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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by LadyDraco, Dec 17, 2008.
I rode 598 today
As a kid I use to play with a few Great Pyrs...
One was Tan the other Black...
We received something very cool in the mail ...
Thank You... Mr Secret Man...
That was very kind indeed... I hope we get all kinds of cool shots..
And I hope the Cougar will grace us with a cameo....
Again Thank You so much !!!!! Way cool
Well this year the cherry trees are fruiting a few weeks later then the last few years..
And while I was in the garden very early the fog had just started to lift..
I heard some limbs and a tree racking back and forth..
Went to my bike to grab my binoculars ..
To get a look-see .. As there was NO wind..
It was a huge bear in the tree .....
He was a big fella ; from head to rump was a min 6' with out legs !!!:eek1
Eating Cherries out of the tree.. gawd I love my place...
Then I saw a smaller one walking to some Cherry trees.it looked like to about 200-300 lbs much smaller...
I have got to get that camera deal up so I can get some good stuff on dabears...
That is just beyond cool! Nice that you got to see that....and yes, get that camera set up. No telling what you will turn up with it.
You folks are very fortunate to live where you do...love your place!
What he said^^
Well this makes 2 nights in a row working up Cherries past midnight..
Last night it was 1 am.. Tonight it will be past that..
Still have to make Cherry Jelly yet...
Tomorrow will be Cherry Pies ...
It's what I do...
What he said^^
Love what you and HB have built there.
Well I got 2 cherry pies and 1 mini pie done today...
I never got to pick more Cherries today..
Maybe tomorrow .
Plus It's a planting day..
The back side garden will get
Cabbage/Cauliflower/Broccoli/Egg plant and Beans ..
Oh and my flowers in the main garden...
Then I'm finished Planting the gardens .....
I'll get some pic of them soon...
Pyrs or Kuvasz?
Ok not one of our Valks ..
But a VRCC member.. Just a really cool shot...
I'll have to ask him if she stalled in any way..
OK I'm sorry it has been a long time ...
I will get some RR's up come winter time...
Now for something really cool...
I had entered a contest @ FoxCreek Leather...
ANd to my total surprise I won
Here is the edited version they published...
I won a Vest .. HB and I rode down last week to pick it out...
I think I'll also put up the Long version too , in afew days
FoxCreek Leather Blog
'bout time you posted to this thread
Which by the way....is worthless without pics
Leather you say..........?
Here is the full story I had sumitted with all the photos....
And yes As soon as the sun comes out I'll get a cool photo of the Vest..
Why I Ride
I could start with the freedom of the open road and so on
But you hear that all the time
So here is my story
In 1994 my Mom gave me a motorcycle.. A Honda Hawk CB400T ..
Yes my Mom! How cool is that
It was so tall I couldnt reach the ground at all, not even close..
So my Hubby took it
Years went by and my mate had many other bikes after that.. And I was his passenger,
for over 100K miles
My mate brought a little Razz scooter home one day, for me to see if I really wanted to be propelled by 2 wheels. I put 25 miles on it just in the driveway
Back in 2001 my friend said hey lets take the MSF !!
I passed the class
I now had all the skills to ride in a parking lot
It was now time to hone my skills..
We bought a Honda NightHawk I rode it till the spring of 2002.. We had been at our local Power Sports shop looking for my next step up . What was it going to be a Honda Spirit or maybe a Suzuki Savage maybe a Harley Buel ???
I saw a huge beast of a bike in the corner of the shop
It was a Valkyrie !!!
WOW it was gorgeous! We had just started a small HotDog business at the time..
My mate pulled the hotdog cart with his bike
We looked at this big huge bike .. I sat on it and I wasnt even close to touching the ground
. But that wasnt going to be a problem as this Beast was Triked..
The shop owner hopped on it and took it out side
He made a few laps in the parking lot .. Than he said here hop on it
.See what ya think
After all I never rode a trike. Well
. I fell in love..
I had one of Hondas most awesome muscle bikes under me
If it wasnt for the fact that it was triked I never would have taken a glance its way
.I did always love the look of a valkyrie
The 6 pipes coming down from the massive 1520cc 6 cylinder engine
We bought it
I rode it around the mountains of Virginia
I truly fell in love with the power of my bike
And what it can do
Trikes do take a lot of getting use to thats for sure. They are not 2 wheels. They are a blast to ride; once you learn to ride one. All rules change
At the time we lived 70 miles from big grocery stores..
So I started to use it a primary vehicle, It took a chore like food shopping and turned it into an adventure..
I was hooked
My Dragon took me cross-country 5+ times .And in to Canada.
Been in all the states but Michigan ~ Hawaii~ Alaska
I even did a solo 1000 miles in 16+ hours. Just as a personal challenge.
I ride year around as long as there isnt any ice on the roads that I know of when I leave
But I have been caught in 5 of snow a few times. Always made it home
It might have taken me longer ,But I would get home safe. And a great adventure to talk about..
The coldest I have ridden in was -6*..Thank goodness for gerbings..
My favorite thing to do with my bike is camping..
Wither its camping in the desert or just local on the BRP.
The most fun I had with my bike was on the Salt Flats during Speed week
My most favorite time is riding with my Husband/Mate of 32 yrs..
One of my favorite times riding is at night with him.
Well ride side by side on the open highways and turn all our lights on ..And we make our own day light
I love the smells of spring and summer~ Than Autumn and Winter is so refreshing..
There are many times we will run a 800 1000 miles in day
We have a few friends that we will ride with
But 98% Its solo or with my mate..
The largest group we have ridden in was Honda Homecoming it was the 2nd to last year they stopped..
It must have been over 500 bikes riding the Ohio Countryside
Waving to all the people..
My bike is my workhorse. I have carried many odd things on it from Horse and cow feed to Vacuum cleaners
I just love to ride
Me and my machine
The odd looks I get in the winter from people, is just a blast.. Too little girls waving and pointing.. Knowing that one day they too will ride
Because they saw me riding. And planted the seed..
The most mileage in one year was in 2007 From Jan Dec 38K
The least amount in one year was in 2005 From Jan Dec 8 K
This year was a milestone 210 k miles all on my Valkyries ~ From 2002 -2013
Not bad for a girl
And each day it climbs.. As I still take them out every time I need to run an errand..
Or I just finished wrenching on the bike and I need to take that ever so important test ride..
Ya got to love Grease and nail polish
(yes I do my own work)
My mate asked me a few years back ;
Are you going to keep riding if something happens to me ? I replied YES ! He than said well ya better start to learn to work on your own bike
Or just take a ride because I needed a ride, I need to feel the wind and the power
I take a lot of photos on my rides.. Most of them are on the fly..
Of cool things that catch my eye...
It is the perfect vehicle for me
Riding your favorite bike on roads new to you, It just doesnt get any better then that..
Im so hooked .. That I had to have another Valkyrie..
After all I have to keep riding when Im working on the other one
And on a last note
I could go on and on about my life and my Valkyries..
But this I think sums it up
Im and outdoors person and always have been
Its an iron horse to me, as I have ridden the other horses my whole life..
It got me out to see our fine country of the USA!!
It has made me more independent from my husband..
I love the adrenalin rush and Living on the edge
The comradely riding with friends, sitting around a campfire telling stories
Oh yeah ..
Life is Good
Nice to get the rest of the story....really nice write up. Good job!
Thank You John....
Tracy, that was great! I saw the article you linked over in the other thread - I like your undedited one better!!! And great pics BTW!
Thank You Lisa..
I understand why they had to shorten.I gave them the OK to do it...
It was just to long to post on the blog and the newsletter....
But it was this one that got the real vote !
Nice write up and glad you won. Great pictures from over the years, Nice herd of Valkyrie's at that bridge picture.
I hope the sun comes out the next few days .. And I can get a shot of meh Vest