Yours Truly

Hi there.

I am Suzanne Noel, Honda rider. 🙂

My “Honda Tropical”, Honda XL 200. First Love. Also known as Mustang Sally,
because I can put my flat feet on the ground when she rides all over town.

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.

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. 🙂

Storm! My Honda XR 250 Tornado. My second Love.

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.

Sahara, my Honda CB 500X, bought August 3, 2020 during the Coronavirus Pandemic. My third love. Hahaha!

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: 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.

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