|Miss Scarlett my new baby!|
Here is my beautiful new bike. She is gorgeous and I am still pinching myself as I still can't believe that she is really mine. I will be sad to see Miss Lucy go, I learned a lot and she was a great first bike. Here is the back story of Scarlett. She is a 1985 Honda Shadow VT500C, she has approximately 11,000 km's and has only been owned by two people and has been garage kept her entire life. According to Honda her color is called Candy Glory Red - I wonder who thinks up the names of the colors- the names are interesting to say the least. After I purchased Lucy I stopped by my neighbor's to see if she was riding yet because she had a baby a few months before. I hadn't seen her bike yet and when she showed me, I was almost knocked over at how nice it was. She said she was thinking of selling it, but wasn't too hard pressed to, she wants a dual sport or enduro. She had purchased Scarlett about 2 years ago from a fellow who lived in Calgary. He used to come to the island for the summer and drove the bike while he was here. About 3 weeks ago a Scarlett was being ridden past our house, Motorcycle Man flagged the neighbor dude down and was chatting him up. Apparently he was going to sell it to his brother-in-law he was getting her ready for him to test drive. Motorcycle Man said "Then she is not sold yet and can I test drive her?" The neighbor dude let him drive her and that is when he decided that she was going to be my new bike. She is in show room condition and absolutely beautiful. He has been keeping this secret for 3 weeks and I am surprised that no one spilled the beans in our house.
It is funny when I sat on Lucy my 450 I knew her name instantly, but not so with the newest edition to my '2 wheeled fleet' of bikes. I think I was so surprised, it was unexpected and it also made me a little overwhelmed too. So I have been mulling over names for the last few days, we have gone from Baby, Delilah, Layla, Redzilla, LucyII, VT Vixen, but I decided that there could only be 1 Lucy and 1 Vixen and it wasn't fair to reuse the names. Poppy was a front runner for awhile, but Motorcycle Man said it wasn't bad-ass enough - lol, me a bad-ass - hardly think so. I even went so far as to look at names on red lipsticks and nail polishes because some have pretty far out wild names. Also googled what people call their bikes and I have to say some people have some pretty stupid bike names and some even have pretty rude names as well. I even looked at my baby book for names and fell in love with Scarlett. It makes me feel pretty daring too! I love the color she is and she is perfect! So please welcome Miss Scarlett to my 2 wheeled family.