Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Well my husband and I got a new motorcycle. We've had several in the past but it's been a few years since our last one.

Hubby is a great rider and gets certified yearly, partly because of his job.

But the experience is wonderful.

First if you have never ridden on the back of a motorcycle, please when you do make sure you're riding with an experience rider. It'll make the ride much more enjoyable.

I would say the neatest thing about being on a bike is the view. You can see all around you. Smells are another matter. Last week we went for a ride and in the course of about a quarter of a mile it was "Wow! Smell the orange blossoms? Oh my god what is that smell?!??! It smells like someone just drove thru a pile of dog shit! Yum! I smell BBQ! Good god it's a dead skunk. Fresh Bread!? You don't get this type of thing in car. More often than not the filters keep out a lot of odors. And at times be very grateful for those filters.

There is a sort of camaraderie while riding on a bike. You'll pass other riders and wave at each other. Well except when you pass the kids on the crotch rockets. (For those that don't know what a crotch rocket is; it is one of those bikes that you lean low over the front and when they come to stop the design of the bike is such that they can only touch the ground with their toes. Also called sport bike. Very comical to watch. My all time favorite are the inexperience riders that put both feet down when they come to a stop.) But I digress. When you see other riders you?ll find they are friendly and very social creatures. They love to show off their bikes and talk about them.

Our next venture will be to join a motorcycle club and go on rides. These can be anywhere from 2 hours to a weekend. (Oh heaven help my buns on those long rides) Posted by Picasa


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