Friday, May 30, 2014

Bikers Against Child Abuse

I heard this story on NPR and feel compelled to share it with you.

The bikers show up as protectors of the abused. They protect them. They use their intimidating burly presence as security for victims of child abuse. It’s so beautiful. I might have cried a little.

If you get a chance, please check out Bikers Against Child Abuse.

I deeply believe in riding motorcycles for a purpose, and this is truly a worthy cause. Hopefully someday, I will have an opportunity to shake a BACA's hand.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Black Beauty Black Out with PlastiDip

He just can't help himself.

The Rattle Can King went crazy blacking out Betty.

And now he has blackened the wheels on his Marauder. Ladies and Gentleman - Black Beauty!

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

"Our Wheeled Adventure" starring the Cop and the Cooper!

I'm sure you've heard of "Micki & Maude." I have heard of it, but I haven't seen it.

The title came to mind as we were driving home from Cincinnati. Why? Because, apparently, "Our Two-Wheeled Adventure," has turned into "Our Wheeled Adventure."

My husband is a junkie. An addict. He LOVES speed, sleek and anything that could be described "sinister." His 2003 Mercury Marauder is ALL that and a bag of chips! 

I am less of a car junkie. But I do enjoy cars. I've always wanted a Mini Cooper. They are so zippy and fun and absolutely adorable!

And since I drive 40 highway miles every work day, it is economical too :)

Mine is a little less pristine than Chris's. It has had at least four owners in its 12 years and the last one was a smoker. But, Chris and I are dedicated to loving on this Mini like it has never been loved on before.

Hopefully this new Wheeled Adventure will have some fun tales to share.

Introducing... Zipi Mini Miki and Maraude! The Cop and the Cooper! Or as my co-worker thinks they should be called, Marv and Mabel.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Man! How Things Have Changed!

Our Two-Wheeled Adventure has been filled with a lot of awesome experiences and people and memories.



The Black Out

Betty and Sarah

Just to name a few :)

But nowadays, the bikes sit parked, collecting cobwebs and dust.

Chris last rode Betty in September 2012, when her battery died and then it got cold. This past Spring he had knee surgery which prevented him from even considering riding. And then he just had another surgery last week. His body may be capable of motorcycle riding next Spring. Just not sure how much work Betty will need after sitting over two years...

Me and Sarah, well, that's the shortest long story I ever told...Chris doesn't like me riding. He has great fear of something happening to the mother of his children. (Kentucky does seem to have a lot of motorcycle accidents, but I was unable to find data to back up that perception.)

Anyway, Our Two-Wheeled Adventure seems to be on a break...At the very least, our adventures in Southern Californa are over. There are so many things I didn't tell you! Cycle Saturdays, Parties with the Property Of's, JohnnyBoy got married and is having a baby!

It was a WONDERFUL adventure while it lasted. Hopefully, our motorcycles will be ridden again someday. Maybe my husband will actually let me be a passenger!

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

So Much to Tell

Finally got Blogger uploaded on my phone; maybe I can start blogging again...maybe.

Best news is that my bike finally works again. It is,not a,bagger or a,cafe racer, it is still just the Rebel. But after two years, I am thankful to be so blessed to have my bike. Thank God for Juice, Taz, Chrome, JohnnyBoy and all the SD Royal Aces that worked together to fix my bike (and my husband's).

Got to enjoy a beautiful ride with my dear friends Juice and Angel.

Hopefully will have one more before moving to Kentucky the end of this month.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Honda Rebel Cafe Racer

It all started MONTHS ago. I was pregnant. We were clearing out the third room for the baby's stuff. I was packing away old pictures, and I came across a photo of me with the motorcycle my parents gave me for Christmas 14 or so years ago. It was like a 1978 Kawasaki. It was blue. And it had a ginormous banana seat.

I wanted a cruiser. A mid-eighties Honda Rebel. Preferably a 450, but a 250 would suffice.

I got a banana seat. I hated it, but it was a gift from my parents so I had to act like I loved it. Seriously, I hated it.

So when I bought my own bike, I bought a Rebel.


And then, like I said, a few months ago, I saw the picture of me with the blue banana boat bike, and I thought, "Huh. That's not so bad."

And then I saw a Triumph on the road, and I thought, "Huh. That's not so bad."

And then I saw another one. And another one. And each time I was genuinely surprised by my reaction. "Huh. That looks kinda cool." WTF?! No. Cafe racers are NOT cool. CRUISERS are cool. BAGGERS are the coolest.

What's wrong with me?!

And then today we were at Motoworld and got the opportunity to talk to our old friend Ray (aka Mike) and I admitted out loud that I really kind of like the cafe racer. And Mike said, "Check out the Kawasaki."

So tonight, Chris and I were Googling like mad the Triumph Bonneville, the Kawasaki version and "Honda Rebel Cafe Racer Conversion."

And after waiting over a year for my white bagger, I've asked him to build me a cafe racer.


Hopefully the cafe racer will be an easier task than the bagger and it'll get done before 2012...but hopefully my writing about it doesn't jinx it ;)

Thursday, September 15, 2011


Don't tell my husband, but I think the greatest part of Our Two-Wheeled Adventure thus far is the friendships we've created.

From Salt and JohnnyBoy, to my newest friends, the Property Of's. The friends we have found, the friendships we have created are truly priceless.

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of celebrating Angel's birthday. Forevermore, September 11 will carry a less somber meaning for me. It is the day to celebrate my Angel :)