A Scarlet Headers Bike Build
The Scarlet Headers meeting this month was a little different than usual. Instead of chatting about all the great rides we are planning, the motorcycles we are riding, and catching up on all the recent happenings in each other’s lives we were raving about TSH Bike Build. The dreams of OG members Shelby and Abby are becoming a reality right before our eyes. It’s an amazing time to be a part of a group of women dedicated to learning more, riding more, and supporting each other.
So why do we want to rebuild a vintage motorcycle? The answer is more complex then we may have realized in the beginning. Of course we want to be able to change our own oil, fix a flat, clean a carburetor, and so on; but this is more than that. This is about dreaming of a bike fit for a woman. Maybe a seat more narrow, possibly the shifter in a spot suited for a female, what about a glove box?
As a collective group of women we will be discussing over weeks, months possibly, about what we like and don’t like about our own bikes. With 20+ Scarlet Headers who have different tastes, riding styles, and preferences you can imagine that there will be a shit load of great ideas, even some that will be contradictory of one another. However The Scarlet Headers' dream is to create a classic bike, that appeals to many women. To learn how to build a bike from paper, execute those plans, and get a bike running. That’s our number one goal.
To Give Back
Once we have successfully designed and built the very first vision of a Scarlet Headers motorcycle we want to share this with the community. The Scarlet Headers are independent, strong women who support each other, and this will be our way of bringing that attitude into our community. Though we have no timeline for when the bike will be completed, once we have, we intend to raffle The Scarlet Headers project bike for charity. Being able to support our community, and be involved has been a vision of OG Scarlet Headers since day one.
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by Anna Hebert