Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Interview #6 Amanda "Buffchest" Sundvor
50cc's of adrenaline and nothing but a back wheel to ride on Amanda fell in love with motorcycles at a young age. Something we all try to feel time and time again after that first time we set off on a bike. As a young woman she did not have a bike of her own but found herself riding on the back of a friends bike in rural Colorado. The rider sped high above the speed limit only to arrive at a stop sign too quickly. Amanda, who had only the control of feeling free on the back of the bike, was then thrown up and over the rider who could not control his brakes. She was unfortunate to have suffered his consequences flying far from the road colliding with a wire fence that dealt nothing but pain. Had she not been wearing a helmet that day things would have ended differently. The recovery was long and brutal, but the fiery passion for all things two wheeled still burns bright for Amanda. Today she rides in honor of the passing of her father, his bike, a 1980 Harley Davidson iron head. (hear her story below)
The red circle is where Amanda laid for 4 hours waiting for help to arrive. While she lay there she had her hand up, which was the only part of her that was visible , as she lay cut open. She unearthed four fence posts and was stopped by the wire fencing. She is truly a survivor.