Sunday, January 24, 2016

2016 Vancouver Motorcycle show

It was an early call this morning awake at 03:00am and out the door at 05:15am to catch the ferry to the Mainland for the Vancouver Motorcycle show.  I headed over with the Farkle Garage gang, we shot stories for an upcoming episode. Everyone was stoked to go and see what was new in the world of motorcycling and FARKLES!  We were running on coffee, excitement, and adrenalin!

We caught up with the early morning Victoria rider contingent.  
Probably about a dozen riders and there were lots of others who carpooled, all headed to Abbottsford to the Tradex.

The show was well organized and lots of bike dealers with a good cross section of the entire riding community; trials, motocross, street bikes, cruisers, tourers, adv bikes and more, even a few electric bikes and a  wheeled moto car. It was heavenly, there was definitely something for everyone!  Added bonus I bumped to an Oregon contingent of bloggers - Trobairitz, Troubadour, Sweetpea and Polarbear. Dang I didn't get a pic! It was good to see them just the same! 

Here's a look at some of the bikes and dealer displays.

Was loving this beautiful Honda Goldwing! 
Another Honda beauty!

I was besotted by this little beauty.  Gorgeous little CBR 300.

1000cc of sexy adventure riding power featuring Honda's Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT)

Gotta say if I could have gotten up on that faux rock I would have sat on that baby up there!

According to my fitbit I took about 12,000 steps about 8km, yesterday wandering around looking at all the beautiful bikes and farkle candy store.  Stay tuned for more! This is just a little taste of what I saw!

Monday, January 4, 2016

Cheesy motivator or fitness nanny?

I seem to be one of those people who need motovation to keep my fitness goals on track. So my goal is to try my best to get walking every day. My job is really sedentary so I don't get a lot of steps in during my work day. My hub on the other hand easily clocks between 10,000 to 17,000 steps in a day which is about 8 to 9km in mileage. In looking at the data on this OCD inducing fitness gizmo (one can become quite obsessed in reaching a goal) I am averaging about 6,000 to 7,000 steps daily which isn't too shabby.  Since the scooter wreck 4 years ago my running days are long since finished, which is a bummer because I liked going for a run after work. I have always liked walking and walk at a very fast pace, so it is almost like a small jog. My goal this year is to walk my way into better health, but not stress too much over this OCD inducing fitness monitor. I guess you have to do whatever it takes and if wearing this gizmo helps me be more aware of my health then I guess its a good thing. 
Last night I was at about the 4500 step mark at  7:00pm and when my hub came home we took the dog for a  long walk and I was only about 200 steps away from my 10,000 so it encouraged me to walk a little longer and at least log them in.  I must say I actually slept better and felt better this morning, a little more energized.  So I guess I have bought into the gadget/gizmo craze.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year! 2016 full of possibilities!

My instragram photo 9 in 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR! May your 2016 be filled with happiness, joy and good health! 

Last night my hub and I visited friends and came home just before midnight to ring in the New Year.  It was different New  Years Eve for us this is the first one Scooterpie Jr was out with friends, and so it begins my wee chick is spreading her wings!

As for resolutions I don't really have any or make them, I have goals instead. 

So wherever you call home I wish you and your loved ones a Happy New Year! 

This is what choose for 2016!