Member Spotlight Archives: Charla Parker

Name: Charla Parker

Nickname: Battle Axe (Roy's pet name for me for about 20 years now... isn't he sweet!?)

Age: 41

Occupation: Information Technology Analyst

Hobbies/Other interests: Riding, Painting (on canvas), reading, crosswords.

Type of Ride: 2004 HD Sportster 1200 Custom

Dream ride: Don't know... this one is perfect for now.

How long have you been riding?: Almost six years.

Average Miles a Year: Based on the milage on my current ride, about 3k per year, but there's another story there. The last eight months or so don't count.

What do you like about riding?: The sense of freedom and independence. I love the sun on my arms and the envious looks from people in their cages.

Why did you join the SCRC?: I followed my hubby into the club when I began riding. We're there for the wonderful friendships and great riding partners.

What does SCRC mean to you?: The Greater Raleigh chapter is a family to me that is closer to my heart than most of my blood relatives.

Rides I like the most: I love the sort-of-annual summer rides. Bar Harbor, Niagara falls, Killington... Where to next?? I'm ready!!

Dream trip: Cross country with "Wrong Way", taking plenty of time to sight see and relax.

Favorite Quote: All the corny things that Mom used to say. Its too hard to choose just one.

Anything else you'd like to say?: See you Friday night!

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