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Rider Spotlight: Chris and Amanda

Feel like family at Open Road H-D

Chris and Amanda are long-time customers of Open Road Harley-Davidson and have been able to form a family-like connection with the team over the years. Chris said, “The staff is warm and welcoming every time we come in. I can't say enough about the level of service we receive. Whether it's parts, service, motorclothes, sales or "behind the scenes" for events, we feel like we are part of the ORHD family.” Chris and Amanda feel like this level of service does not exist in other places, and are thankful to have Open Road H-D as their home dealership.

MEET chris and amanda

Chris and Amanda started their riding journeys on their own, but have now combined their passions to make one riding power couple. Chris was inspired by his father and began his love for motorcycles at eight, and now has over 50 years of experience riding motorcycles. Amanda is newer to riding and started her riding journey after getting out of a relationship. She was looking to gain control, and wanted to feel power over her own life through riding. Chris and Amanda have been riding together as a couple for over 5 years, and have hit 38 out of the 50 states together.

3424 Miles in 9 days

Amanda and Chris’s most recent trip was nine days and a total of 3,424 miles. They traveled south and hit several states. Some of those states included Tennessee, North Carolina, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and a couple of others. They rode the Tail of the Dragon, which has 318 curves in 11 miles. Chris and Amanda recommend that all riders should experience this route, but they both agreed that HWY 28 was their favorite part. They also traveled to Greenville (SC), Montgomery (AL), Orange Beach, and along the Gulf Shores. Amanda remembers seeing Alligators in the Bayous on their way to Louisiana.

The Tail of the Dragon: 318 Curves in 11 Miles

During this trip, they got to spend Chris’s birthday down in New Orleans. After the birthday celebration, they packed up the bike and headed home, completing ⅓ of their trip in two days. Although Chris and Amanda have covered a lot of the United States, they both are major travel enthusiasts and hope to hit all 50 eventually.

2019 Trip to Las Vegas

Need to Travel to 12 more states

Chris and Amanda still have about 12 states to hit. They hope to get out to the Northwestern and Northeastern parts of the United States. They want to hit New York, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Connecticut, and visit Washington D.C. Chris and Amanda have done lots of traveling together and have racked up some serious miles over their years of riding. 

On Harley-Davidson’s alone, they believe they have ridden over 70,000 miles and on other models over 100,000. They like each other and spend time together, so racking up all those miles is easy for them! They enjoy hitting the open road, and the destination does not matter.

Chris and Amanda currently own four motorcycles but have had as many as six at one time. Two of the four include Harley-Davidson’s. The other two are a ‘94 Honda Shadow and a ‘76 Yamaha XS650. Chris rides a ‘17 Ultra Limited, and Amanda rides a ‘88 Electra Glide. They both agreed that their favorite bike is the ‘17 Ultra Limited because of its power, comfort, handle, and performance. They call it their “Cadillac on two wheels.” They found their favorite bike at Open Road Harley-Davidson with help from Assistant General Manager Brittany.

Chris and Amanda's old bikes