I am Suzanne Noel, Honda rider. 🙂
I came to Costa Rica in 1985 with the Peace Corps in the Fisheries Program. I was stationed at the South Caribbean coast. I was given a Honda XL 125 as my mode of transportation. Lucky me! My Honda had the power to go uphill on gravel roads with no problem. I loved it. Sadly, when my service ended, so did my motorcycle riding.
Twenty-four years leater, I unexpectedly renewed my motorcycle driving license while renewing my car license. Surprise! Then, I connected with a friend whom I hadn’t seen in years, whose wife had died, and who was a motorcycle rider. He asked me to marry him! And we rode all around Costa Rica together, having fun collecting driftwood, seeds, and shells for my natural art projects. After he died in 2016, I continued riding alone to get through my grief. Soon, I joined Honda Red Riders, and the rest is history! I have lots of riding friends now and spend as much time as possible on the road, living the magic.
Now, my three Hondas are my best friends! I have a Honda XL 200, a Honda XR 250 Tornado; and a Honda CB 500X. Riding has enabled me to truly love being ME and to love my life. 🙂
Riding for me is really all about feeling alive and enjoying life to the fullest. When riding, I feel connected, engaged. I experience a mystical kind of spirituality and a deep sense of belonging. It certainly is a natural high!
This blog is an attempt to share my joy, some of the fun quotes I have written about my Honda, and my adventures riding in beautiful Costa Rica. I hope you enjoy it.
I am a Recovery Focusing Coordinator for The International Focusing Institute in New York. I like to write poetry and dab into different styles of art. (Here is my website for some of my art: suzannelnoel.com) My hope for myself is that I allow myself to continue creating art of any kind (for at the moment I am a bit blocked). Though I suppose this blog is a type of artistic endeavor.
Anyhow, if you do ride a bike, whatever kind and wherever you ride, I invite you to:
Feel the beauty.
Know the love.
Live the Power.