Sunday, February 08, 2015

Miscellaneous Thoughts

Wow, I had no idea it has been 9 months since my last post.  I see I still have a few things I need to update with my blog.  I did get out and ride a lot last summer, but just got too busy having fun and didn't want to sit down at the computer, lol.  I did get my spyder out for a ride around the neighborhood today, just to get the juices flowing and making sure it would even start.  Luckily, winters here allow some days to get out for short rides in town.  It does get too cold to get up in the mountains.  Plus there is the chance of ice and rocks on the road during the winter.  

I've been riding my spyder for over a year now and boy do I love it!!  I love the way it rides, how it back ups, and the convenience of three wheels.  It's a 2013, but the gas mileage stinks.  Can Am did correct that starting with the 2014 models and I wish I had realized all the great new changes they made with that model.  I should have waited and gotten that.  Hind sight is great, right?  Oh well, I have what I have and I do enjoy it.  So if you're in the market, you'd do good to get a 2014 or newer model.  Not just gas mileage has been fixed with the newer models.  There are heat issues with older models that they have also corrected.  I personally don't have any heat issues and so glad about that.

We are getting warm weather at the moment, so thinking of riding to work for at least the next two days if I can get up early enough to get to work before the parking lot fills up, lol.  I don't want to have to park on one of the side roads.  I know many of you are having horrible weather and I hope it clears up quickly for you.

Wishing you Safe Travels in Your Part of the World,

Biker Betty

Saturday, May 03, 2014

International Female Ride Day

Today is the annual International Female Ride Day.  All you female riders out there, what are you doing today?  I have two very cool things I'm doing.  First, I'm getting together with my fellow sister riders from the Mountain Shadow Riders and we are doing a group photo.  Then a few of us are going up to Denver on our motorcycles for the second day of the Steel Horse Sisterhood Summit.  It's going to be a fun day with fellow sister riders from across the country.  I can't wait!!!

Wishing you an awesome riding day in your part of the world,

Biker Betty

Monday, April 28, 2014

                                                  New Motorcycle

Hello, I took a hiatus, but I'm back.  There just wasn't any riding since my last post.  We got a fair amount of snow during the winter and a lot of extremely cold days.  Too cold to want to get out and ride, brrrr.  It's finally warming up a bit to get out now and then.

So at the end January of this year I took the plunge and got a new motorcycle.  I rode just over 8 years on my V-Star 650 custom and had a lot of fun times, but I wanted to finally upgrade.  Being short, that limited me a lot.  I had been admiring another rider's trike in my motorcycle group.  After doing much research I discovered that the Can-Am Spyder's are a bit cheaper and more stable than a trike.  I also think they are so cool to look at.  My husband was so supportive of this decision and we went out shopping for a used one.  After looking and drooling over the new models on the showroom floor, we broke down and I got a new 2013 Can-Am RT Limited Spyder.  I got a little bit of a deal, as they wanted to make room for the new 2014's coming out.  So here we are in mid April and I already have 1,071 miles on the spyder.  I am just loving my new choice!!!  Now I need to update the header of my blog to the adventures of riding a spyder, lol.  I already have a few things to share in future posts.  

With spring around the corner, I know many of us are gearing up to ride.

Wishing you wonderful adventures in your part of the world,

Biker Betty

Sunday, November 10, 2013

I have been gone from blogging long enough that I have discovered that most of my motorcycle links are no longer active.  Seems many bloggers have had the same problem as me, finding time and neglecting family.  My two sons are now grown up.  The eldest is 25 and has been out of the house for a few years.  I'm just thankful he only moved away an hour from us and no further.  He's close enough to still visit and we really enjoy those visits every four months or so.  He comes down and visits on the occasional weekend with his girl friend and we really enjoy those times.

The youngest (19 yrs old) just graduated from high school this last spring and still lives at home to do his four years of college.  I know those 4 years will go by too fast.  I know we raise them to fly the nest when they are ready to live on their own...but...I'm not ready (cry!!!).

I do hope to find new bloggers and post a little more frequently.

Wishing You Happy Memories In Your Part of the World,
Biker Betty

Hello, Still Here

Still biking, but not posting like I used to.  I know a few bloggers have had this happen.  I got out of the habit of blogging and it's hard to get back into it.  It's like exercising, you stop and it's hard to get back into the swing of things.  I've been using more of my spare time to hike and get healthier.  Lost a few pounds in the process :)

I changed jobs and come home some days exhausted.  Just don't have the time I used to to blog.  I am looking at upgrading my motorcycle.  I'm short (5'2") and the only way to upgrade it to go three wheels.  So, I'm looking at the Spiders.  Just may go that route in the spring of 2014.  I love my V-Star 650, but I have gotten enough miles on it that the last trip to the Red River Rally in New Mexico was hard on it.  Now when I take a long trip it springs a leak or something breaks after I get back.  I should be thankful that it hasn't broke on a trip.  So I'm thinking hard about the Spiders.  I know a few riders here with them and they love them.  I'm looking at a long trip to Louisiana next summer and just might make this change :) 

Happy Travels in Your Part of the World,
Biker Betty

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Well, thanks to an email from Blogger, I decided to get a post in, lol.  I am still here and still riding my motorcycle.  It is still the same 2002 V-Star 650 custom.  Since my last post I have done a trip to South Texas three summers ago and last summer went to Vegas on my motorcycle.  Both times having a ton of fun.  Since the beginning of the blog I have logged almost 30,000 miles on my motorcycle, Yahoo!!!!  I have one trip planned at the beginning of summer. I will have to post more often.  Got out of the habit when I went back to college and ran out of time trying to do that and work full time.  I look forward to catching up with everyone.

Happy Motorcycling,
Biker Betty

Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day

Thank You to the Men and Women
who are serving,
who have served,
our United States Armed Forces.

We are in debt to you.

Many Have Served for Us,

Many Have Died for Us,

So that We "All" May Remain Free...
Remember Them All.

Thank You

Note: All photos have been taken by me, Biker Betty. Please don't copy without my permission. Thanks :)