Emmett woman rides a Harley for her 80th birthday celebration

MERIDIAN - An Emmett woman celebrated her 80th birthday on June 16th by checking an item off her bucket list and riding a Harley Davidson motorycle.

High Desert Harley in Meridian granted Karen Hoodman her birthday wish and took her for a ride.

The birthday girl said she didn't want to ride just any motorcycle - it had to be a Harley!

She spoke with KBOI 2News after her ride.

"Oh it was great, it was just fantastic," Hoodman said. "Just smooth and, I don't know, I can see why people get addicted to riding. I used to ride on mountains on dirt, but never out on the highway. I can see why they get addicted to it."

It was so fun, she said she might ask for another ride on her 90th birthday.