A friend of mine was the focus of a Women Riders segment produced by one of our regional television stations. Missy and her husband own an indepedent motorcycle shop, and Missy, who has been riding for years, invited several women to come ride with her and help put the spotlight on women who ride.
It’s been 6 months since my wreck and unfortunately, I am still a rider without a bike (although not for much longer!).
Thankfully, I was able to indulge in another passion of mine.
I’ll be posting more photos soon, but meanwhile remember this:
And RIDE INVISIBLE!!!!!!!!!
Yes Ma’am! While I didn’t get to ride, I did enjoy a beautiful day here in SW Virginia, especially after a rainy Saturday!
Well…..we got home from church, did a quick lunch, rain off to the West (on radar) so hopped on the bikes and got about 15 miles before DH blew the oil cap on his bike and sprayed oil everywhere and ejected the cap!!! (Thankfully, THIS time I was back far enough so I didn’t get sprayed!!! ) Anyhow, by the time we retrieved the cap and headed toward home the rain had caught us……..yup, jeans are now dry!!!!! Nice ride, though!!!!
Great post and photos Laurie, have a great day 🙂
Thanks Joe … spent a wonderful weekend with friends!
good to hear that you plan on getting another bike.. did I catch at some point that you are an NP? my first wife is one.. she never liked the bike.. when my daughter was around 12 we had a very special day.. we were living in NH at the time, and my son was away.. wife at work.. my daughter said .. what are we doing today, dad? and i said.. we are getting on the bike and riding to Portsmouth ( about an hour away) and we did.. we had lunch.. we shopped.. it was rather memorable.. when my wife found out what we did.. she did not talk to me for 3 days.. and her first communication with me was ” don’t ever do anything stupid like that again” . ( now, i don’t want to paint the wrong picture.. she was and still is a very nice person – just hates bikes!)
well. my daughter is now 27. and last sunday, she was with her brother and fiance and her mom.. in Portsmouth… and I got a text from her ” thinking about the day that we rode the motorcycle down here 🙂 ) so i texted back.. don’t remind your mom! 🙂
I love that story!! Isn’t it wonderful when your children remember fondly the things that we do? and yes, I am an NP (Women’s Health, Menopause, Family Practice).
I don’t know how trepidatious you feel about owning and riding again – but I can imagine it is a bit scary. I say this because after my fall down a flight of concrete steps 11 years ago, I still approach a stairwell with a small hesitation, an intake of breath and a tad more consciousness than I used to.
I have a feeling this memory keeps me upright 🙂
How wonderful that you have such a community of women riders to share all this with! xoxo
I remember your post about your fall and it sounds horrific! I’d hold onto those railings and take a breath, too.
I did get back on the bike a few weeks ago (and have a post coming out someday soon about it). I was very nervous, but after 10 yards, it felt like home. Phew!
It’s the ‘get back on the horse’ syndrome isn’t it – the fear stays strong until we do it again – then we remember the joy of the activity! I think a little bit of caution is a good lesson to learn – I can’t imagine the amount of stairs I would have tumbled head first down if I wasn’t just a tad more cautious in my approach…. 🙂
So glad to hear you felt so comfortable being back in the saddle – Onwards! – Many more roads to ride!!
ohhhh… shiiiiinnnyyyyyyyy…. have you ever noticed that even if a rider finds “the” bike, they still drool a bit as they walk through the shiny new ones begging for new homes? kind of like an animal owner looking at puppies and kittys in the pet store window.. 😉
Such a great analogy!! Might get my new one this coming weekend! Fingers crossed!!
Love it! Can’t wait to see your new ride! 🙂
Fingers crossed that it will be in the next week or so!
Amazing photos, LB! Love the orange bike! Go women! xoxoxoxoxoxoxox
Thanks Dani and Yes! Go Women!!
Nice photos. I look forward to the day I see pictures of your new bike, LB.
Thanks Jim! Fingers crossed it will be soon!
LOL, you’re a good sport and I should have know better than to dare YOU! Crack me up LB. Just for that, I’m laying the sugar on thick…….You’re cute, daring, smart, generous, witty, caring, adventurous, loveable and an awesome photographer. Congratulations on being one step closer to a new bike, I’m so happy for you. Generous hugs sent your way.
Looking forward to seeing your bike. Excited for you.
Judy and I recently got our scooters rolling and my bike has dashed many miles already.
The bikes look awesome. I look forward to hearing about which one you select–and to hearing about the adventures that you have with it.
Wow. I just commented on one of your posts thinking it was from April of this year but now it seems it was April of Last year. 2013! How stupid of me. I used to ride but finally quit after 2 accidents and two operations. Every so often my wife talks about wanting to get a bike for herself and that scares me. But I wouldn’t try to stop her if it was something she really wanted. I just don’t know if I’d be able to join her.
I’m sure it would be hard for you if your wife decided to ride – good on you for supporting here, even though fearful. That would be so tough.
My wreck occurred after 5 years of riding and about 20,000 miles under my belt. More than some, far less than others, but as soon as I recovered enough from the head injury, I knew I’d ride again. It’s been a long 8 months of recovery both physical and emotional, but I’ve had my new bike for a little over 2 weeks.
I’m so sorry for your 2 wrecks / 2 surgeries. I so appreciate hearing from someone who gets it. Thanks for commenting!