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Hello, meet Kelsey Dowell!

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My name is Kelsey Dowell and I am a long distance endurance rider. I am 43 years old and have been riding motorcycles for 37 yrs. I have successfully completed numerous endurance challenges. In 2011 I entered the Hoka Hey motorcycle challenge and what was thought to be just over 10,000 miles. In all, I rode 14,500 miles in approximately 17 days. This was the hardest ride I have ever done.  I did this ride on my 2006 Dyna Streetbob. No cruise, no air-ride shocks, just a stripped down Harley.   I finished 17th place in the overall standings. This challenge did make me realize what I was made of; guts and determination, that’s what it takes to be able to be a finisher in any long distance endurance challenge. I traded my bobber on Sept 3rd2012 when I returned from Nova Scotia. Esmeralda had 64,400 miles on her and she was just worn out. I traded for a 2012 Roadglide with 20 rolls on the odometer.

In June 2012 I entered the American Motorcycle Rally. Having 20,000 miles on Charlotte in 9 months and one LDEC under my belt, I felt ready to take on the most elite riders known to this sport. Without a navigation team or a cell phone that had signal outside of any major city, I soon found out I was underequipped. I did take on the challenge and came in second in points at 39,500 and had ridden the most miles of all competitors. In six and half days I had managed to ride 8,170 miles. What a ride!!!

Since that time I have entered into some weekend challenges and have become very good at these competitions. Please go to to veiw the catagories on their page.

Thank you for you interest

Kelsey Dowell/Team Drift

My journey continues……….

The Tail of of the Dragon

American Legends Rally

Tail of The Dragon 2012 – 1432 miles in 25 hours 38 minutes! American Legends Rally on September 28-29 2012

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