Women's World
Born To Ride Florida|December 2020
Brown Sugaa and Medusa
Myra McElhaney

Danni Benson started out riding on the back of her boyfriend’s bike. He tended to drink a bit and she realized that riding with him wasn’t safe. She learned to ride her own and bought a 1998 GSXR 600 sportbike. Later she traded it for a Ninja 600 sports bike and dumped the boyfriend.

She let a friend ride her bike and she was taking a short ride on his when the road suddenly ended, turning to gravel. With the combination of an unfamiliar bike, gravel, and trying to turn quickly she crashed! It took a year to recover from her broken wrist, busted knee, and scraped face. Although her home state of Indiana doesn’t require riders to wear a helmet she now does because of this accident.

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