When we last saw the Harley Davidson in August 2012, it was being loaded onto the back of a truck. Bent and broken like it's owner, the bike was no longer The Car Guy's concern. The Harley's destiny was in the hands of the insurance company. Then - we got a phone call from our … Continue reading Harley Survives. Will the Honda Lawnmower?
Never trade the thrills of living for the security of existence. - Unknown- It is with great sadness that we announce the demise of an inhabitant of The Car Guys garage, Harley Davidson. 2011 Harley Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic CVO - October 21, 2010 to October 19, 2012 Harley went for a short ride … Continue reading Remembering the Harley Motorcycle
The length of this document defends it well against the risk of its being read. - Winston Churchill - I'll keep this story short, then, with a few photos -not risqué, just risky. Risk Tolerance and Comfort Zone - two concepts to think about now and then. At our house, The Car Guy is working … Continue reading Comforts Zones and Risk Tolerance
The Car Guy was still in the hospital after his Motorcycle Accident when our daughter, The Nurse, gave her dad this Lego Surgeon. If you look very carefully at the x-ray in the Surgeon's hand, you might see what is wrong with the patient. We decided the x-ray showed a rib fracture, though if you … Continue reading LEGO Surgeon Says, This is What is Wrong!
A "perfect storm" is an expression that describes an event where a rare combination of circumstances will aggravate a situation drastically. - Wikipedia - The Car Guy remembers getting on his motorcycle on a Friday morning and heading east for a short ride on a quiet country highway. He doesn't remember the ambulance trip, nor … Continue reading Perfect Storm – The Motorcycle Accident
The best alarm clock is sunshine on chrome. - Author Unknown - Rough and ready motorcycle riders get up at the crack of dawn to make sure everything is ready to roll. The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready. - Henry … Continue reading Getting Ready for a Motorcycle Ride
A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for. - William Shedd - There came a day when The Car Guy asked me to be his Biker Chick (perhaps as a way to justify the handsome touring bike he coveted), and I just couldn't turn down a chance to ride behind … Continue reading Our Harley Motorcycle’s First Adventure
When I find ideas that speak to me, but I’m not ready to blog about them, I save them on my Fueled by Chocolate ‘Well of Lost Thoughts’ Page. Here are just a few of the ones I have ‘rescued’ from there to share with you. For more posts is this series, click on Lost … Continue reading This and That – Authors
My Spousal Unit, The Car Guy, has ridden motorcycles for many years. He started with a Honda 50 Cub in about 1963. When he outgrew that, he graduated to cars, owning a string of them through the early years of our marriage. In about 1982 he decided to ride again, and purchased a 1979 Yamaha 750 Triple. … Continue reading Harley Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic CVO – 2011
"I'm so far behind I think I'm first." My spousal unit used to say this when he got home from work, in response to my query, "How did your day go?" On our group motorcycle trips, my husband usually is the drag bike. On long stretches of open highway, he sets his speed control and eventually ends up well … Continue reading Montana – A Highway Motorcycle Ride