Sunday, 23 December 2012

Christmas Chuckles

Sad picture...
Not mine but you get why we can't ride! 

Speaking of the long wait to get back on the bike again, I was at a Christmas party last weekend and was happy to commiserate with two more suspended motorcyclists.

I asked them how their riding season had been this past year. One had ridden all the way to Nova Scotia and back on a Goldwing, wow! He loved every minute of it. That's like just over a 3000 kilometre ride - one way. 

And the Harley Softail guy had enjoyed commuting to work from mid-April through to very early November. He knew it was time to put the bike away when he arrived at work one day, and his body was so cold that he could barely move to park the bike and get inside.  That's tenacity...Mother Nature's gentle reminder to him that she was shortly going to be letting us have it for enjoying a hot summer and extended fall. 

I asked both of them how they were doing with being off the bike for a few months now. The Honda guy who also rides a Ducati Monster said, "Don't go there!" and the Harley guy said quietly, "Shut up." He had such a pained look on his face, I wanted to give him a hug as I knew how he felt...

Anyway...I still have some wrapping to do...I would love to put a new motorcycle under (beside?) the tree for my guy who's thinking of getting a bigger bike, but I don't have a clue how to get it up the stairs without him knowing about it...does Lego have motorcycle theme kits? 

Wishing a Merry Christmas to you and yours.



  1. That poor bike in the snow.

    We are always on the look out for little motorcycle themed toys but there don't seem to be too many out there.

    1. That's what I thought when I saw this...but winter storms can drop on you suddenly and the owner was probably "turning the air blue" when they stepped outside and saw what had happened.

      The toy looks so cool, our GI Joe from the 70's would have loved it! He would have looked like Chuck Norris in "The Delta Force". Have a good one...