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Monday, January 08, 2007

Happy New Year!! A New Year of Motorcycle Tales

2007 is upon us! I trust that everyone survived 2006 and is chomping at the bit for the many rides of 2007! I know I am! Especially now with the pressure of school off me—I graduated this past Saturday from college! I am now officially edu-ma-cated and more importantly, have no more papers to write.

Unfortunately, the weather has been quite uncooperative. I still have ice upon pavement and when the ice melts….I’m sure that there will be great many potholes to deal with! I have been surprised with quite a few in my van and can’t imagine having to deal with them on my motorcycle, so in a way, I’m glad that it is too cold, too sandy and too icy to be out!!

At least that is what I’m telling myself. Whether or not it is working, I’m not really sure.

At any rate, on deck for this month is the Super Show and Swap Meet in Denver. I’m hoping to find a set of bigger saddlebags! Good luck to me, since I’ve been looking for over a year now!! Cheap meets shabby chic meets motorcycling (especially Harley Davidson) just doesn’t seem to work very well!

The ice races have also been going on and a group of my friends and I had planned to get up and see them. It was just too cold and windy this past weekend so it was a no-go. I’d like to see the motorcycles race on ice. This concept is past my comprehension and frankly, I think the people that do it are insane. I am, however, curious to see ice racing in action.

The Mountain Shadow Riders has their events planning meeting at the end of the month as well and there are a great many new ideas and suggestions that have been presented, and I look forward to the activities in that group. I was elected Assistant Director for ‘07, so I’ll be busy with that as well. I still want to try bike camping….at least after I get those new shabby chic (read cheap) saddlebags on my motorcycle!!

Still have a bit of wrenching to do as I installed new pipes on my bike a few months ago. Not happy with the installation, but it is too cold to get out and fix it now so it is an afternoon project that I have to deal with eventually. I’d like to get it done before my next service interval—I think the guys at the Harley shop would find it pretty amusing that my right side floorboard is partly held on by a bent nail....

That’s the story for tomorrow…

Until then—

Keep the Shiny Side Up!

~The Rainbow Wahine

1 comment:

Vinod said...

And a happy new year to you! Hope all that snow in colorado melts soon and you are back on the road again.