Please introduce yourself.
Hey! I’m QueenSit. I love adventures and trying new things. I can get bored pretty easily so I find myself researching then trying something new. It’s brought me so many new experiences. Some are great and some can be left behind. I love learning and can watch youtube video’s all day long. Adventures are what got me into motorcycles. I’m a Harley-Davidson ambassador. I have been riding motorcycles for 3 years. I started on a Honda CBR 300, moved to a Harley-Davidson Street Bob, and now I’m on an H-D Road Glide. When I’m not riding motorcycles, I am a filmmaker @VideoQueenSTL on Instagram. I am here to motivate riders and spread love through my content on Youtube, Instagram, TikTok, etc.
Describe your path to how you got to where you are with motorcycling today.
My journey into the motorcycle world is sort of comical. My best friend was teasing me about how random and adventurous I am. Someone on a motorcycle rode by and she said, “What’s next, motorcycles?” A lightbulb went off! Later that night I randomly approached a guy on a motorcycle at the gas station. I asked could I sit on his motorcycle, he said yes. I knew nothing about how to ride, gear, or safety but I was intrigued. He picked me up on his motorcycle and gave me two lessons and I’ve been riding ever since.
What has been your best experience while riding?
My favorite experience on my motorcycle has to be when I traveled alone for the first time on a 12 hour ride to West Virginia. Once I arrived, I had my first camping experience and slept outside with an amazing group of women, motorcycle riders. I recorded the full experience and you can view it on my YouTube page “QueenSit on a Harley.”
And the worst? (Or not so good?)
My worst experience was getting caught in a thunderstorm riding in Tennessee without any rain gear. I still don’t have any rain gear lol.
Can you relate a good story from your motorcycling experiences?
My favorite experience was approaching Seneca Rocks, West Virginia after driving 12 hours from St. Louis. I’m a city girl so it wasn’t until I was riding in the woods alone that I realized that I would be sleeping in a tent when night came and what that entailed. I became super nervous and wanted to go to a hotel where I would feel safe and comfortable, but then I thought about Bessie Stringfield, the first African American woman to ride across the US solo in the 1930’s. I thought about all the obstacles she had to face: racism, sexism, and being the first. Even though I was at my limit, I continued on my journey and had one of the best experiences of my life camping with other motorcycle women.
If you could change anything about the world of motorcycling today, what would it be?
I would change the racism I experience while traveling out of town. A lot of times, people who work at the hotels, gas stations, or restaurants are very rude to me and I can feel I’m not welcomed. So, I wish we all could ride in peace wherever we decide to go.
Do you have any advice for people who want to get into motorcycling?
I would tell them to watch a lot of YouTube videos about learning how to ride. I would also let them know that if you fail at something, don’t give up. If you fall down, get back up.
If you could go on a ride with any of your motorcycling heroes – living or dead – who would they be? I would love to have traveled with Bessie Stringfield. I can only imagine the type of energy and strength she had.
What’s your dream bike? If you could design your dream motorcycle, what would it look, sound, and feel like?
My dream bike is my 2019 H-D Road Glide that I have now. I wouldn’t mind getting the new Harley-Davidson CVO though.
What is your favorite Sunday ride to do when you’re back home?
My favorite Sunday ride is to visit my grandmother or aunt at their homes and eat a good family dinner full of laughs and dancing.
What was the last great book you read?
The last great book I read was, “Stress Less.”
Any good music you have discovered of late?
I discovered very good shared playlists on iTunes such as Chill Sunday, Black Girl Yoga, and The Black Cookout songs.
The last great meal/food/cuisine you had?
The last great meal I had was a seafood boil with my family at my aunt’s house.
What kind of legacy do you hope to leave?
I hope to inspire men, women, and children to live a life that brings you positivity. So, whether that’s riding a motorcycle, sewing, hanging with friends and family, I want people to choose things that make them happy. I want to be remembered as the woman who rode a motorcycle spreading love across the world.
I love your story it is so great to see and hear young black women doing such things . I’m and older woman that always wanted to ride but never have had any friends that was Interested in riding … I live in St. Louis City I actually live around the corner from one of the well-known bikers clubs but I have never gone inside of there and I have lived here around probably about 12 years now but I love when I hear the bikes and I see the females riders and I really really really want to become a biker I am over 50 now..
Love this. On a journey now….. doing all things that bring me JOY … hiking, hanging with family and friends, laughter….