Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy 2007 New year!!!!

As I look over this last year of 2006, I thank God for all the blessings He has granted me. This last year was a lot of fun. My family and I have been blessed in many ways. When I joined the local ladies motorcycle group, the Mountain Shadow (a chapter of Women on Wheels), that was probably one of the best things I did for 2006. This group, while mainly ladies, has some great guys that ride along. We also have some family members, too. It's a very diverse group of people whose goals are to safely motorcycle, care for others, and have fun along the way. We made many new and wonderful friends in this group and I did many really fun rides through the year with them. To the Mountain Shadow Riders - thank you to each and everyone of you for your friendship and I look forward to another year of getting to know you better, meeting new people and the adventures we have on motorcycles together. This is a very caring group, in many ways. They care for each other and the community. It's a real blessing to be able to call myself a member of the Mountain Shadow Riders.

With the Mountain Shadow Riders I have been able to strengthen my motorcycle skills in many ways. I learned how to ride in a group and the many skills and hand signals required to do this. Through the motorcycle scavenger hunt contest, I learned soooo many things. I can now ride more comfortably on gravel. The hunt took me to some really interesting places, which I shared a few in this blog, and different driving conditions. I rode in sun, rain, wind etc. I found out that I finished in about 5th place, of the 25 people who turned in their photos. I was surprised by that. It was a blast and we all enjoyed this friendly competition. Thank you Christine for putting this together. You did an awesome job and I know it was a lot of work.

I look forward to getting to know my fellow bloggers and making new friends. I have met many wonderful bloggers and look forward to the year ahead with you. I started blogging in the spring of 2006 and never dreamed where it would take me. I have enjoyed getting to know fellow motorcyclist, who share what they have learned or learning and the rides they take. I have enjoyed the Blogging Chicks group I participate in and the people I have met along the way. I have also enjoyed getting to know the bloggers in the Saturday Photo Hunt that I've been participating in. The people in this group a very imaginative in the photos they have taken and share with the theme for each week.


I got up late, due to the New Year party we hosted at my house, so I must keep this short for now.

Have fun in this new year and wishing you many wonderful/fun/friendship making adventurous in your part of the world,

Biker Betty :)


8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Betty it sounds like it was a great year indeed....you truly are blessed.

My hope for you is that you will have an even better 2007 and my prayer is for your safety as you ride the highways and byways on your metal steed!

Biker Betty said...

Hi Sarch,

Thank you. I couldn't have said that better myself and I wish you the very same.

Anonymous said...

how did that video game party go anyway???

I just can't imagine a house full of teenagers.
(That would cause a hangover for sure!!!!)

Ride on 2007!!!!!

Biker Betty said...

Hi Pamela, LOL, it went very well. The teenagers that come over are really awesome kids and we love having them. It was a little quieter this year. The first time we had a Halo party they were all about 16 yrs old and they were hooten and hollering.

Now they are 18 yrs old and most are in their first year of college. After this party was over I asked our son if everyone had a good time. They seemed bored and quiet. He said they all had a great time, but most of them had worked most of the day and many had to open today at the theater they all work at. These teens are growing up and it's neat to see what wonderful young adults they are turning into.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Betty!

Anonymous said...

Hey Betty! I know the snow is keeping you off your ride, but today (well, now it's yesterday!)was absolutely gorgeous here. I posted a story and a bunch of pics...

Mike

KT Did said...

Hey BB! I am glad to hear you had a great festive New Years! Wishing you a wonderous one for the upcoming '07 and always! I am looking forward to your writing of riding this year when weather finally permits for you to do so my biking blogger friend.
Happy New Year!
KT Did

Anonymous said...

have a wonderful 2007 betty.. God's been gracious to each one of us in His own special way..

Ride safe always.

cheers
D