“I’ve been riding for three years," said Michelle Betesfandiar. "My dad taught me how to ride when I was 39-years-old and it was the main way that we bonded. We had twin bikes. He passed away this year and we sold his bike, but I, for damn sure, am keeping my Yamaha V Star Cruiser forever. And will never quit riding. I ride everyday, all-day if I can. Suns out, buns out.”
Kali: Can you name two reasons you love riding motorcycles?
Betesfandiar: It is an exhilarating feeling. Especially while we’re trapped at home. I get this rush of air and everything about it just feels good. I love the freedom riding gives me and my love for performance and speed makes it feel natural to me.
Kali: What is one ride you'd love to add to your line up?
Betesfandiar: Yamaha R6.
Kali: Where are you from originally?
Betesfandiar: The Middle East.
Kali: What is your biggest pet peeve?
Betesfandiar: Superficial people.
Kali: What do you do for work?
Betesfandiar: I’m a landscaping Ninja.
Kali: Do you have any brothers or sisters?
Betesfandiar: I have one younger brother, who’s a genius. We’re very close.
Kali: How old are you?
Betesfandiar: In my 40s.
Kali: Do you have any pets?
Betesfandiar: I have two female American Bullies, a mommy and daughter.
Kali: Who was your hero growing up?
Betesfandiar: Wonder Woman
Kali: Are you an early bird or a night owl?
Betesfandiar: I’m both and I take a lot of naps.
Kali: How do your friends describe you in a word?
Kali: Whiskey or beer?
Kali: Mountains or beaches?
Kali: What kind of music do you like?
Betesfandiar: Island music
Kali: What kind of food do you like?
Betesfandiar: Every Asian food.
Kali: What is your favorite breakfast?
Betesfandiar: French toast
Kali: How do you de-stress?
Betesfandiar: I garden everyday. I water my plants. I like to grow lots of vegetables, it just depends on the time of season.
Kali: Which is your favorite season?
Betesfandiar: Summer because I love the sun and the water.
Kali: What is your motto for this year?
Betesfandiar: Take the bull by the horns.
Kali: What is your idea of the start to an ideal day?
Betesfandiar: Coffee and a walk around the yard with my dogs
Kali: Do you have any tattoos? How many? Do you have a favorite?
Betesfandiar: Two. My grandma's name is my favorite. It’s beautiful.
Kali: Favorite book.
Betesfandiar: The Girl With The Dragon tattoo trilogy.
Kali: What is your favorite drink?
Betesfandiar: Water with cucumber.
Kali: Do you break traffic rules if you do not see a cop around?
Kali: Do you like roller coasters?
Betesfandiar: Love 'em.