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Woman crosses motorcycle ride off bucket list in Cape Coral

Posted at 11:35 PM, Jul 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-16 08:51:10-04

A Cape Coral woman had crossed riding a motorcycle off her bucket list. 92 year-old Frances Keogh, told 4 In Your Corner that she never had the time to do some of the things she wanted to between her work and traveling. It was after surviving a stroke, she decided she was going have more adventures. 

“I went on the zip-lining in Missouri and after that I figured if I could do that, I could do anything”, she said.

Anything for Keogh also meant riding a motorcycle. She told Fox 4 that after witnessing an executive ride a motorcycle to work every day, she decided she wanted to ride one herself. It's one of the many things on her bucket list. With some help from her friends, she was able to make it happen. 

One of those friends is Joyce Easton. Easton met Keogh at a political meeting. Easton drove Keogh home and the two developed a friendship that lasted in the years that followed. Easton and another friend, Sheila Sweeney, planned for Keogh to knock 'riding a motorcycle' off of her bucket list. 

“I said well I think that’s on Frances’ bucket list and I said well I think I might be able to arrange that”.”

Easton and Sweeney brought together some of Keogh's friends for the surprise which Keogh says was one of the best experiences of her life. 

“I just about blacked out to tell you the truth, this is so exciting! This is the most exciting thing!”

While this one thing has been crossed off her list, Keogh says she isn't done. The next thing she wants to do is go sky-diving. 

“One more thing is to, you know, jump out of an airplane, but everyone's trying to talk me out of that.”