I’m Caz from Western Australia, have just turned 60 and for the last few years I’ve been riding a 2013 Yamaha V-Star 650 cc lovingly called BERT13. He is named after my Uncle Bert and the day of my mum’s birth.
I learnt to ride in my 20s on a Suzuki GN250 though I was a bit naughty as it wasn’t until a few years later that I applied for my license, after buying a Yamaha SR250…
Back in those days, we could take our dogs on the tank, so I had a little terrier called Willy and I trained him to stay on the tank with a harness attached to me. I soon became known as Caz, with her strap on Willy.
After a few years, I sold the Yamaha SR250 as other things in life took over. I hadn’t realised 14 years had passed by without any bike interest until one night, I had the most vivid dream where I was riding again. I woke up feeling so happy, I went straight out and bought a Suzuki 250 Intruder. I named this one Gerty, which I loved riding as much as I could; I even started a little group called The Intruders, meeting some lovely ladies along the way, which I am blessed to have as wonderful friends.
I never thought I would part with Gerty until I saw the Yamaha V-Star and it was love at first sight!
BERT13 is the biggest bike I’ve ever ridden; he feels so powerful and thrilling and I ride with the biggest smile on my face.
I have an absolute love for wolves, which I’ve used as the theme to customise him; the artwork was done by Tony at Hell Fire airbrushing. My seat upholstery was done by Lorenzo from Poli motor trimming. I now have my stamp on him and just love the overall look.
My current dog is called Lenny and he goes on the back in his carrier, which he loves.
I have met so many wonderful people through riding, especially the friendships I have formed with women through riding… I am a member of many lady’s groups and also founded The Wolf Pack.
Every chance I get I’m out there riding somewhere with my friends around wonderful Western Australia.
I love shopping for bike gear and have too many jackets and vests, one is adorned with patches that have been collected from various events.
I bought BERT13 from 5 Star Yamaha where I have him serviced also.
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Madam Rider xx