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Christmas Eve With DRZs and an Odd Bird

On Christmas Eve, Kenny and I went for a ride. It was cold but still a beautiful afternoon.

There is a peacefulness at the beach in winter that I love. I stood watching the birds pecking along the shoreline. Their little feet skittered along so quickly. Do you imagine the sounds of a small xylophone tinkling when you see the frenzied feet of shorebirds? No? Just me? Anyway…

When I pulled my photos off of the memory card I had to laugh to myself when I saw this one zoomed in:

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I have, on more than one occasion, been called an odd bird. I feel a bit of a kinship with the kook on the right. There’s one in every crowd.

Winter Motorcycle Riding Pictures

When the first snow of this winter fell, Kenny went out to see what it felt like to ride in it. Being that neither of our DRZs have studs in their tires, it was just a quick run around the neighborhood. You know – for scientific purposes.

As an observer there was something beautiful about seeing the orange glow of his headlight slowly making it’s way through the whirling snowflakes. While the snow started to accumulate the world outside had a very flat, muffled sound. There was no noise except for the gentle thump of his engine.

He would be the first to admit that riding on the snow without studs is, well.. probably not a great idea. Your mileage may vary.

ADVrider has a winter riding picture thread you should check out. There are some great photos of motorcycles in the snow. Enjoy!

Christmas Swag: I Got Street Wheels for My DRZ

If I ever complain my deliciously wonderful boyfriend doesn’t listen to me when I talk, kick my ass. Please.

During the summer, I had often commented that having street tires would be a hoot on the DRZ. So being the super-awesome man that he is, this year for Christmas Kenny got me a set of Warp9 wheels and a new dash computer for my DRZ. He’s such a gem.

Now, I can swap between my street and dirt wheels. Whose got two thumbs and is excited? ::::Thissssss girl:::

On top of that,… I got motorcycle socks! See what I’m saying? A gem! I think I’ll just have to keep him.

How about you? Did you find any motorcycle stuff under your Christmas tree?

A Quick Ride Around the Neighborhood in the Snow

I took my remaining vacation days off around Christmas and New Years again this year. That means 16 glorious days off to do absolutely nothing. Just a little time to recharge and relax. But,… as the saying goes – the devil will find work for idle hands to do.

When the words “You know what we should do?” leave my lips, at this point Kenny should immediately turn on his heals and walk out of the room. But, bless his blonde little heart he goes along with my hairbrained schemes.

I love that boy <3

Bringing a Little Christmas Cheer – Santa Rides a DRZ

Today I took a ride around town on the DRZ dressed up as Santa Claus.

It was so fun to watch the reactions from people. Seeing their happiness and the big wide smiles was priceless. Hearing the honking and cheers absolutely made my day. It was a little Christmas fun for everyone.

Unfortunately, my GoPro camera battery died in the first 8 minutes of my ride. So, it looks like I’ll have to go out for another ride later this week to get some video. I’d love to rope some of my friends into donning red suits and coming along. Any takers…?

Merry Christmas to you all <3