Monday, April 23, 2007

Yes, I'm still here

Like many of you in Bloggerland, I can't believe how time flies by. I didn't mean to let so much time get by between posts. This time of year (along with Thanksgiving to Christmas) can get pretty hectic. Just before school lets out, many things suddenly come up. It's like the teacher's realize it's almost the end of the year and need to get some extra activities in. I've been getting loads of subing jobs and been very busy.

A few motorcycle things have gone on. Many times I have been able to ride to work and what fun that has been. I had only one incident of someone almost clipping my front tire when they changed lanes into my lane. Seems they didn't see me, hmmmm.

My most exciting news is that I got new summer gear, YEA!!! Did I say it was PURPLE!!! Yes, I will have to post about it. I've gotten soooo many compliments. Joe Rocket has come out with some gorgeous mesh jackets with armor. I was suppose to wait a month to get a complimenting helmet, but my loving husband thought the red helmet with the purple jacket wasn't going well (plus we got our tax return, lol). Guess where most of our tax return went. We have been having some pretty decent weather and I'm wearing my new jacket lots. It has a liner, plus I have been adding my REI windless jacket underneath. I need to write to Joe Rocket and get them to put out a leather purple jacket with all the armor and winter liner.

I have to admit that my husband is distressed that I have my heart set on a Harley Davidson Women's FXRG® Midweight Leather Jacket for only $560.00 to buy in the fall. Our local Pikes Peak Harley Davidson carries it and it is sweet. I never wanted a black jacket, but so many bikers have them with no problems. This jacket is soooo cool. It even has pockets in the liner to put those hand warmers that you shake and they warm up. When I mentioned that I need to get a full-time job first they said they were hiring and I should apply. Wouldn't that be awesome!! I'd never bring home a paycheck, lol. The ladies in the clothing department are very nice and it would be fun. My part-time job is sporatic at best, but it's Monday thru Friday.
The FXRG jacket will be so much easier to clean then my red jacket. My red jacket is filthy and the instructions say "spot clean only." Let me tell you, the whole jacket is one dirty "spot," lol. Now I need another winter jacket to go with my purple helmet. This jacket has all the bells and whistles.

Our summer is starting to get full of motorcycle runs. We just did an all day run yesterday with the Mountain Shadow Riders. I might have a special project going on this summer, but haven't heard back on that and not sure it's happening after all. I'm still hoping, though.

I will post more details on much of the above. Just wanted to say hi to everyone and I appreciate all the friendships I have made here.

Take Care, Biker Betty :)


Heart of Rachel said...

Hi Betty. It's great to see that you're back blogging again. I missed you on Photo Hunters. Looking forward to hear more about your recent adventures and that cool new purple gear you have.

Take care!

Donna said...

My husband's sister and her husband paid over $500 for their leather jackets. I made the mistake of buying a jacket with fringes. It looks cool, but those fringes slap me in the face if I'm not careful!

Pamela said...

spot clean? I thought that was when you let your dog lick it off.

We certainly want to see the purple ....

Holly Ristau said...

Welcome back! I was beginning to worry about you! The weather has warmed up in Minnesota and this librarian finally got on the bike last weekend. My face still hurts from smiling so much. I also have a Joe Rocket jacket..pale blue though, no purple available at that time. I am putting together a wiki for women bikers called "hotflash biker" for women riders to talk about bike equipment that they would reccommend. I think it's hard to find biking gear that's right for women and even harder to find unbiased reviews. I'll let you know when it's up. Anyway, it's good to have you back!

Giest said...

Hey betty! Welcome back. Isn't shopping for new gear fun? It always gets me in the mood to ride. Then again, there isn't much that doesn't put me in the mood to ride. Get pictures of the new gear up soon!

CodyandMichelle said...

Hey BB!!
I thought something bad had happened:( Glad to see you again! Good for you about the weather getting better. Michelle and I have been riding alot. Getting ready for our 2 month Summer trip:)
I look forward to your pics of your new gear! I just bought a new Shoei helmet. A female friend of mine said it doesn't match my bike. That's such a chick thing to say!lol.As if I don't get enough of my buddies calling me names for riding a Vespa in the first place, imagine the ribbing I'd take if I was all color coordinated! Man oh man, I'd have to go all Kung Fu on their ass!
Anyway, take the job, so what if you spend it all on stuff, if it's something you want to do, more power to you!

Mustang said...

congrats on the new gear betty.. please do post pics of the jacket..
and yes, you've been gone a little too long.. good to see you back.

ride safe

Biker Betty said...

Hi Heart of Rachel,
I missed not participating in the photo hunt, but I will be there this weekend. Thanks and I look forward to what you post this week. I will post soon about the purple gear.

Hi Donna,
Those leather jackets don't come cheap, but most hold up very well over the years. I've heard from some about fringe being bothersome. It does look neat, but I avoid it for just the reason you stated. Thanks for stopping by :)

Hi Pamela,
LOL!! My dog would love to clean our spotted dishes if given the chance. I will show the purple soon.

Hi Holly,
Thanks for stopping by. Glad to hear you have been able to get out and yes, most of us can relate to the smile that never goes away, lol. The purple Joe Rocket jacket is only new this year. I found it quite by accident and love it. Please let me know when you get the "hotflash biker" site together. I will be very interested in checking it out.

Hi Geist,
Just thinking about my bike gets me in the mood to ride it, lol. Now if we can just get weather that will cooperate. I do love buying new gear and at what it costs, I don't get many chances. Love those new tires you recently got for yours.

Hi Cody,
Nope, nothing bad - just busy, thanks goodness. That sounds like quite a trip you and Michelle are planning this summer. If I remember reading right, you plan on doing the Tail of the Dragon? I envy you for living close enough to do that route. About the helmet, yea most of us like to color coordinate, lol. But I will do some color clashing. I love my new helmet, but it doesn't go well with my red jacket, lol. But on the cold days I have no choice, I will need to wear the red jacket and the purple helmet. The purple helmet fits so much better. Oh well, life goes on.

Hi D,
Thanks, and I will post those pictures soon. I want to get an outdoors shot and weather isn't cooperating very well. We just got blasted with another spring snow storm.

***Thanks everyone for stopping by. I really appreciate all your nice comments and I miss not keeping up with everyone. Time slipped by and I didn't realize how long it had been. I will get out and visit you soon.

Biker Betty :)