WHAT IS YOUR ROLE/POSITION IN MOTORCYCLING?
I am the co-author of a book Le Québec à moto (Quebec by bike) that has sold over 20 000 copies in Quebec and France. The third edition of this best seller was launch in February 2015. I've being also promoting women in motorcycling as the president of the Association des femmes motocyclistes du Québec for the last 10 years. I also wrote a column in a daily newspaper in Montreal during 5 years, from 2000 to 2004.
HOW DID YOU GET INTO MOTORCYCLING?
I dream about motorcycles since I was young! I bought my first motorcycle when I came back for the Trophée des Gazelles in 1998. Since then, the love story continued to grow. I cannot see myself without a motorcycle.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE/ENJOY IN MOTORCYCLING?
Many aspects of motorcycling appealed to me. The freedom is a great part but there is also the communion with our own space and environment. The priceless moments with friends and the camaraderie between riders.
It is way of life and a way of being.
WHAT IS YOUR OBJECTIVE, YOUR GOAL?
To get more women enjoying motorcycle in a safety way and to help them to get on their bikes and ride! With my association des femmes motocyclistes we help women gaining confidence so they can be leaders and lead a group of riders.
WHY WOULD YOU RECOMMEND MOTORCYCLING?
Because motorcycling helps to get over our fears and lack of confidence. We learn to observe and to get closer to our inner self. It allows every women to feel free and try new things like off-road riding or track days when they practice only road riding for instance. It is the most beautiful way to TRAVEL, TO DISCOVER THE WORLD.