This practice pink and black motorbike with zebra print is as vibrant as the lady who rides it. After surviving a horrendous accident and enduring the painful restoration, Brittany devoted her life to spreading the message of motorbike security. Generally known as the “Highway Rash Queen” within the motorbike neighborhood, her story serves to advertise protecting gear consciousness.
“I carry round a narrative of warning and knowledge and share it with everybody I meet, and can proceed to share it for the remainder of my life.”
This “Queen Bee,” as she likes to name herself, knew that the teachings realized from that have wanted to be shared with the world. Right now, you’ll discover her energetic with visitor talking occasions as a spokesperson for ATGATT, (All The Gear, All The Time), educating motorbike programs, writing for motorbike publications, and extra.
“I’ve successfully turn out to be the prodigal youngster of motorbike security schooling and protecting attire consciousness.”
Unique Bike Design for an Distinctive Girl
“I’ve by no means been one to mix in. I wore yellow Abercrombie pants to high school after I was 14. Naturally, my bike turned an extension of my very own want to at all times stand out.”
Named “Breezy,” Brittany’s customized sportbike is as distinctive because the Queen Bee herself. Brittany went all out when she remodeled her 2006 Yamaha YZF-R6S into an unique, zebra-striped pink and black motorbike.
“She’s painted like a zebra and she or he is a pleasure to journey. She’s simple, breezy, lovely!”
To create her one-of-a-kind sportbike Brittany enlisted the assistance of Paul Boyden Customs. In 2008 he customized painted the unique zebra print and put in all of the customized parts. The one non-aftermarket elements on Brittany’s customized Yamaha YZFR-6S are the brake and clutch levers. She has by no means discovered an acceptable alternative and for now’s content material with them. She additionally saved the unique Yamaha motor and transmission—which she proclaims is “excellent the way in which it’s, thanks Yamaha!”
Breezy, Brittany’s customized Yamaha motorbike is kind of the top turner and somebody is at all times snapping an image. From little ladies waving as she passes by to guys giving her a double take. It was solely pure that Brittany’s vibrant zebra-striped pink and black motorbike went on to win the 2WheelTuner in 2008— a Yamaha/Boz Bros newbie construct contest on the RedBull MotoGP in Indianapolis. The Queen Bee and Breezy are at all times getting observed and it has been enjoyable for Brittany to observe individuals watching her over the past 9 years.
“Individuals stare, rather a lot.”
Whereas Breezy is properly suited to monitor days, security demos, and cruising the mountain roads close to her house in San Diego, California Brittany’s two different bikes every have their very own function in her driving world. Buzz, a Triumph Road Triple R is for all her lengthy distance and in a single day journeys, whereas Dizzy, a Honda CRF is barely used for the dust monitor.
The Triumph got here into Queen Bee’s royal courtroom in March of 2015. Her purpose was to journey the nation on a sturdy but sporty steed and the Triumph match the invoice. Over a span of 13 months, Brittany and Buzz achieved what they got down to do once they traveled from California to Florida, then to Ohio and again once more.
Customizations on the Triumph embody gold and black powder coating, carbon fiber rear units, Twisted Throttle Alu-Rack, metal braided traces, a full titanium Arrow exhaust, black header wrap and a honeycomb radiator guard. In line with Brittany, the Triumph continues to be “a work-in-progress” and she or he attributes a lot of the customized work to KevTek Customized Cycles.
A 12 months later Brittany bought her Honda dust bike. It was aptly named Dizzy as a result of Brittany admits that she “crashes… rather a lot.”
Though she continues to be studying to deal with Dizzy, fortunately most of her crashes are at low speeds. Brittany says she has rather a lot to study concerning the sport of dust driving and is usually heard saying, “Dust don’t damage!”
The one aftermarket parts on Dizzy are the Acerbis hand guards—which she proudly put in herself.
The Imaginative and prescient of a Zoomicorn
Zoomicorn is Brittany’s sidekick and tags together with the Queen Bee on her motorbike adventures. In 2016 Brittany despatched equivalent unicorns to 3 of her fellow riders from the USA and Canada.
Now a convention, Brittany bestows the Zoomicorn upon these whom she considers inspirational. The Zoomicorn additionally represents a way of whimsical pleasure and symbolizes camaraderie. Brittany hopes that Zoomicorn will evolve right into a charity fundraising effort sooner or later.
ATGATT – All The Gear, All The Time
For Brittany, her favourite piece of substances—with out query—is her motorbike helmet. Or ought to we are saying, helmet assortment.
“It’s important and an announcement piece multi function.”
In case you are not acquainted with Brittany’s story it started in 2005 when she had a life altering accident as a passenger on her buddy’s GSXR 750. Sporting solely a sweatshirt, capris and tennis sneakers, a minimum of she had the presence of thoughts to placed on one piece of life-saving gear, a helmet. They have been zooming alongside Freeway 550 and earlier than she realized what was occurring, the wind pressure ripped her from the again of his sportbike. She went flying off and slid 522 ft throughout the asphalt.
One 12 months after the accident Brittany wrote about her horrific expertise in an online article entitled Excessive Roadrash.
This story went viral and have become a catalyst to kick off her life’s work of motorbike security schooling and protecting attire consciousness. In 2008 the Bike Security Basis funded the creation of RocktheGear.org via three NAMS (Nationwide Agenda for Bike Security) Grants. Rock the Gear is a web-based marketing campaign run by Brittany that urges all riders to “Rock the Gear.”
The “Queen Bee” is busy as a bee
“I’m a moto-gypsy at coronary heart, I like to journey throughout this lovely planet and I really feel it’s my responsibility to share my ardour for motorcycling security with the world.”
Brittany turned an authorized MSF Rider Coach in 2009. She facilitates the Primary Rider Course, Skilled Rider Course (BRC2), and the Superior Rider Course, together with a Army SportBike Rider Course. In 2016, she was licensed as an Teacher for Complete Management Coaching and now facilitates the CMSP Bike Coaching Course in her house state of California.
So as to add to her in depth listing of achievements Brittany is presently the Director of the Ladies’s SportBike Rally, in addition to a workshop facilitator for varied female-focused motorbike occasions throughout the USA.
Brittany can be an achieved author for the motorbike trade and has contributed articles to a wide range of Sportbike Magazines. She is presently a employees author for Trendy Moto Journal and likewise recommends Ladies Riders Now and Girl Rider as glorious sources for motorcycling fanatics.
Even together with her busy schedule Brittany nonetheless finds the time to get a few of her personal wind remedy. It was laborious for her to pin down only one favourite place to journey and included any American state from Montana to New Mexico and West from there. Since 2006 Brittany has toured all three coasts in the US and between Breezy, Buzz, and all the opposite avenue bikes she’s owned, borrowed, or for media, and so forth. has clocked a whopping 100,000+ miles. Exterior of the US she could be very keen on driving the North Island, New Zealand the place she was an Worldwide Keynote Speaker for the annual Shiny Aspect Up Bike Fest. Brittany goals of driving the South Island subsequent 12 months.
Join with Brittany
Sadly, Breezy was concerned in a horrible trailer crash on the finish of final week (nobody was significantly injured). Brittany has plans to rehabilitate the bike as quickly as doable, though the extent of the harm has but to be assessed.
She’d love to listen to from you, and you may go to her at BrittanyMorrow.com
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