Hi there! I’m Lauren Kennedy. I was born in Louisiana, and grew up a swamp rat, roaming around on a farm with my sister, 5 dogs, 10 cats, 30 cows, countless turtles and a horse. Both my parents are ‘gypsies’ and loved to travel and camp. Ditto my granny, who was prone to spiriting us gals away on road trips around the south, usually driving 90 behind a semi with all the windows open, and our bare feet hanging out the windows, stopping at every creek, rock shop and bbq joint we could find. My dad rode and raced dirt bikes when he was younger and we always had bikes around. My mom is a saint who spent most of her time trying to introduce us to a bar of soap, and out-fishing us all with a cane pole and a cricket.
My parents moved us to Wyoming when I was 16, and although at the time I was sure I would die, eventually I discovered that I loved the mountains as much as I loved the swamp. I now live in Manitou Springs, Colorado, at the foot of Pikes Peak.
Several summers ago I was dating a Fella who rode a BMW R1200GS and introduced me to Adventure riding world. I spent an entire summer on the back of a GS and I fell in Love (with the GS, NOT the Fella). Last year I sold my Vulcan 800 and became the proud owner of a BMW G 650 GS Thumper.
Last summer a friend introduced me to RawHyde Adventures. They are an exceptional and amazing group of people, whose spirit for adventure and love of life I heartily endorse and enjoy. I jumped in with both feet and you’ll find me at the Colorado camp. I am a Licensed Massage Therapist, so when I’m not at Camp I’m doing massages, trying to grow vegetables on a red dirt hill, running or mountain biking, keeping the bears out of my compost bucket, going to as many music festivals as I can or making my way to one of Colorado fabulous craft breweries. I look forward to meeting you!