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 :)