Originally from Queens, NY, I moved to Orlando in 2013 and found my love of riding. Living in Titusville makes it easy for me to find all the open road I need to surround myself with the beautiful Florida swamps and beaches. My love for motorcycles comes from my mother.  Always surrounded by bikes, old cars and music, we would sit in the cemetery having lunch and watching the traffic go by. I spend most of my time riding back and forth to work, where I am a scenic painter, fabricating props and facades for major theme parks in the Orlando and Tampa area. I went to college for my B.F.A. in Technical Theater Production and worked 4 years with Blue Man Group New York and the national tour as a union stagehand. I live and breathe painting of all types, from creating faux finish on a building to spraying motorcycle and car parts. 

When I first learned to ride I remember my instructor saying, “Always keep your head up and look forward. See the road ahead not behind.” This stuck with me, not only when riding a motorcycle but in my everyday life. You never know what tomorrow brings; all you can do is look ahead and go at it full force. When I’m on my bike I’m incredibly centered and the world around me makes sense. My worries melt away, my thoughts are clear and I am at peace. The bond between my Iron 883 and I cannot be broken. I am so proud to say I ride with these women: women with amazing talents who are even better people.

LANEY HILL

 

Photo by Saravasti Zai

Photo by Saravasti Zai