Category: Santa Ride

2014 Santa Ride: The Elves

2014 Santa Ride: The Elves

Sure, the Santas get the lion share of the glory during the Santa ride but there are some elves that ride with the big red fatties that deserve some of the limelight too.

We had Chloe with us. She was our super-duper sidecar monkey elf:

Buddy Kenny was manning the Enfield, which incidentally has a nearly-dead battery.

fuzzygalore crudmop buddy elf

Have you ever seen a 6-foot elf kickstart a motorcycle? It’s really quite precious. 😆

fuzzygalore buddy elf shoes

Santaride 2014: Santa and the Return of Her Sidecar Elf

Santaride 2014: Santa and the Return of Her Sidecar Elf

fuzzygalore and elf - santa ride

On Sunday we set off on our annual Santa Ride and it was glorious.

Once again my daughter Chloe reprised her role as my sidecar elf. It always amazes me when she chooses to hang out (dressed as an elf) with her goofy mother (who dresses like Santa) when she could be doing teenager stuff like navel gazing and texting friends who are in the same room.

Chloe gave her waving arm a real work out. She seemed far more into it and excited about taking the ride than in years past. I don’t know the reason but I’m glad about it.

I hope that one day these memories are happy ones for her and that they aren’t the stuff that trips to the psychiatrists couch are made of. “Do you KNOW what my mother used to do each year around Christmas?”

Time will tell.

Snapshot: Getting Ready for the Santa Ride

Snapshot: Getting Ready for the Santa Ride

Tomorrow is our annual Santa Ride. The one where we dress up like Santas and elves and take to the streets spreading holiday cheer on our motorcycles. This afternoon the suits came down from the attic in preparation. My helmet with hat and beard? PREPPED!

Can’t wait!

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

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.

Long Island Santa Ride

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

reindeer vstrom

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.

long island santa ride

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!

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