CAPE VERDE: CLAUDIA FORTES
My passion for motorcycles started at a really young age. I have always been attracted to hobbies that are unconventional for a lady. For example, I am also football player here in Cape Verde on the Island of São Vicente. I spend a lot of my spare time with my boyfriend and he’s the one responsible for teaching me how to ride. He’s also taught how to ride bicycles and drive cars. I’m currently riding a Suzuki GSXR750 and a Moto 4 Honda 400.
I love the GSXR750 more, not only for adrenalin purposes but it grabs a lot of attention here too in Cape Verde. When it comes to family, my parents honestly prefer me to stick to soccer. They’re a bit concern about the safety aspect of biking. My friends on the other hand, are thrilled about seeing me on the bike. I have already taught a few how to ride.
One of the most valuable lessons I’ve learnt is to ride within ones limits. This is a hobby I’m passionate about as it helps me relief a lot of stress. I’m also enjoying the strong sense of Brotherhood that I have discovered in biking.
I’m also thoroughly enjoying my Moto 4 Honda of which I often use to do off-road riding. Motorbikes are highly appreciated here in Cape Verde and they’re definitely my preferred mode of transport