Readers and their Rides

Angie Beck Smith and Her 2003 Triumph Speedmaster

Written by  August 28, 2015

This month’s featured rider is Angie Beck Smith from Kansas City, Missouri. We’ve known Angie for quite some time, and below is her interview. We also gathered information about her awesome bike:

CC: Do you have any hobbies other than riding?
Angie: Yes, I also enjoy photography.

CC: Why do you ride?
Angie: I love the feeling you get when the wind blows through your hair, the sun is shining on your face, and the sound of thunder in your ears.

CC: How long have you been riding?
Angie: I’ve been riding about two years.

CC: What was your first bike?
Angie: My first bike was a 1986 Honda Rebel 450.

CC: How many bikes do you currently own? 
Angie: I have two. I still have my Honda Rebel, and I also have my 2003 Triumph Speedmaster.

CC: What do you like most about your Speedmaster?
Angie: It’s fast!

CC: What is your dream bike? 
Angie: A Mysterious Red Harley-Davidson Softail Slim.

CC: What motorcycle rallies and events have you attended? 
Angie: Lake Perry, Urich, BB&B, the Minnesota HOG Rally, the Indiana HOG Rally, and the South Dakota HOG Rally.

CC: Which are your favorite bike night location? 
Angie: Gail’s Harley-Davidson and Russo’s.

CC: Tell us about your tattoos?    
Angie: I have three. I have Pebbles and Bam-Bam on my stomach, the Rolling Stones logo on my right butt cheek, and a 1 Bad Bitch logo on my upper right thigh.

CC: Do you prefer riding in a group or by yourself? 
Angie: I like both, but most of the time I find myself riding alone. I still love it!

CC: Who are some of your closest riding buddies? 
Angie: Brad Dulaney, Samantha Hardwick, and Deb Greenwood.

CC: Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers?
Angie: This is for all of you who want to give me shit for wearing shorts when I ride. You can just save your breath, because when it’s hot out, I wear as little as possible. I love to ride, and I love to be comfortable while I have my knees in the breeze. No matter how, when, or where you do it. Just ride!          

Photos by Dick Carlson with Carlson Digital Photography