“All the serious relationships I ever had were with bikers. It’s not even a criterion for selection, but just always happened like that. I come from a real family of bikers. My dad used to work for teams on the races of MotoGP [Moto Grand Prix] . So I’ve been on the race tracks since I was a kid. Every weekend in my childhood kind of evolved around that.
Having a common passion… that’s what feels good. We spend time repairing the bikes, having a good laugh, sharing what we know, or the mistakes that we’ve done, etc. And then going all for a ride together… it’s so nice! You feel like you’re part of a pack and that you could do anything! Often people don’t understand: “Why do you have to take your bike to go anywhere?” But actually, I go everywhere just to be able to take my bike. That’s where I feel at ease, it’s complete freedom. I can go anywhere I want, I have no constraints.
One night we were laughing with friends, and I said: “I’m going to meet someone, and I’m sure he’ll also be a biker, and he’ll ride a Z1000!” We were just joking around, saying stupid things like that. And then the next day, I met a guy at a lunch party and he had arrived riding a Z1000! It was crazy (laughs)! As soon as I presented him to my father, the first question that he asked was : “Is he a biker?” It was so straightforward! I was like : “Yes! Yes!” (laughs). We realised the world is so small, that we have expectations, and that sometimes you just have to wait and they get fulfilled just like that!”
(Place de la Madeleine | translated from French)