Saturday, April 04, 2009

The Lady in Red

Hi there...

I've been in a little fiber funk lately but I think it's only temporary.

The fiber purchases have stopped since I'm not really spinning it right now and the room is full of yarn/fiber and music already but that hasn't stopped us in the past.

A week ago I ended the research and searching for the perfect motorcycle. It's not perfect but I think it was a good find. It's a 2004 Honda VTX 1300. The original owner bought this new in March 2005 and only put 2,477 miles on the bike. We came to find out that he bought this for his wife and they had many many bikes. This wasn't used much so they decided to thin the heard. The price was way way under blue book and less than half the price of a new bike. If you know Honda products, you know they just run forever and this really isn't even broken in yet. It's been about 20 years since owning a bike and it took a little while to get used to the size of this beast. I'm used to a light nimble bike and this thing weighs 700 lbs but the saying "Just like riding a bike" really hold true because I feel quite comfortable now.

For those of you wondering, I'm already enrolled in a state sanctioned motorcycle safety course. I found out the insurance companies really appreciate the fact that you took the class and lower the rates. The class happens over one weekend, classroom work and on the bike training. They provide the bike, helmet and all you need is a pair of boots. I have all the gear but you still ride their bike for the class. the weekend of the 18th is booked and I'm actually looking forward to it.

Many of you know we name everything and so even the bike has a name, Wendie Jo. You may ask why that name. The name is inspired by the late Wendie Jo Sperber, beautiful, strong, confident and sure of herself. Sadly she passed away in November 2005 from a long fight with breast cancer.

We made a little video (with sound) for your enjoyment. Well, I had fun too..


video

Life is good

11 comments:

  1. Yay for the new bike!

    Do you not need to take a special course before you get a motorcycle license?

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  2. It is beautiful. It looks like it fits you perfectly.

    I was going to write something about bugs in your teeth from smiling while you are going down the road, but I think my brain is done for the night. Happy riding.

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  3. Beautiful bike and you do look comfortable on it....just be careful for the other guy. Congrats

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  4. We know how I am about red [grin]. And a new one for the soundtrack: the Beach Boys singing "Help me Honda, help help me, Honda" [ducking]. *Nice* looking bike!

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  5. Wendie Jo Sperber is one of my favorite actresses. Just seeing her name brings a smile to my face.
    She was wonderfully funny and sadly missed.
    Congratulations and have fun!

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  6. Congrats on the new lady! We are planning to sell both of our bikes... hubby really needs a more upright style and I need something with a bit more power. I currently have a 1984 Honda Rebel - they really DO go forever :)

    Have fun and ride safe!

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  7. That is a great bike and you look great on it. I'd almost be jealous except that I'd be a bit chicken to ride one.

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  8. Very nice, and you can't go wrong with a Honda! Wow - 700 pounds - that's a monster! Glad to see you have a windshield! Wishing you much happiness!

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  9. Woooo!! So when are we going for a ride? ;)

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  10. Anonymous1:49 AM

    SOOOOOOOOO COOOOOOOOOOL...

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  11. My aunt still rides her motorcycle at age 61! Glad you made a good find! Enjoy!

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