Biker belle

SeAnn Monroe, Sioux City, Ia.

Erin Andersen, Journal staff

SeAnn Monroe's father raced motorcycles.

“I grew up on the front tank of a motorcycle, screaming ‘Go faster, Daddy,’” recalled the 53-year-old Sioux City, Iowa, woman.

But it wasn’t until the age of 47 that she finally got her own license to drive. And shortly after that, she got her first bike, a 2004 Harley Fat Boy, and drove it to Sturgis for the rally.

This year, she’s sitting tall on a candy red 2015 Indian Chieftain.

At 5-foot 2-inches tall, it’s hard to find a bike that sits low enough to the ground to keep her feet flat.

Even with the Chieftain, her husband had to lower the seat another 2 inches, Monroe said.

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But now everything is perfect — including her rally experience so far.

There’s nothing like riding a motorcycle in the open air through the Black Hills, she said.

“Everything is beautiful here.”

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