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Becky Treccariche showed off her first motorcycle purchase, a 2014 Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic two years ago clad in the required gear for riding – leather chaps and a vest. She has since traded the bike for a 2016 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail. (Photo courtesy of Becky Treccariche)

Becky Treccariche showed off her first motorcycle purchase, a 2014 Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic two years ago clad in the required gear for riding – leather chaps and a vest. She has since traded the bike for a 2016 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail. (Photo courtesy of Becky Treccariche)

By Liz Johnson/Staff Writer

There’s just something about a motorcycle that hits a person right in the gut – in a good way. You have to experience the feeling of the wind in your face, the smells of the road, the sights you see, to really understand the love a biker has for riding. Once you’ve experienced riding – you never look back. There simply isn’t anything like it.

Ray County realtor Becky Treccariche is well known for her community service, her work with the chamber and as a member of Rotary. What many do not know about Treccariche, is her love of motorcycle riding, which started early on for Treccariche.

“My parents had neighbors in their 70s who had a trike (3-wheeled motorcycle),” she said. “These neighbors would tease my Mom and Dad that they were members of a motorcycle gang.”

Treccariche said that was the first time she knew someone who had a motorcycle and who bought it just to ride around. “And I thought, wow – that’s kind of crazy,” she said.

Nowadays she thinks it’s great. “What I love about it is that I go and see things that you wouldn’t normally see.”

Treccariche is talking about the scenery and places one normally wouldn’t think of driving to, but taking a motorcycle to these places makes sense.

Motorcyclists love to ride and usually it doesn’t matter where or when, just so they can ride somewhere.

My own husband has been riding since he was 16 and he’s owned and operated a number of types of bikes, but prefers Harley-Davidson bikes to others. Treccariche agrees with that assessment.

“There’s nothing like a Harley,” she said, “you can make it your own. There’s just nothing like the sound of a Harley.”

And she’s right. Even I can identify and discern the difference between a Harley and one of the other brands. And I can personally attest that a passenger enjoys the experience of riding just as much as the drivers.

One would think Treccariche has been riding consistently for decades, but she hasn’t. She learned how to ride when she was just 11. It was on her brother’s dirt bike, a Yamaha, on which she cultivated what would be a later in life joy and passion.

The complete story is in the Friday, Aug. 19, 2016 Richmond News.

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