My Firecracker Red 1996 ZX6R was named Cherry Pie. To say that I loved that bike would be the understatement of the century. Unfortunately she met her untimely demise in a tangle with a minivan in 1998.
Photos of a much younger me and Cherry Pie from 1997:
Back in the day when I first started riding with Crudmop, he had a 2001 Aprilia Falco that he was crazy about. It was an unusual bike locally, especially in yellow and often prompted people to ask what it was. There aren’t too many photos left of her, but here she is:
Goldenchild asked: “I know everyone’s had pucker moments on their bike, but how many of you have had butterflies?”
I can tell you unequivocally that the most frightening ride I’ve ever been on was going 2-up across the dragon at Deal’s Gap and then across the Cherohala Skyway on the back of Crudmop’s Speed Triple. I had butterflies, bats, maybe even pterodactyls in my stomach.
Let’s face it. I’m not the smallest girl at the party and there isn’t a whole lot of real estate on the back of the S3. Combine all that with no where to comfortably hold on , the tightest road ever and a generally nervous passenger and I had myself a recipe for some serious stomach knots. Relinquishing control and becoming a pillion is pretty scary for me in general, but this ride took the cake. I’m going to try to never do that again. Ever. Never. Never-ever.
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Ahhh, the National Park and Forest sign. They have such a great swinging 60’s vibe to them. I can totally see a Mike Brady-type in finely pressed hip-hugger bell bottoms cranking these babies out. They have an irresistible siren song that draws me in when I see them. I just have to stop to grab a photo.