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Motorcycle Fads: Whew, I’m Glad That’s Over!

Fur or Fabric Covered Motorcycles

It wasn’t that long ago that we were seeing tiger print Gixxers whizzing through town or lime green monster fur seat covers at Starbucks. What is it that makes people want to buy in to these fads?

The SpongeBob Bike

This motorcycle was spotted back in 2004. Though not covered in fur, it was equally as idiotic. Nothing says cool like sitting around your mom’s house with a hot glue gun making a fairing cozy.

Show of hands: Did you have a furry bike or seat cover? We won’t laugh. Promise. ::crosses fingers::

Lost Loves: Fuzzygalore’s 1996 Kawasaki ZX6R

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:

Fuzzygalore - 1997
Fuzzygalore - 1997

Pictures of Old Girlfriends: Crudmop’s 2001 Aprilia Falco

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:

Moto Photo Blog-o-Rama Meme: Butterflies


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.

I saw this photo theme on: steadyonthehumble.com

Do you wanna play Motorcycle Photo Blog-O-Rama?

  • Post one of your motorcycle-related photos that suit this photo meme on your own blog.
  • Caption or describe your photo. Tell us where and when it was taken. Maybe include an interesting note about it.
  • Encourage others to post their photos!

What is a Meme?
First things first. Meme, it sounds like team.
Here on the web, a meme is a popular or contagious idea or theme. You know, like LOLCats, a bunny with a pancake on it’s head or sad Keanu.

Make sure you leave a comment below so we can take a peek at your handy work!

Welcome to… 8 Great National Park and Forest Signs

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.

Do you photograph “Welcome” signs too?