name – Heidi Neal
Where you live – Salem, New Hampshire
Occupation – Business Sales
What bike you currently ride?
2004 Harley Davidson Road King.
When did you start riding and what got you involved in motorcycles
2002, I was envious of the roar of the engines and how seemingly easy it was, I started out with a 750 Kawasaki, then moved up to a 1600 Kawasaki Nomad cruiser and finally to the Harley Road King.
How has riding motorcycles impacted your life?
I have gotten a lot more involved in charities events raising money for various cancer cures, homes for the troops and 911 victims’ families. I have met some really wonderful people along the way and they are relationships that stick. The camaraderie between bikers of any race, color, or ethnicity is awesome.
What was or has been the most challenging or difficult thing to overcome in the mechanics of riding?
In the beginning it was mainly sharp turns that made me nervous, so I ended up going into a vacant parking lot to practice, practice, practice until I felt safe and comfortable with sharp turns.
What do you like most about your model motorcycle?
Harley’s are very comfortable for cruising and riding long distances, they also have a tremendous amount of power behind them and the roar of the engine is like no other bike. The crash bars on the Road King are a great feature.
What modifications have you made?
The stock pipes did not seems to be loud enough, so I added some slip on pipes so I can be heard and respected on the road.
When you’re not riding motorcycles what are you other interest?
I love to spend time with my mom, she is 82 years young this year and full of piss and vinegar and I cherish every moment. I also enjoy meeting up with my friends for social gathering and dances.
What advice do you have for other women riders?
Don’t be afraid to ride, once you get on a bike you will own it. It is a great way to meet new people from a variety of backgrounds and you will form friendships that will last a lifetime.
What aspect of riding would you like to improve on?
I would love to be a road captain to guide all of the riders safely through the charity runs. I admire the dedication of road guards and captains who risk so much for the rider’s safety
How tall are you?
What is the seat height of your bike?
What is your weather like year round?
4 seasons, though I ride just about 3 full seasons
How is riding therapy for you?
Being out in the fresh air and going up to the New Hampshire mountains totally clears your head, you are one with your bike and see so much more when you are riding a motorcycle like the foliage and nature. You get to experience visiting a lot of places that you might not have gone to if you were simply driving a car.
Keep upgrading the pavement Heidi, you do it well!
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