A message from the State President

Helloooo world! I am Korie “Queen B*TCH” Johansen and I am the 2009 Founder of the Samaritan Riders. For many years I have served in the background in various Officer positions pushing towards our long term goals and aspirations.

As the 2022 State President, our focus remains on the quality of our general volunteers and Associates.  Our mission also remains simple – Ride and raise monies for kids!

Any questions, comments, concerns or issues regarding my organization, its members or the content of this blog – Tell me about it at SROWA-President@SamaritanRiders.org

3 thoughts on “A message from the State President

  1. I need a cool club like yours but for seniors that cannot ride anymore.I would like to appeal to Right Wing.My dad is the coolest man ever!He built and had to sell his own Harley!

  2. Hi Hubbs, I have been a member of AMA for 9 or 10 years now, I don’t get to ride much these days, I am 74 going on 75 soon. The past few years have been a little bit rough on me. Most recently, I was diagnosed with stage 4a throat cancer in late July 2015, pretty much by accident, as I had no real symptoms until on of my lymph nodes near my lower jaw started growing and hurting. Long story short, I am still here, and cancer-free now for a bit over 4 years. They are telling me that when they find no cancer in October 2020, they will consider me cured, and No surgery, so I can eat more or less normally, and my voice is not much worse than it was before cancer. LOL. Yeah I know, pretty dark humor, but It all helps.

    Then there was a bike wreck in July of 2007 just a few months after I retired from working with computers at WSU. I am told that I appeared to be doing fine, ride out along I-12 toward Misulla, MT, when the bike came up from carving a corner along the Locksaw river just east of Lowel, ID and I was seen to drive off the road, and headfirst into a rock wall. No brake light was seen, so it was estimated that I hit the wall at around 55 mph.
    I woke up sitting on the ground with someone holding my head so I could not move it and was a bit confused as to what the heck had happened. The pair of riders that were behind me were kind enough to stop and render aid. I ended up on top of the bike, and it was leaking fuel and a fire was very possible, so they moved me as carefully as they could. I agreed that it was the right thing to do when I came too.
    About 5 minutes later a van full of excited folks came around the corner, expecting to go on a rafting trip. They were delayed some, as the driver was an EMT, and he rendered aid as well.
    The 2003 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 was totaled. and for some reason, I was still alive.
    An ambulance was called, and I ended up at the Syringa Hospital in Grangeville, ID. I have no idea why they did not take me to Spokane. I still don’t remember much of that ride, except I think the driver hit every bump in the road. The Nurses at the ER called my wife, and she left work and headed out to see how I was. They had not yet completed the exam on me. As it turned out, I did not break a single bone, and other than a hell of a concussion, and a torn rotor cuff in my left shoulder and more bruises than I could count, I was released to go home.

    I still didn’t know why I was still alive. But over the years there have been other events that should have left me dead and didn’t.

    My best guess is that I have some bit of unfinished business that will be important to either a single person, or perhaps many, but I will only be the messenger. I must not need to know what it is about yet, because Creator has not apprised me on what it will be about.

    My current ride is a 2006 Kawasaki Classis LT Vulcan 900 very modified with Corbin parts all over it. Bought it that way.

    I have wanted to join a group one day, but have never found any groups anywhere close to Pullman, WA. Your group sounds like a great cause.

  3. Jeffory,

    Thank you for reaching out to us! We do have a Spokane County Chapter that was founded in 2014. We love to meet “like-minded” people that love motorcycles, and love helping those in need. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at ContactSpokane@SamaritanRiders.org or find us on Facebook! Look forward to hearing from you.


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