Today I’m going to tell you a little bit about myself. In September, I will be turning 62 years old and that is why the rush to learn how to ride a motorcycle…My age is against me. You know the saying, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” well…I’m going to give it a try.
Here I am relaxing before the big ride… just waiting for my bike.
In the pictures above, my husband is getting the bike ready for me to ride: He never leaves the house with a dirty bike.
This is the first time in his life that Jimmy has ridden in the second seat, and not been in full control of the bike. He is so patient and a wonderful teacher as he sits back there and guides me along the way with pleasantly put suggestions. He’s not a person who yells or gets upset…he’s very easy going and very loving.
Brian, Reva & Brandon joined us on Sunday for a ride and for a short distance from Paint Lick to Lancaster, I got to drive and show off my driving skills to my son…he called me a “show off.” *VBS* I was doing my best and even reached speeds up to 55 mph.
I even played taxi and picked up my son Brian from a gas station store & gave him a ride, in a large parking lot, to his bike because his back was hurting. I didn’t want to scare him so I drove very slowly. *S*
We made an unscheduled stop at Wal-Mart to buy a new battery for Brian’s bike, after a needed Dairy Queen stop for ice cream cones...Stopping for ice cream is always a pleasant way to rest and stretch your legs and we always look forward to it.
Yesterday as we went to get the bike for another practice ride, who should be waiting for a ride but Cucoo and his cousins from California. They insisted on coming along and were already seated comfortably in the cup holder and ready to go…they wouldn’t take no for an answer…so off we went.
Jimmy did most of the driving through the crowded city streets, but I was able to take over once we got out of town. I drove for about 40 miles, at two separate times, because my arms get tired of the tugging, pushing & pulling it takes to hold that trike on the road and go around curves. I need to build up my muscles and stamina if I’m ever going to drive like the rest of them do...dream on. (grin)
There’s one drawback to driving it myself…I can’t take pictures or video…I have to stop the bike now, or get one of those helmets with the camera mounted on the top.