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 :)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Again, I say, "Rejoice!"

I woke up thinking of the verse that says, "Today is the day the Lord has made. Rejoice and be glad in it."

Why? Because Season 4 of Sons of Anarchy is FINALLY starting!*

AND it's 90 minutes tonight! The commercials make it look soooooooo good! Will Jax really leave? Why is Clay fighting with everyone? Who will be the big bad enemy this season? Will Lila and Opie get married? Will Tig and Tacoma finally settle their 8-yr-old beef about Missy**?


And if you didn't know, Kurt Sutter has offered up a challenge for the opening tonight that is offers a HUGE reward.***

I'M SO EXCITED! Hopefully, my children will cooperate so that I can actually watch 90 minutes**** of uninterrupted television...

*Yes, I know, Psalm 118:24 is referring to the glorious day of the Lord. My intent is not to be blasphemous. Truly, truly, I have the utmost for the Highest.

**You know their beef is over a DOG, right?!! Makes me LMAO every time I think about it. Kurt Sutter is genius!

***And by HUGE reward, I mean GI-NORMOUS, People! Watching an episode of SOA AT HIS HOUSE! That means watching SOA WITH Otto and Gemma! Hello?! Do you understand the awesomeness of this?!!! Spread the word so that the numbers meet his criteria! See his blog for info:

****If you are a SOA fan, you should have DirecTV. It plays (in SoCal) at 7pm, 8:30pm and 10 pm.

posted from Bloggeroid

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Sunday, August 21, 2011


Peppercini needs a beanie!

posted from Bloggeroid

Betty is BACK!

After nearly a month at Sweetwater Harley Service Center, Betty is finally on the open road again this morning.

I had intended to write a scathing review of the service center at Sweetwater, because it took nearly a month to fix my husband's motorcycle. But truthfully, now that we have the bike back, I don't hate them so much.

And they gave us a military discount on the parts, so we saved over $100!

I would recommend that if you choose to use Sweetwater Harley's service center, that you make every effort to be crystal clear in your expectations. And hopefully Sweetwater Harley's service center will be crystal clear in what they can accomplish.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Public Apology

My sincerest of apologies to anyone I offended with a post I made last month. I am greatly sorry that my message came across as disrespectful.

As a person who expresses myself through writing, I expect that not everyone will agree with what I post. However, I never ever desire to be hurtful.

As requested, I have removed the post. Again, I am so sorry.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Daelen's First Picnic

Took Baby Dae (aka Peppercini) to his first biker picnic yesterday. It was hosted by the Urban Empire MC. Daelen was introduced to all the Aces, and of course everyone thought he was adorable :)

Yesterday was also the Royal Aces' Annual Memorial Ride for Fallen Aces.

All the guys who live in South County rode up to North County to meet up with the LA Aces. Then all the Aces rode south to Dennis Allen Park for the Urban Empire picnic. Then everyone rode north to LA for the Deuces dance. According to my husband, it was a great day :)

PS Learned yesterday that a non-Ace (I.E. me) cannot wear an Ace T-shirt that has the Royal Aces patch on it.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Motorcycle Clubs at Aces' Picnic

BIG BIG BIG thanks to all the motorcycle and social clubs that came out to support the Royal Aces of San Diego at our Annual Picnic! (I believe it was the 24th Annual. It was Pepper's first.)

I tried to take pictures of as many patches as I could, with the intent of showing them off on my blog. Unfortunately, there are over fifty, and I am not presently interested in sitting at the computer for three hours loading pictures.

These clubs are listed in NO particular order, other than the order I took their pictures in!

Black Sabbath
New Breed Black Sabbath
Ebony Rider
Chosen Few
Unconditional Riders
LA Rattlers
Magic Wheels
Rare Breed
Black Hawks
RoughBreed Riderz
Clown Show
Liberty Riders
Top Dawg Riders
Final Option
Flaming Knights
First Four
Hub City Riders
Buffalo Soldiers Ninth and Tenth Calvary
Buffalo Soldiers
Great Kings of Africa
Brothers of the Sun
110 to the End
Wolf Pack Ridaz
4 Horsemen
Hawg Riders
Kings of Cali
As One
Blue Flames
Silver Star
Head Hunters
Ruff Ryders
Downaz Rydaz
Rolling Queens
Stilettos and Chrome
Divided Time
Endangered Species
Magnificent 7
Wolf Pack
Hogg Life
Iron Essence
Ghetto Fabulous
Ghetto Boyz
The Jet Set
Original Route 66
Steel Twistin'
And one more club whose letters I cannot read:

Please note: Some of these clubs had multiple chapters present. I was not able to keep tally of all that. Maybe next year :)

Social Clubs:
Heart 2 Heart Compton Social Club
Lady Zodiacs
Sisters of the Sun
Children of the Sun
Lovely Ones
First Ladyz
Hi Desert Diamonds
Charlie's Angels
Lady Dragonfly's

Thanks again to everyone who came out!

I was able to get a video of when the Deuces rolled in...

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Aces Picnic

Going on now off Market St. Come on out!!

posted from Bloggeroid

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Royal Aces Travel to Las Vegas

The end of January, Chris and I traveled to Las Vegas.

The Aces go to Vegas every January for brother club The Deuces' annual dance.

Being 7 months pregnant, I was not interested in staying home alone all weekend, so I called my friend Kim and had her join me in the Frontier for the road trip.

Chris, however, road Betty all the way there.

He did not ride Betty home, though. We put her in the back of the truck. Not because she was broken, but because my bright idea to walk from Circus Circus to the Bellagio meant we didn't actually leave Vegas on Sunday until 3 pm...

The coolest part about the whole trip was when Chris got to ride the Strip in a pack of bikes. Seriously. WAY cool! Unfortunately, I was in truck behind the pack, so I couldn't take a photo. Gerrie (property of "Taz") was able to take a photo on the way back to the hotel. "Pepper" is in the rear :)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

An Old Photo - 1000 thoughts

I stumbled across this photo from September 2009.

Not many photos exist of me on Chris's bike.

I haven't seen a pic of me pre-pregnancy for a long time.

Hagen hasn't been around for over a year.

Chris's bike looks NOTHING like that.