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becky dunnell

Life with no cage -- this is freedom to me!! Freedom to come & go as you please...freedom to do whatever the heck you want to do...freedom to BE.

Terry Faulk

I turned 50 this year. I have been on a liver transplant list, had breast cancer, and lost both of my parents during those 50 years. For my next 50 years, I want a life with "no cages". I think that it is time for me to do the things that make me happy. I want to live in the moment and have fun!!

Sabrina D.

No cages to me means choices without restrictions being free to make the decisions that affect my life...

Katie Fleck

No cages means doing what you want to do, not what you're "suppose to do" or what people "expect you to do".

Angela Maddox

I think a life with "no cages" would be not letting what others think of me keep me bound up and from doing what I know I should be. That must have been so fun!!!


Everytime my husband and I ride our Harley, it's a freeing feeling. We have our 5 sons at home, safe and happy with a responsible sitter, and off we go...just us and the open road. Its a time we both enjoy together...and honestly, NEED. Freedom from the cages of work, chores, mundane responsibilities. Freedom from the cages of society, and doing things the way we "should." We're not lawbreakers, but for those few hours out on the bike, we just feel free-er...we laugh often, enjoy others company in the "biker" community, and the comraderie that comes with. Love it. Thank you for this opportunity.




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Now let me tell you how proud I am to know you! I have always wanted to go tour this facility with Henry. I have only been on the back of his bike once since the boys were born. Let me tell you- I no longer will be in a cage! I will get on a bike- soon. Only wish my 24" Legs could touch the ground so I could ride my own. AND NO I DO NOT WANT A TRIKE.

Janine aka J9

So glad you enjoyed your experience at H-D University. For me riding solo is the ultimate freedom. I'm in control. I determine my destination, what route I will take to get there and how fastI will get there ;-). I clear my mind & focus on riding and many times my mind sorts through all the *stuff* running around in there!
Group riding is great too and it's great to ride with friends and make memories.
Not eligible for the draw as I live north of the 49th parallel, but wanted to share my thoughts.


"No cages" for me means finally taking ownership of my life by walking away from an unhealthy marriage and into a life where I stand solidly on my own two feet instead of under someone else's. For the first time in way too many years, I'm noticing that there is beauty and goodness in the world all around me -- it was just waiting for me to escape that cage.

Lady J.

My best friend rides. She just lost her job and could use a new jacket. :C)


Life with no cages would be free just to be me. As a homeschooling mom to three I am always "on" so it would be nice to run free once in awhile.


"No Cages" to me means breaking out of my shell and doing things that I have never dared to do before. In September I'll be attending APEX training and testing so that I may be a Yoga Teacher sub. I am at once scared spitless and freaking out and feeling like I'm doing something for me.


I was married for a long time to an extremely controlling man and since I've divorced him and moved on, I've learned that "No Cages" means to really be free, to make your own choices,to make mistakes, and to be yourself. I'm planning on going back to school this winter and that is the ultimate freedom, to know I can go forward and achieve all of my dreams,on my terms!

Lyndi Bean

Me and my husband are about to experience Life without Cages for a full week in Yellowstone National Park on a 2012 Harley Davidson Electric Glide. This trip has been on our bucket list for years and we are so excited that it is finally going to happen. The sweepstakes is over 2 days before we leave. It would be so awesome to win that jacket for my trip. Ride On!!!

Emily C

That looks like SO MUCH FUN! My husband has always wanted a motorcycle, and now I think I want one, too!

To me, life without cages means that you don't let anyone else put you in a cage.

I'll put it in great perspective---a few weeks ago, I did something I'm so very happy with but most of my friends would definitely never do. I made a choice, and I'll stand by it, because it was right for me!

Lynn Knepp

No cages means that I can be in control of my own bike and not ride on the back of my husbands....to me it's boring being back there when I think I'd be good at driving my own bike. I'm 57...and my husband laughs cause I'm 4ft. 11 inches tall and I know I'd have to have a custom bike, but hey, it'd be mine and could go with him....I keep saying I'm going to go have a class and not tell him.. LOL... I'd look good in the jacket too, don't ya think?


I just wanted to comment that it is so cool that you are willing to actually command your own bike. Too many women are content with just sitting on the back of some guys bike and go where ever he takes her. But it is a rare treat to see a woman actually ride her own bike and be an equal member of the group. Keep kicking butt Carmen, because if you wanted to see the meaning of "Life without Cages" all you have to do is look in the mirror. Never stop learning, and never stop trying out new experiences!!!

Ellen g

No cages means wearing white pants on your Harley. To hell with dirt stains.

Amy Tong

What an awesome experience. To me, life with "no cages" means no limit myself or think I'm not capable of doing something. In another words, think outside the box and don't be afraid to try something new. This is a wonderful and beautiful jacket, I would love to win.

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Amy Tong

Tweeted about this giveaway: https://twitter.com/uTry_it/status/231632577709101057

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Katy M

Great pics! Looks like everyone had a blast! I'd totally be in for Harley U!

No cages!

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Katy M

I just Tweeted about the giveaway as @katygmorris here: https://twitter.com/katygmorris/status/231872040901165056


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I enjoyed reading this, I'd like to though see a larger version of that "customers" pic. :P I know Canadian can't enter, hahah

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