Presenting Jacque Tanis, Spyder TV Web writer
Nervous, excited, scared, exuberant, ready â€¦ all rolled into one …Â I had traveled eleven exhausting hours by car, plane, and then truck, to pick up my brand spanking new Spyder.Â AsÂ I completed my purchase and headed for home it did not take me long to realize I absolutely hated this new machine.Â I was lost and hot and tired.Â Worst of all, this infernal machine kept trying to buck me off – could I expect any less in Texas? Yes, I hated her.Â My first several hours in the saddle were spent trying to figure out how the heck I was going to tell my husband I had made such a huge and expensive mistake!Â After four hours of hell I finally arrived at my hotel and fell, exhausted, into a deep sleep.
The second day I uncovered her and walked around studying every inch of her before cautiously climbing on to continue my journey home.Â Almost beforeÂ I realized it I began to relax.Â I was getting to know her and well, weâ€™ll see â€¦ perhaps I had not made such a huge mistake after all.
By day three I could not seem to get off my 2013 CanAm Spyder ST-L.Â Once I reached my stop for the night I actually rode around town for two hours rather than get off her. We are â€˜ONEâ€™ â€¦
Hi, my name is Jacque Tanis, STV Web Writer.Â At the age of 54 I decided to get out of my comfort zone and learn to ride a bike.Â I had no idea what a marvelous adventure I had begun. My first bike was a Honda Shadow 750.Â What a splendid machine, comfortable and always dependable, she taught me the rules of the road. Three years later I purchased a BMW F650GS.Â Oh my goodness, I had no idea how much fun she would be.Â Sassy is tall and light and rugged and yes, I still have her.Â She hugs the corners like nobodyâ€™s business.
One afternoon while flying up my mountain road I caught sight of an extraordinary and mysterious machine humming toward me.Â Was I supposed to wave as it passed me by?Â I was not quite sure.Â Never had I seen such a machine.Â Seemingly with a life of its own my arm extended, my hand lifted, my fingers came out and I saluted – my biker wave.Â Little did I know, this brief encounter was the beginning of a new and wondrous chapter in my biker life.Â Â I still have her but my Sassy Girl sits mostly in to garage these days, ever since I purchased my CanAm Spyder, eighteen months ago.
The fabulous smells, the wind and the beautiful sights and sounds of the road â€¦ my wheels have set me free.Â Whether on two wheels or three I have, like long-lost family, been welcomed into the wonderfully entertaining and funky community of bikers.
Â I look forward to sharing with you my travels, introducing the men and women I meet, the machines we ride and the special bond we share.Â My articles will include a variety of subjects from humorous to informational, all relating to our special riding community. If you have a topic you would like covered please let me know.Â I will do my best to research and report on it for you.Â Thank you for making me, and my Spyder Angel, one of your own.
STV web writer