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Spreading Cheer – Photos from Our 2017 Santaride

Spreading Cheer – Photos from Our 2017 Santaride

My very first Santa-ride was a solo affair in 2010 – just me dressed like the big man cruising around on my DRZ. I don’t really remember what made me decide to buy the red suit and go for a ride in the first place. It really seems like a ridiculous idea. But, there is a special kind of magic in the ridiculous.

Over the years, what seemed like a good idea blossomed into a great idea when friends started to join in. Our little local Santa-ride has become something of a tradition. As new friends ride along and old friend watch from afar the feelings that come from doing it never change.

My favorite ADVelf:

Joy.

There is a special moment, something akin to an awakening that happens across the face of a stranger when they see 10 motorcycle Santas. I kid you not, there is child-like elation that they cannot contain. The goal has always been to just ride around and spread cheer to the people on the roads. Happiness is a gift that everyone can use and it always fits.

I’ve said it for several years now – doing this, making someone’s day… is a gift you give yourself.

Lunch with 3 Kick-ass Motorcycle Women

Lunch with 3 Kick-ass Motorcycle Women

While I struggle to find the thread of a full blog post, I just have to share Leslie’s photo from Facebook and Madeline’s from Instagram of our lunch meeting on Sunday.

I’ve talked before about searching for women motorcyclists and bloggers that speak to me, that I can identify with. Well, I’m finding my tribe. One amazing broad at a time.

 

New Moto Blog on the Block: TwoWheelsToThere.com

New Moto Blog on the Block: TwoWheelsToThere.com

You know, it’s funny keeping a blog. If you’ve never kept one yourself, on the surface you might think that the relationship is one way. You write your thoughts down, you post your photos and you give something to the world. One way, right?

But really –  it isn’t. What you get back from the people who engage with you gives you so much in return. I wish I could tell you how many times I’ve read a comment only to have it rattle around in my brain for days with me thinking about the hows and whys of what was posted. Sometimes a reader writes their own mini-blog in the form of a comment.

I’ll be the first to admit I have no clue what really makes a blog popular. I haven’t the slightest idea what makes a blog “work.” Is it the alignment of the stars? A matter of timing? Relentless promotion? Yes, I know some people are better writers or photographers than others but even that isn’t solely it.

I guess we gravitate to some people because they are more relatable than others. It seems like if you just do what you do authentically, someone will hear your tiny voice out there in the darkness and say hello.

One of the voices that came to say hello here some time ago is Ry. With his witty, well thought out and heartfelt comments he always gets me thinking. Wouldn’t you know he’s taken the leap and finally began to post his own thoughts on blog paper?

Two Wheels to There

Just last week I received a fantastic blog calling card in my mailbox introducing his new home on the web:

twowheelstothere

It would be awesome if you’d swing over and read about his journeys. When you first begin your foray into the blogdom, it is such a great treat to hear from likeminded folks.

Welcome to the motoblogosphere, Ry. What took you so long? 😉

 

Happy Thanksgiving, Friends

Happy Thanksgiving, Friends

When I look around and take in my life there is much to be thankful for – family, love, good health. With those present, anything is possible.

I bet my family and the local fire department are thankful that I’m not cooking this year.

fuzzygalore happy thanksgiving

Wishing you and your loved ones a Happy Thanksgiving and lives filled with blessings.

Badass Motorcycle Broads: Meeting the ADVgrrl

Badass Motorcycle Broads: Meeting the ADVgrrl

Last night I went to dinner with Leslie from ADVgrrl.com. It was the first time we’ve met.

When I read on her blog that she would be coming back to Long Island, I reached out to her to see if she would be open to meeting up.

What makes you choose to meet someone – some stranger whose words you read on the internet? I’m not really sure. By and large I am really conservative when it comes to meeting other bloggers or people I talk with on social media. But, sometimes for whatever reason someone’s vibe, the things that they choose to share with the world just resonate with you.

Leslie is very easy to talk to. Very open, honest, interesting, funny – in many ways I felt like I’ve known her for ages. She was like and old friend that I just hadn’t met yet.

As a woman and a motorcyclist, she is someone I can relate to. She is in it for the love of the ride, for the grand adventure of life. Riding isn’t about adulation, ego stroking and selling sexy. Her riding and blogging experiences are something more. Her adventures are full of life and all that it entails. I appreciate that.

I came away from our meeting hoping that we will remain in touch. Her perspective gave me a lot to think about. I’m so glad that we met.

If you’re one of the 8 people who don’t read her blog – you should go there. Like… now.

Advgrrl Motorcycle Adventures

Oh! Before I forget – We took this awesome photo of our meeting. Nice, right?

fuzzygalore advgrrl

Okay. We didn’t really take that photo. But, I bet I had you fooled with the way I really captured our likenesses, didn’t I?

 

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