LIC: STATE YOUR
My name is
Christine Hicks and I'm a 40 year old married Big Beautiful
LIC: WHO IS IVAN?
Ivan is my
husband of 20 years and the father of my 2 beautiful daughters
Jessica and Tasha
LIC: WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
LIC: WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?
I lived in Florida
until I was 12, we then lived in Philadelphia for two years. My
high school years were spent in Neptune NJ. After graduation I
moved to North Carolina to go to college and that is where I met
my husband Ivan.
LIC: DO YOU CONSIDER
YOURSELF A BBW (BIG BEAUTIFUL WOMAN)?
I am a BIG BEAUTIFUL
WOMAN and VERY VERY PROUD of it!!!
LIC: AND WERE YOU
BIG ALL YOUR LIFE?
I was a fat little
baby, a chubby kid, a large lovely teen, and now I'm a Big
LIC: WERE YOU EVER
DISCRIMINATED AGAINST BECAUSE OF YOUR SIZE?
I'm sure there may
have been instances of discrimination against me because of my
size, but, no more than discrimination against me because I am a
woman I tend to do a lot of non-traditional type things that
women don't generally do, like attending school to be a
motorcycle mechanic. I've never let anyone hold me back from
anything I wanted to do even if it meant I had to work a lot
harder to get it.
LIC: OR DID SIZE
NEVER MATTER IN YOUR LIFE?
Size never mattered
to me in my life and I've never let it stand in my way. If
anyone didn't like me because of my size, they weren't worthy of
being part of my life in any way.
LIC: DO YOU RIDE
Yes I do.
LIC: WHEN AND WHY
DID YOU FIRST START?
My stepfather rode
motorcycles when I was a child and I learned to ride
dirt bikes with other kids from the motorcycle groups my stepdad
and mother belonged to. I didn't do any riding during my teenage
years. My husband owned a motorcycle when we met and I started
riding again then. For the first 5 years of our marriage I rode
behind him until I got my first street bike, a Honda CB650.
LIC: DO YOU OWN YOUR
Right now, I own a
absolutely sexy machine!! She's a 2004 Kawasaki Vulcan Classic
800. She is the third street bike I've owned and though I don't
plan on getting rid of her any time in the near future, I'm sure
she won't be my last one.
LIC: DO YOU HAVE A
SPECIFIC GROUP THAT YOU RIDE WITH?
No, at this time I
don't ride with any specific groups. In the past I have been a
member of several organizations aimed at motorcyclist rights,
such as Concerned Bikers Association and ABATE.
LIC: WHAT'S THE
LONGEST DISTANCE YOU'VE RODE?
I just completed my
longest road trip on a bike in August. My husband and I rode
from Daytona Beach Florida to Sturgis South Dakota. It was a
little over 4500 miles round trip.
LIC: HOW WAS THE
I had an amazing
time. It took us 4 days each direction. We went through some
beautiful country and met so many interesting people. We camped
nightly and got to see some incredible scenery. I would love to
make that kind of trip again, but, take a little more time so
that we can see more along the way.
LIC: DO YOU PREFER
TO RIDE OR RIDE ON THE BACK?
much prefer to ride my own bike, but, there are times that
riding behind my man with my arms wrapped around him and the
wind hitting our face is the best experience in the world.
LIC: NAME SOME OF
THE PLACES AND EVENTS YOU’VE TRAVELED TO?
Daytona Beach Bike
Week, Daytona Beach Bike October fest, Myrtle Beach Spring
Rally, Sturgis Bike Week, and dozens of local/regional events
and charity rides in Central Florida and North Carolina.
LIC: WHICH PLACE DID
YOU HAVE THE MOST FUN?
That is way to hard
to answer. I, of course, love the Daytona events because it's
home. On the other hand, the rides and events that I went to
when I got my first street bike in North Carolina hold some very
very special memories.
LIC: DO YOU RIDE AS
A HOBBIE, MAJOR MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION OR STRICTLY JUST FOR
All of the above. I
ride my bike on a daily basis. I go get groceries on my bike,
run errands on my bike, take care of any and all business on my
bike ride my bike just to go out riding, every where every day.
LIC: WHAT IS YOUR
My dream bike is a
1965 Harley Davidson FL.
LIC: WOULD YOU SAY
YOU'RE A LEATHER KIND OF GIRL OR DENIM, OR aARE THOSE REALLY
JUST STEREO TYPES?
denim, lace...whatever looks good. haha Leather and denim
are worn by bikers for protection from the weather, objects that
may come up off the road, and the road/ground itself.
LIC: WILL YOU BE
ATTENDING THE BIKERS BASH IN DAYTONA?
I attend both the
big biker events in Daytona every year.
interesting in checking them out some, you can go to
to learn about the Fall event or
about the Spring event.
LIC: THE BBW BIKERS
During every local
biker event we usually get together with several local BBW Yahoo
groups and plan a big night out.
LIC: HOW HAS THE GAS
SHORTAGES CHANGED YOUR RIDING HABITS?
The gas shortage
hasn't really affected my riding habits anywhere.
LIC: DO YOU THINK
ITS HARDER FOR BIG GIRL TO RIDE A BIKE?
Not at all. As long
as she finds a bike that fits her and has the desire to learn,
any BBW can ride.
LIC: WHAT IS THE
MOST DIFFICULT PART OF RIDING IN YOUR OPINION?
The most difficult
part of riding is the safety factor. You always have to be aware
of the vehicles around you and follow the rules of the road.
LIC: WHAT DO YOU
MOST ENJOY ABOUT BIKE RIDING?
The freedom, the
power, the speed in some cases, the looks I get, the
independence, the fun, the open rode, the people that I get to
meet because of the bike, the bike events, sooo many things make
me love the biker lifestyle.
LIC: ARE THEIR MANY
OR FEW BBW BIKER GIRLS?
There are far to few
BBW Biker Girls, though there are a fair amount of them that
ride on the back there are far far to few riding their own bike.
LIC: WHAT IS THE
TECHNICAL NAME FOR THE GIRLS WHO RIDE ON THE BACK?
name?? Riding on the back of a bike is typically called riding
Bitch". It doesn't matter if it's a girl or guy on the back, the
same term is used.
LIC: WHAT PERCENTAGE
(OF 100%) AT A BIKERS BASH ARE BBW'S?
Most of the BBWs
that I see at any Biker Events are above 30 years old and I
would say that out of all the 30+ women that 5-10 percent are
BBWs. The younger crowd has far less BBWs, probably only 2
percent of the 30 and under women are BBWs. Of course sometimes
it depends on the type of bike rally and where it's being held
at. I have been to some bike rally's in more rural settings that
have far more BBWs than the big city ralli's have.
LIC: HAVE YOU EVER
ATTENDED ANY BBW BASHES / EVENTS?
I have never
attended any large BBW Bashes, but, I do occasionally attend a
weekly BBW Dance in Orlando at a very nice club that holds a BBW
Dance every Friday night. We also belong to several local BBW
Yahoo groups that have weekly dinners, monthly BBQs, and several
parties through the year.
LIC: TELL US ABOUT
YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH THE FAMOUS BBW ARTIST "LES TOIL"?
For our 19th wedding
anniversary, my husband had my portrait done by Les Toil. I had
loved his work from the moment I saw it the first time. I
e-mailed Les through his site and told him what I wanted. My
main request for my portrait was that I be on my bike, Les was
happy to oblige. About 6 weeks later I received my portrait in
the mail. I very proudly have it hanging on my wall for everyone
to see. Since then, I have started a Yahoo group dedicated to
Les Toil and his gorgeous Toil Girls. Les himself is an active
member. He is an awesome artist and a wonderful man who is
helping soooo much to show the world how beautiful BBWs are and
improving the poor self image that so many Big Beautiful Woman
unfortunately have. I'm very proud to call him my friend.
LIC: DID SOMEONE GET A TATTOO OF YOUR PIC?
I have my Les Toil
portrait tattooed on my thigh. It is not completed yet, I have
about 10 hours of work into it so far and probably another 5 or
6 to go. In the future, I plan on getting another Les Toil piece
tattooed on my other thigh.
LIC: ARE THERE ANY
BBW BIKER SITES AND IF NOT, DO YOU PLAN ON DESIGNING A SITE?
don't know of any BBW Biker sites that are not porn sites. It
would be great if someone designed one and I may do that some
time in the future, but, right now my main goal on the internet
is showing off BBW Art. I have several Yahoo groups dedicated to
), BBW Photography, a Les Toil Fan Group, and BBW PSP signature
tags. I am also a moderator for several BBW groups, two local
BBW groups for Central Florida and an awesome group owned by
Shyly and Ally dedicated to BBW Art and Size Acceptance.
LIC: CAN YOU GIVE
ANY ADVICE FOR ANY BBW READERS WHO WOULD LIKE TO LEARN HOW TO
GET INTO BIKING?
The first advice I
give anyone wanting to learn how to ride is to take the
Motorcycle Safety Course. You can find out what courses are
offered in your area by checking out
or calling your local drivers license office. If you're planning
on getting a bike of your own, shop around, test drive, find a
bike that suits your size and experience, and make sure you take
someone with you that already rides to help you. If you're
planning on being a passenger only, always make sure you trust
the person you are riding with and make sure their bike is in
condition and that you fit on the back of it comfortably. And if
any BBWs make it to the Daytona area and want a ride, let us
know and either me or my husband will be more than happy to take
LIC: HOW DO YOU LIKE
OUR WWW.LARGEINCHARGE.COM "PEOPLE OF SIZE" MAG?
I have been reading
the www.largeincharge.com magazine for quite awhile. I ALWAYS
look forward to reading every issue and regularly share the link
with the BBW groups that I belong to. LargeInCharge is a major
force in the size acceptance community and I truly feel honored
to be able to play this small part in your amazing site.