Monday, May 17, 2010

I Am Red!!

Hey Ya'll,

This weekend, we spent more time in our garage going through a ton more boxes to determine what we needed to toss, save or shred!!  Imagine this, we have been living together/married for 18 yrs 9 mos.  And we have had a good portion of our "stuff" in boxes, in the garage for most of this time!!  We currently have a 3 car garage, and the only thing that we can park in it is Walt's Gold Wing Motorcycle!!!  So we have a ton of crap to go through!!

Today we went to the local Junior College, as they were sponsoring a Motorcycle Awareness Fair today.  While there, Walt had the chance to ride one of those new Can-Am Bikes!!  It is the one that is 3 Wheeled.  But the odd thing is that the 2 Wheels are in the front, instead of the typical Trike where the 2 Wheels are in the back!  It was really nice and the seat was the most comfortable I have ever sat on to date!!  But alas, it is about $25,000-$30,000!!!!!  I could have ridden it too, but I was too self conscious to ride it in front of all these "professional" bikers!!

Then Walt really got a thrill, and was able to take a half hour ride on one of the newest bikes available.  It is a new US Company called Victory.  He rode one of the Touring Models as that would be the one we would purchase if we bought.  He loved it, but it too costs way too much at about $22,000.  So we will probably stay with the Gold Wing that we have as it is paid for and we can add the trike wheels for me to be able to ride it.  But first I need to take the Motorcycle Written Test, to get my license.  We also have to buy my Helmet which will be about $250 and my gear to wear which will be about another $250 + dollars!!

Anyway, back to why I am red.  Today was a nice day.  About 78-80 degrees, slightly overcast with a slight breeze, making it a perfect day!  Unfortunately, I forgot to take a hat (which I am always supposed to wear because of my skin problems but hate to wear) until we were half way there.  But we were not expecting to be gone so long, so we didn't worry about it.

We ended up staying there for about 3 hrs, at which point we left with a friend, who was working one of the booths on Motorcycle Safety, to go eat a late lunch with him and his daughter Courtney, who is our daughter Kat's best friend.  He wanted to go to In-n-Out Burger (great burgers if you have never tried them, but get the chance to).  They were quite busy (as usual), so we ended up sitting outside.  Because Don lives out of town, we sat there for another 2 hrs visiting before he had to leave to drive home.  But don't worry, we were not being unfair to other diners, as by the time we got our food, the amount of customers had died down.  All in all, it was a great day.  I'm posting a few photos of the two bikes from their brochures for your viewing pleasure.  Till next time...

Aloha My Friends  :)

This is a photo of the Can-Am Spyder RT Roadster.  Which is a Touring Bike for two.

This is showing it with the optional Trailer which only costs another $5000!!

Here is a photo of the Victory Touring Bike like Walt rode today.

Another view of the Bike with both rider and passenger on it.


Fat Bastard said...

Nice bikes, too much cash though!

LauraLynne said...

why do you need trike wheels?

Bonnie said...

Very cool. I'm hoping to have guts to get on back of hubby's bike after I've lost some weight. Too self conscious right now.

Nella said...

Love In and OUT!

Debi said...

Thanks FB! I agree, they are really nice bikes, but way too much money! Which is why we like our Gold Wing, we bought it used and it is PAID FOR!! LOL

Bonnie, do you ride your hubby's bike yourself? Or do you ride behind your hubby?

Nella, I agree, In-n-Out is great! I used to eat there about 5 days a week! Yesterday was the first time I have eaten there in over 6 months! And I only bought a regular cheeseburger not the fantastic double-double! But it was still great.

Laura Lynne, I need the trike wheels because our Gold Wing is so big that I can't even put my feet on the ground! Plus it weighs about 900 lbs! So there is no way I can support it on my own.

Which is why we need to put on the trike wheels for me, then I can ride it by myself!! If you want, check out my post dated Thurs April 8th, titled What Am I Getting Myself Into? Eek!!, it has a couple of photos of our Gold Wing with Walt sitting on it. Now remember, he is 6'4" and I am 5'3"!! LOL

Jen from Oregon said...

Those are cool bikes!
It has been years for me and the hubs since we had our Harley... We gave it up after the kids arrived.
Sounds like a fun day all in all!

Debi said...

Thanks Jen!! We love the look and sound of the Harleys too, but he decided on the Gold Wing when we went to buy.

Girl Bandit said...

Sounds like a great day!!

Debi said...

Thanks GB! Yes it was a nice day! Normally I don't do well outdoors, but with a nice gentle breeze blowing and the temps in decent range, it was a really nice day! At least until we got home and realized we were sunburned!!

My Dermatologist will have a fit as I take medications that makes my skin even more prone to sun damage, which is why I am not supposed to be out in the sun much and definitely not uncovered!! Oh well.