Monday, July 24, 2006

Corrections to previous post - Sorry about the confusion. If you haven't noticed, I did correct it. My eldest son wasn't driving a motorcycle. I originally had that he was driving "his dad's SUV", but some how those "gigabyte" monsters stole it, lol. It's now back in there.

After our trip he has now expressed an interest in learning to ride. If this continues, his dad has said he will enroll him in the MSF (Motorcycle Safety Foundation) beginners course. For those of you who aren't familiar with this course it's awesome. My husband & I took it before buying our motorcycles. We are soooo glad. The skills we learned are invaluable and we can't say enough good things about it.

Once again, sorry about the confusion, Betty :)


Pamela said...

Just stopped by to say Hi - and take another cyber ride with you.

(I've decided even if I don't have much to say - I like to leave a calling card)

Enjoy your posts!

Dawn said...

Oh wow cool, and I think taking the class is an awesome idea. Maybe if I had I would have kept riding instead of being a passenger.

I just don't like curves:( Give me a straight road and I love riding, hello curve, goodbye Dawn:)

Biker Betty said...

Hi Pamela,

Thanks for stopping by and saying "hi." I love to hear from fellow readers.

Hi Dawn,

It's never too late to still take the course. I took the course and got back on the motorcycle when I was 45 years old (last year). You're much younger. They teach how to take the curves in the course. It does take practice, but I always go at my own speed and I've gotten better over time.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

It's good to know there is such an organization...Nothing like learning the proper way to do things, especially when riding a motorcycle, I would think.

Dawn said...

Just wanted to drop by and let you know I've moved to my own home sweet home:)

Hope you're haveing a great day!

Biker Betty said...

Hi Naomi, Yes, it's great that there are organizations out there and they are a great way to learn how to properly ride a motorcycle. Since taking that course I have learned that ABATE teaches the same thing out at our local community college.

Hi Dawn,

Thanks so much for dropping by. Since your post I have visited your new blog and love it!! I know you're not finished designing it and can't wait to see it done.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Thanks for your visit and your comment. I LOVE Hegehogs, too! There is something about them that is soooo...well, sweet! I don't know if they really are, but I have a couple of little Hedgehog people (Not live, of course) And they are just adorable! One is kind of glittery---like he is dressed up for a formal party..(lol) I'll have to take some pictures of them....!

Mark Brandon said...

Hey, Betty:

I think BikerBetty would be a good addition to our biker meta-blog. We're creating a container-ized tool that scrapes headlines and ports them to other biker blogs. It's pretty cool.

You can see it at I hope you can join us.


synth said...

Hi Betty,
Synth here from MotoFemina. I'm living my motorcycle adventures vicariously through you. Your pictures are beautiful and your adventures sound extraordinary. I can't wait to get out there!
Hey, do you think you'll be coming down to Sipapu for the culmination of the MotoFemina project and the bike give away? It would be great to meet you in person.

Biker Betty said...

Hi Naomi,

I enjoy reading your blog. You have so much to share. Hedgehogs are an absolute weakness for me. I got hooked on anything hedgehog while in living in England for three years while my husband was in the Air Force.

Hi Mark,

Thank you for informing me about the biker metablog. Everyone, please check them out. I now have a link on my sidebar.

Hi Synth,

Thanks for stopping by. I had better get another post soon. I have it halfway done. I just wonder where this summer has gone?

I would love to come out your way, but expense is keeping me back. I have a son starting college in a couple of weeks. I had even went as far as putting it on my calendar months ago in hopes it would turn out. I would love to meet you, Jessica & Laura.

I can't believe MotoFemina is almost over. It has been a lot of fun for me to follow along during the project. Personally, I think all three of you should win a motorcycle!!! That's my vote. You all have done great.

If anyone is curious about the project these three ladies have been doing, their link is on my sidebar too. They have been learning how to ride motorcycles with cameras watching their every move!! It can be intimidating without the cameras, let alone with them!

Wishing Everyone Great Summer Journeys,

Betty :)

Dawn said...

Hey Betty, just came by to say Hi!

Laura said...

Hey Betty,

I enjoyed seeing your pics. What a beautiful ride. Where can I find the pics from your scavenger hunt? I keep hearing about it and it sounds fun.

Best wishes from the MotoFemina gals (


Biker Betty said...

Hi Dawn, thanks for stopping by.

Hi Laura, the scavanger pics are scattered throughout my postings. I'm enjoying reading about your MotoFemina contest.