Sunday, April 29, 2007

~ The Mountain Shadow Riders Have Been Very Busy ~

The Rocky Mountain Motorcycle Museum and Hall Of Fame celebrated their 17th Anniversary and 2nd Annual Open House this weekend. Many motorcycle groups/clubs were invited to set up tables and let the public know what they are about. As you can see by the above photo, we accepted the invitation with gusto.

The above photo is also one of my first photos taken for the annual Mountain Shadow Riders yearly riding competition that kicked off the first part of April. Last year we had the wonderful scavanger hunt with over 350 items to search out. This year is a scavanger hunt with a totally different twist. I will post the rules later this week. In the above photo I just earned 5,000 points!!! (WooooHoooo!!!) To earn those coveted points I needed to get a pic of me, my bike with our large banner and a minimum of three Women On Wheels (R) full or support members, including me (mandatory). Poor Blinky (far left and affectionately named by MSR members) was complaining I was covering his face with my hand (See Blinky, I didn't, lol).

The Pikes Peak Harley Davidson was having their own special activities all day Saturday, too. Can you say "free food?" They were offering free hotdogs, popcorn, and canned soda all day long. The museum is in their parking lot.

Much to my husband's distress (didn't I say that a few posts ago, lol?) I have picked out a 2007 FLSTN Softail Deluxe. A girl can window shop can't she? Of course, I have no idea how it actually rides or even costs, but I sat on the motorcycle and it fit real nice. I didn't stand it up, as no sales person was around (can you believe it?!?). But I can tell the height was most likely right on. The seat was much nicer then my V-Star.

We are actually looking at replacing the stock V-Star 650 seat with a mustang seat. My husband has one on his Suzuki Intruder and loves it. After an hour on my bike, even at the end of a summer of riding, and my legs/hips (NO COMMENTS!!) hurt. We should at least be able to afford the new seat as it looks like I got a part-time job for the month of June as a librarian for summer school. I wasn't even looking and that job just fell into my lap, yea!!! Money is tight when you're putting a youngster thru college. I about had to rush my hubby to the ER when we got the first bill. Holy Cow it's expensive.

I helped all day Saturday at the Mountain Shadow Riders table, escaping occasionally to look around. It was lots of fun getting to meet so many people and getting to know fellow MSR members better. We have a great group of people. Walking around I bumped into a few people I haven't seen for a while. We had great weather all day and it was just a fun way to spend a Saturday.

Wishing you great adventures in your part of the world,

Biker Betty :)

PS: Want to learn how Binky got his name AND want to meet Winky & Nod? That's my next post. Be watching for it soon.


Donna said...

Since we live near a Harley factory in the Kansas City area, my husband got to ride the softail in 2005 during their "Harley days". Anyone with a motorcycle license can try out any model. We won't talk about the long waiting lines, but it's great fun, anyhow.

Giest said...

Looks like it was a great time with great weather!

You won't be looking a Harley once you get that Mustang seat. It'll be like a new ride. ;)

Michael said...

Sounds like a fun event! After my recent ride with a group of cruiser riders, I do think they tend to be more relaxed and social... I might have to add one in addition to my sport-bike, both riding styles have an appeal!

Biker Betty said...

Hi Donna, Thanks for stopping by. I think the long lines might have put me off. I'd hate to stand in line for quite a while only to find out the bike is too high for me. Harley days does sound fun.

Hi Giest, It was a lot of fun and we couldn't have asked for better weather. My husband tried to bid for a seat on ebay, but the bidding got too high he said. It's always worth a try.

Hi Michael, I know with my group all bikes are welcome. We have a few sport bikes. You should be able to ride your sport bike with the cruisers. I'm betting they don't mind. My hat is off to you for your one day, 570 miles, motorcycle ride. What beautiful country you have to ride thru.


Thanks everyone for stopping by,
Biker Betty :)