It’s hard to put into words what she enjoys most about riding a motorcycle, but “fun and freedom” come to mind. Lindauer, now 72, is petite and slender. Several years ago, she was used to riding on the back of her husband’s motorcycle, but then decided she wanted to learn to ride her own. Not only did she have to conquer her own fears, it took persistence in convincing her husband to teach her. After two years, he relented. At age 56, Lindauer bought her first bike, a Buel.