|Scarlett - Our first real ride!|
It's February 4th, and a beautifully sunny day. It was the perfect day for a ride, only thing was I had to get out and get insurance for my beauty. Most of you know that I was spoiled rotten by Santa and the Elfette. They bought this gorgeous Honda Shadow VT500C for Christmas. I only had an hour to ride her when they gave her to me because there was only temporary insurance and it expired on Midnight Christmas Eve. I did take her for a short rip, but was a little nervous because I wasn't familiar with her and it was dark when we were getting acquainted. I was a little tentative because I was worried about black ice and other drivers. We went for a lovely short ride. I felt extremely sad when I had to put her to bed for the night and until I figured out what I wanted to do about the insurance. I felt very much like Cinderella leaving her glass slipper at the ball at the stroke of midnight, only my glass slipper was my motorcycle boot. Santa also gave me a new pair of those too!
Today was the day, I made up my mind that I was going to insure Scarlett. After that was accomplished it was time to do a practice session in the parking lot to get acquainted with my new ride. My insurance for a year with my safe driving discount $868 - ouch. Motorcycle Man who has been in on my journey from the beginning accompanied me to the lot and helped me go through the paces. After a little while he said "Come on lets go ride down the highway and I will follow behind you." He always helps my confidence level soar and makes me feel protected, he is an awesome sweep rider, but today he was following along in the car because he has caught the beastly cold that is going around. This bike is all that and then some! She glides down the highway with little effort and her ride is as smooth as silk. I had her up into 6th gear and IT WAS FRICKEN AMAZING!!!! I have been feeling a little blue this past 2 weeks and I can't tell you how much this lifted my spirits and is the best 'drug' for a sad motorcyclist. I think if more people rode a motorcycle or scooter there would be more happiness in the world!
PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE - You get a little rusty after not riding for awhile. New bike & New Boots!
PS: I know I cheated by adding 2 pictures.
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