Tonight's induction ceremony for one of the newest members of the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame will be more than a little bittersweet.
While pleased to be honoured for a lifetime of contributions to the sport as a rider, rather than as a racer, Audrey Alexandre admits she is disappointed she won't be able to motor her way to Toronto aboard a Harley Davidson.
That's what the Welland native rode exclusively during a requited love affair with two wheels that spanned nearly 60 years and took her to all but Nevada and Utah in the lower 48 states.
But health problems forced the first Canadian member of the trailblazing Motor Maids club for women to park her "best friend" for good four years ago. Instead she'll be travelling to the ceremony in a car driven by longtime friend Dorothy Seabourne.
"I still miss it, I really do," confided Alexandre, who caught the motorcycle bug from her father Clifford.
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