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Story & photos by Doc Davis


The Pink Bitch I love living in the Four States Area. It


has Route 66, lots of beautiful roads to ride, lots of bikers (without helmets) rid- ing those roads, and at cafes, macaroni and cheese is a vegetable. Life is good here!


When you’re riding the area’s two-


lane blacktops you will, no doubt, get passed by a golden haired goddess of go on a pink Harley with pink tires. Go ahead, read that last part again. Let’s read it together, ‘pink tires’. The gorgeous lady riding that beautiful scooter is Tanya Cordes of Miami, Ok. That’s Mrs. Art Cordes to you horn-dogs. They’re both homegrown in this area and are typical of the great attitudes and the kind of people that live here. Tanya and Art have been together fif-


teen years and ride together everywhere in just about all weather except for the slick stuff. I’m not just saying that, I’ve seen it a lot. She is no faint-hearted, fair- weather rider. She be cool and stuff. She relaxes on the road with the bike when she isn’t on duty as a nurse keeping everyone well enough to ride or provid- ing inspiration and video games for the three teenage girls at home. In her spare time Tanya lends a hand


to Art with his duties as President of the Marines Motorcycle Club for the Four States area. So much for her spare time. You can easily assume a mother and


nurse wants to play safe. Seven years ago when Tanya wanted a scooter she took a rider safety course at Crowder College giving her the knowledge and confi- dence to get on a motorcycle and split


the wind! For new riders or a refresher these classes are highly recommended. Better safe than scabbed up! Right away she got an Intruder and


started racking up the miles. On a ride back from Eureka Springs the happy cou- ple got rear-ended. Both bikes were damaged but they were alright. She spent a short time with a


Kawasaki and then the new pink Sport- ster that she put her own personality into for a couple of years before deciding to accept this generous holiday gift from her husband. Art works away from home often and recently was in Florida when he saw this Rossmeyer special built 2012 H-D Softail Deluxe and knew Tanya wanted to upgrade her personally built pink Sportster. She had ridden it for a few good years and now it was time for a change. Tanya is a cancer survivor and the


pink really appealed to her, down to the pink bell and pigs on the valve stems. Art, in Florida, traded bikes with a picture of the Sporty she sent from Oklahoma to his phone and a pick up and deliver order was in place. Now Tanya thinks a new motorcycle


is always a great way to kick off a new year. I’m wondering what Art is going to do to top this, no pressure there. She says the Deluxe is more comfortable and the handling and throttle response is exciting and more to her liking. Could that be ‘new bike syndrome’? Probably not, she looks like she was molded to this bike. The world could use a lot more biker ladies like Tanya.


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