Wednesday, January 30, 2013

GPS units & mount recommendations

I am seriously thinking of getting a GPS unit for my bike, I get hopeless lost sometimes and it am thinking about road trips.  Any suggestions?  I won't want to use my phone because it just sucks the batteries to death.  So wise ones in moto land can you please enlighten this newb. 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Do you have a Moto Mascot?

Do you have a Moto mascot for your bike or scooter? Does your bike have a name?

Miss Scarlet has 'Evil Kitteh' if you turn Evil Kitteh's tail it's eyes bug out & tongue sticks out.

Post a picture of your mascot on your bike and tell me your bikes name.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Two year Moto Anniversary

My beautiful blue Yamaha Vino Scooter - Vixen with her little buddy the doggis.

It's hard to believe today is my 2 year Moto anniversary.  It all started with a 50cc Orange Sym Mio, a test drive, a crash, and only through perseverence and determination did I get my motorcycle license that same year.  I have gone on so many great adventures, met great people and experienced the thrill of the ride.

Happy in my pink helmet.

    Me riding through the VISC cone course on my lovely bike Scarlet

Me on my first ever bike, Lucy, she was a Honda CM450E

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Glorious sunshine

It seems lately all I do is walk the dog, it is very enjoyable and relaxing. I think I have actually dropped some weight too with all the exercise I've been getting and that is an added side bonus. We have had a few stellar sunny days, here are my latest photo adventures. The best thing about Victoria is that we have a great walking trail system and there are always lovely scenic places to walk.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Morning rambles with the doggis

We have had some stellar sunny days recently which makes the morning walks all the more enjoyable. Here are some pics.

                                                  West Song Walkway

                                        Miss Roolly tracking a squirrel.

          Sea kelp - I just thought it was a lovely picture the way the kelp was floating

Frost on a piling.

These Boots Are Made For Walking

                      The brown boots are the Targhee Mid Hikers                                     
Black are the Presidios. 

I love the weekend and the early morning dog walks. I used to dread walking and now things have changed, I have embraced walking and have decided to add hiking to my activities. A large part of my new found walking enjoyment is all due to wearing good comfortable shoes and socks.

I have finally found hiking shoe nirvana! In the past I have bought hikers and found them NOT to be flexible, or comfortable. I have suffered from blistered heels and toes whilst wearing conventional hikers. Ouch! The break-in period was painful and  more often than not I could never get them to the point of not having any foot pain when wearing them. I couldn't get them to the comfort point and this in turn limited my hiking experience and enjoyment. As much as I love rambling trail walks it wasn't going to happen anytime soon. Things have now changed.

Motorcycle Man and Scooterpie Jr gave me fabulous hikers for Christmas, 2 pairs in fact. (Screaming deal on sale) They are Keen's and they are amazing. The comfort factor is huge and there was absolutely no break-in discomfort - NONE. The first pair is the Targhee mid hiker which is waterproof and breathable, great sole and very comfortable. The traction the sole gives you is great and I tested them out going down a steep dirt track to take a picture of a blue heron. The other pair is a lace up called the Presidio, it is made with Nubuck leather. Both are waterproof and breathablem, which we know on the West Coast is always a plus due to our rainy climate. I am now a Keen convert.   Both shoes rock!
The final part of the equation is the sock. Yup socks, if you haven't slipped your tootsies into merino wool or you seriously need to consider this. (These socks are amazing in motorcycle boots too) There is no friction, they wick away moisture and keep your feet warm or cool depending on the temperature. Love these hikers and socks! I have happy feet!

Check out the cool merino wool socks - Christmas socks are the best Socks!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Flu bug

Howdy  - Just letting ya'all know my entire family is down with the flu bug in Scooterpie land.  So if I am not around for a bit, its because I am snoozing trying to get rid of the bug.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

I survived a party with Fifteen 15 year olds

Happy New Year! It was a happening place at Scooterpie house. My daughter had a New Year's Eve party. A group of her friends came, they brought goodies and were ready for fun. Rockband & stereo was blaring at various points and large quantities of junk food was consumed. Everyone had a blast and we rang in the New Year old school with noisemakers and clanging pots. We also follow the Scottish tradition of a dark haired person crossing the threshold of our house carrying shortbread. This is supposed to bring good luck and the house is blessed with prosperity. See Hogmanay traditions.

The kids were awesome and had a great time. When I was cleaning up after the sleepover portion I always find random stuff and today was no different. Half eaten cookies, wrappers, assorted chips & crackers, socks, hair accessories, sleeping bag foamy, and coat.

The weirdest find was the piece of paper that said 'Judgement Is Coming' - hmmmm makes me wonder, but I know I survived the teenage New Years apocalypse party.

Hope you all had a great New Years!

Happy New Year

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy New Year! May your days be filled with sunshine, joy, and happiness!  Blessings in 2013.