Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Man Stash

The last time I was on a motorcycle was 10 years ago when we wrecked our touring bike. We weren't hurt more than road rash, bumps and bruises but it was enough to scare the s**t out of me. A couple of years ago Rick got a little (and I mean little) motorcycle to drive to work and save gas. Then he needed a bigger bike because he was hooked again. That time, he bought a Suzuki RF 900 R. I never so much as sat on that scary looking creature! Plus, I thought it was an ugly bike~eeew!
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Motorcycles are apparently as addictive as biscornu making. Rick drove to Arkansas yesterday and bought a brand-spanking-new Honda VTX 1800 S. When he got her home I thought she didn't look too bad and not scary at all. I even sat on her. Will wonders never cease. This morning, Rick went out-and-about on her and I started reading my blogs and chatting on IM with Lisa.


When Rick came home he wanted me to go with him to Edmond to visit my parents. Umm, okay! It was a beautiful day. This motorcycle is massive and solid-feeling under you. I didn't mind a bit even though the last time I was on one it was sliding across the ground. Today was fun. My left arm is sunburned. I need a new butt as I think mine is broken. We had a blast. I thought I'd share a few pictures from today's little outing; you can just see a peek of me in the third one...



15 comments:

Cricketstitch said...

Congrats for getting back on after your fall. My husband has a Harley and I do ride with him, luckily I have never taken any falls. I don't know if I could get back on after a spill. But riding on a motorcycle is such a freeing feeling it is easy to see how is can be so addictive. Enjoy yourself out there and be safe! Love your pics!

Kathy A. said...

What a brave person you are to get back on a bike after that experience. The scenery is gorgeous. What a lovely day you must have had.

Srinity said...

The bike looks good. Great colours! :) Happy to hear that you got over your fear of motorcycles. It looks like you had fun.

brokenfairy said...

Oooo Biker babe!!

Barbara said...

GORGEOUS!

Congratulations on getting back on. My mom wrecked her Harley about 5 years ago and hasn't been back on a bike since.

Pumpkin said...

Good for you for getting back on the horse, er, bike ;o) I have to say, at least DH has great taste in bikes because that one sure is pretty. Glad to see it's not one of those 'crotch rockets'. LOL!

Julie said...

Boys and their toys...
My brother has a Harley and he and my SIL go all over on it.
Love the 'shadow' pic, cool!

Shebafudge said...

Oh that bike is GORGEOUS - I am so jealous! Well done for conquering your fear and getting back on a bike again, I bet you'll be out and about on it a lot more now?

Annie said...

I haven't been on a motorcycle in about a billion years. But they sure are fun. I like that arty shadow photo.

crazybeads said...

Wow this looks like heaps of fun.

Great together time too.
Enjoy safely.

Erynne said...

Beautiful motorcycle Daffy! My DH wants one too after seeing his father's new bike but I'm not likely to get on it...too chicken,lol.

Rachel S said...

Glad you enjoyed your ride. Looks like it was fun!

Christine said...

NICE bike! I am a little bit jealous ;D

Lisa said...

Woohoooo am proud of ya!!!! You did it seeeee I told u :P Next ride you will have to sit backwards to get other arm burned. hehehe Oh love the pic(shadows) looks just like u. he he The bike looks great.Makes me want to ride now. Hey maybe you can drive down here and give me a ride. :P

Lillie said...

Wow! Sharon, that bike is a beauty!
Beautiful scene from your journey, kinda reminds me of my country up North.

Sorry I haven't been leaving comments lately. Work is a little
hectic, I hoped you had a wonderful trip on the bike home:D