Thursday, July 14, 2011

My new toy

Hi friends!

So finally, I have a picture to share with you.  So, if you have read a past post you might remember that I mentioned that I was going to take a motorcycle endorsement weekend class, but since I had never ridden any type of motorcycle I told Kevin that I needed to practice on something before I took the class.

Well one of our friends had a brother that had an old dirt bike sitting in his garage, the most important thing being that it had a clutch.  Our friends brought the bike up to us here and I did some practicing on that for a bit and then Kevin was browsing online and ran across a "real" motorcycle for sale.

So... right after my last chemo while I was comatose in bed, he gathered up the boys and drove over the mountains to the other side of the state and got me this.


So this bike is really a great starter bike.  It is small and isn't really freeway worthy, but it will put put around town.  I've been practicing on this around the neighborhood and yes, I think 25 mph is fast (lol).  I did get on a "real" street tonight and did get it up to 35 mph.

I haven't crashed or dropped it yet so I'm doing good.  The whole hand and feet coordination is coming along but I do feel like I need to practice every night.  The class isn't this weekend, but next and I don't want to fail it... but I'll let you know the results once they are in.

If you had asked me last year if I would be doing this I would have said no... I guess you could say my outlook on life has changed a little bit.

Thanks for visiting.

Until next time.

-Katie

33 comments:

Tameko said...

This is fabulous Katie. Enjoy the ride. You are so brave, my husband has a Goldwing Motorcycle, and I wont even ride around the block with him. I am just a chicken when it comes to this!

Gina said...

AWESOME!!! I would def say your outlook has changed, and for the better!! :D XXX

Bonnie said...

You super, super rock! Awesome photos and the bike journey is amazing! God bless you and your sweet family. I remember you in my prayers and even though we never met please know that I send you God's protection and care every day. Those of us in the art community are a strong bunch and I believe we are sisters in spirit. XOXOXO

Saskia said...

:)

Claire Anne said...

I am pleased for you, it sounds like you are having lots of fun. Take care x

Susan said...

Your delightful spirit inspires so many of us! Enjoy!

~amy~ said...

Yahoooooooo!!!! You go girl!!! I love it! Happy Friday!

Kathy said...

Nothing like a change in our outlook to motivate us to do things differently! How cool that you are doing something way outside your box. Have fun and "enjoy the ride":)

June K. said...

Katie, I know you are a courageous and brave person but this is beyond courageous and brave. You have guts! Go Girl!!! (I'm such a chicken).

Cassie said...

Kudos to you, Katie! That is just plain awesome, and way to go Kevin for getting you your own 'hog', haha! Just keep on living life, my friend :D

Bobbi-Lynn said...

Well how awesome is that!! Good for you, you brave woman!!

Ted said...

Woot! You're rocking that bike, Katie! :) You go girl! :)

LaurieJ said...

Motorcycle Mama!! You look so cool. Way to live life, Katie!!

Whimcees said...

Hello!

You're looking good!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Pam~ said...

Awesome picture! I'm impressed at how well you and the motorcycle match. Have a GREAT time riding!

Becky Sorensen said...

It was so cute, we watched you all the way down the street when you pulled out of the driveway - I am glad you are doing this!! You rock!!! Catie will be wanting to ride with you all now ------

Emily Painter-Davis said...

So glad you are feeling well enough to ride and that you enjoy it.
Love ya girl!
Big Texas Hugs.
Em

Inkyfingers said...

You look awesome riding it!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Enjoy your new bike Katie, I'm so happy that you're feeling good and out and about!

Marlene said...

Yay you!!! That's awesome! My hubby has a Goldwing, too....I just ride pillion. I haven't got the guts to actually get up front. ;)

Michele aka Derbylea said...

Wow Katie you are sooo brave! I would probably fall right off that thing!

Brenda said...

You look like a pro!
Thanks for sharing, including this excitement.
I keep you in my thoughts.

susanc said...

You look right at home! That's so great! Good look next weekend - I'm sure you will pass with flying colors. Practice, practice, practice - it will become second nature to you. :)

cbuswell said...

Wow, that's really cool!! I bet you're having fun!! Glad to see you're wearing a helmet!!

iCreateforfun said...

Katie, I am soo glad to see you having some fun.

Lorraine said...

Oh your new toy is so cool! I am glad you are trying and doing new fun things. You are so brave!

Shirley said...

Wow, Katie, what a role model!! I will be thinking of you for the test and I know you will do it! You have done everything you set your mind to, dear lady! You go girl!!! and by the way.....big hugs to that hubby of yours too!

Cathy said...

Wahoo! I love your bike, what fun!
You look maaavelous on it. What a wonderful family you have.
Cathy

Jak Heath said...

didn't I say you were a bit of a Hells Angel?
you rock.
well done to the wonderful Kevin, I bet you've had some giggles learning.

Christine from FL said...

Way to go! Glad to see you are having fun.

Lisa Lara said...

Cool Katie! Wow. You go girl.

MicheleV said...

WOW ~ you look awesome sitting there - good luck! I have no corodination(?)! I'd be a road hazard pretty quickly!

Anonymous said...

You go girl!!! You look great on that bike! Thanks for sharing the photo as it put a smile on my face this morning. I am so happy for you! I know you will pass the test because you are so determined. You are much braver than I am! lol Big Hugs, Becky Jo

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