Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Motorcycle Chrome for Mother's Day
I had a real nice Mother's Day this last Sunday. I was so excited when I opened my first present and saw the clock for my motorcycle. I had been wanting one for a while. I did the "happy dance," my husband totally understood and my two sons thought it might be time to admit mom into hospital wacky ward (lol). Okay, so it's just a little piece of chrome, but little is better than none at all I say (lol). You start with the little stuff and work your way up... Oh Honeyyy.....

Here it is. I took a pic of it on my motorcycle. Isn't it great?!!! Going down the road and trying to look at my watch to see what time it is doesn't work so well. My motorcycle jacket has stiff arms and I can't get the sleeve up enough to see it, not to mention that I'm using my throttle hand to do this and slowing down on the road. When you have traffic behind you that ain't cool.
Now you're probably thinking "who needs to know what time it is when you're cruising down the road on your motorcycle?" In my defense, I do errands on my bike and there are times when I need to know that I'm running out of time and need to be somewhere else.
Also, this last Mother's Day I took my son for a ride for the first time. I took him to church. My husband and I installed the sissy bar about two weeks ago. At first the saddle bags hid my passenger footpegs. My husband got the idea to take off the passenger seat and turn the saddle bags around. It did uncover the footpegs, but not quite far enough. Eventually I still need to get the kit that moves my back lights back so the saddle bags can go further back. For short trips, it works for now.

Scavanger Pic - Motorcycle in front of a Church

My son & I had a Boy Scout troop meeting to attend and were able to get this pic for the scavanger hunt. We were wearing protective gear when traveling, but took it off for the photo. My son actually rode on his dad's bike for this trip. Dad's bike has a nice big passenger seat and he doesn't have to fight the saddle bags for foot room (*chuckle*). Family will love this photo with us in our Boy Scout uniforms. I have to chuckle. When I was young and in Girl Scouts I never dreamed I'd grow up and be in the Boy Scouts (lol). They are a great group and I can't say enough great things about them. If you ever get a chance to support or participate in Boy Scout activities, please do. You won't regret it.

Safe Travels in Your Part of the World,
Betty :)


KT Did said...

I love the clock. I have a wristwatch on my handlebars to check out the time so you are not alone in wanting to know the time... I clock my miles and gas by it. How wonderful your son went riding with you on Biker Mama's Day! Future rider? Duh....with Mom and Dad... Think So!!

Mr. Althouse said...

Nice bling! Happy Mothers Day... belated. Hey - it's still Mothers Day Week, right?


Biker Betty said...

Yes, I love the clock, it is very handy to have. My son is definitely interested in getting his own motorcycle some day. My older son isn't too sure about it, but he's getting ready to start college in the fall and has tons of other stuff on his mind these days.

Hi Mike,

Welcome to my byte of cyberspace (lol). Thanks for the well wishes and it's never too late I always say. Have a great week yourself.

Safe Travels Everyone,

Betty :)