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The Beauty of Simple Machines

Sometimes when I go out for a ride on one of our simpler machines, I become acutely aware of just how much beauty and enjoyment there is in that simplicity.

Two wheels, a set of bars and a little heart that thumps out passion.

Sometimes I feel like we’re just chasing out tails with all of the bits and bobs, the computers and jog wheels.

The ride is the thing. The love is in the doing. What more could I possibly need?

How Do You Say “Way Back Machine” In Italian?

When I first started hanging around with the cute blonde guy who lives here and does all the heavy lifting around the house, we were both in relationships with sexy Italian birds. He went for the blonde and I was really in to the redhead.

I spotted this pic as I scrolled through iPhoto tonight. Aprilia, Ducati, Big Duck, Backhoe. Perfectly normal, right?

Did you spot…theĀ PAY PHONE?! A real, live pay phone. Well, not live live, but you know what I mean. Who knew they were still around in 2003?

 

 

 

Santa rides a… V-Strom? And Ural? And a Ducati? And…

…a Kawasaki and a Moto Guzzi and motard… and.. :)

Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without our Santa Ride. It has fast become one of our most looked-foward-to traditions.

This year Kenny was our lone elf. Weirdo.

My friend George turned up on his V-Strom totally decked out like a reindeer. Is that cute or what?!

While we were hanging around waiting to see who would turn up, passers by stopped to take our picture and we got lots of honks and waves before we even set off.

Just as in years past, the reward for riding around dressed like Santa is how happy and excited the people on the roads are to see you. Making people smile in spite of themselves? Priceless.

Hope you had a very merry Christmas!

The Ural Get’s Dressed for Christmas …and Other Nonsense

The Ural is mostly dressed for the winter. It’s donning its silver wreath on the rack and all is right in the world.

As it turns out, I had to do a little repair work on the string of wreath lights, though. Check me out being all handy and what-not! ;)

Why are Christmas lights so crappy?

On a side note – Kenny also “fixed” the Buddha in the front yard while messing with another string of Christmas lights. Hey, you know how it is. One light goes out? They all go out. (And statuary get kicked across the yard.)

Santa Clausii Are Coming to Town

This weekend my friends and I are set to head out on our Santa ride. That happens to be my favorite-est group ride of the year. That’s the one where we all dress up as Santa or elves and spread some cheer on the roadways.

It’s always so much fun to see everyone be excited to see the Santas on wheels.

It’s been great having a few more people join in on the ride each year. The 1st year, it was just me – a lone wolf Santa. It’s nice to have friends who are willing to do silly stuff.

Pics from our 2012 Santa Ride

Stay tuned for Santa Ride prep and pics coming up this weekend!