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Donna Ashe & Her 2016 Indian Scout "Lakota"

March 31, 2017
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Our April 2017 cover bike is owned by Donna Ashe, and we enjoyed shooting her 2016 Indian Scout for this month’s cover. Donna is from Lenexa, Kansas, and we had the opportunity to gather additional information about her and her Scout. We also enjoyed shooting cover model Amanda on Donna’s bike for this month’s cover. I’m sure you’ll also enjoy this month’s behind the scenes photos and video!

CC: Donna, what is your occupation?
Donna: I’m an RN/OR Manager.

CC: Do you have hobbies other than motorcycling?
Donna: Yes. I also enjoy reading, being with family, dragons, rocks, and crystals.

CC: Why do you ride? 
Donna: Fun, freedom, and being with friends.

CC: How long have you been riding? 
Donna: I grew up riding, but I consider myself a newbie since I haven’t ridden in 20+ years.

CC: What was your first bike?
Donna: I believe it was a Kawasaki 250.

CC: How many bikes have you owned? 
Donna: Lakota is my first.

CC: How many bikes do you currently own? 
Donna: Just this one. My husband Todd and I have a 2008 Yamaha V Star 1300 “Monster Glide” and a 2016 Indian Roadmaster.

CC: What do you like most about “Lakota”?
Donna: She’s completely custom, and no one will ever have one like her.

CC: What is your dream bike?
Donna: This one!

CC: What is your most memorable riding experience? 
Donna: I love riding through the mountains near Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

CC: What is your least memorable riding experience? 
Donna: Riding around my block over and over getting used to riding again.

CC: To what motorcycle clubs or organizations do you belong? 
Donna: Indian Motorcycle Riding Group.

CC: Which motorcycle rallies & events have you attended, and which is your favorite?
Donna: Bikes, Blues & BBQ. I hope to do Sturgis soon as well, or ride the Dragon with Todd.

CC: Do you have a favorite bike night hangout?
Donna: All of them! I’m looking forward to Indian Cruise Night on Fridays out at Indian Olathe.

CC: Tell us about your ink?
Donna: I have three, and need more! I have one on my hip for my mom, a dragon across my back, and an Anne Stokes dragon on my right arm. I love them all!

CC: Do you have a favorite tattoo artist?
Donna: Yes, Big Mike at Aftershock, and Trinity. They are both great artists.

CC: Do you prefer riding in a group or by yourself?
Donna: I like riding in small groups, and I’m looking forward to being comfortable enough to ride by myself.

CC: Who are some of your closest riding buddies?
Donna: My husband Todd Ashe, Caleb and Sheli Knaus, Robert Knaus, Tim and Michelle, plus many more!

CC: Thanks for the interview Donna, and thank you for letting us shoot your bike for this month’s cover.

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Photos by Dick Carlson with Carlson Digital Photography

Published in Cover Bike Owners