Motorcycle Kids – They Grow Up So Fast

In my mind it was just yesterday that my husband Kenny and I were wheeling the little KLX110 in to the living room to surprise Chloe for her birthday. She was home from school, sick with a fever and feeling miserable. What a terrible way for a kid to spend their special day.

But, as sick as she was – she managed to muster some excitement 🙂

Watching Chloe learn to ride gave me so much joy. I’ve said it before but, watching your child triumph is one of the greatest gifts EVER.

chloe on her klx110

Our little girl – well, she isn’t so little anymore. When I stand next to her now, she looks me in the eye without even looking up. I’m pretty sure that she went to bed one night and just… grew up.

Chloe recently said goodbye to her little KLX. It went on to a new home to start the riding life of another young lady. I hope it’s new owner loves it as much as we did. Happy trails, little one.

chloe and kenny walking

Now we start the bike shopping process all over again. This time though, Chloe will have an active role instead of being surprised. I’m pretty excited about that.

In the blink of an eye, we start a new chapter.


Rachael is the whimsical writer behind the 20+ year old Girlie Motorcycle Blog. As a freelance blogger, she is on a mission to inspire laughter, self-examination, curiosity, and human connection. Girlie Motorcycle Blog can be found on several Best Motorcycle Blog lists.

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6 Responses

  1. Shybiker says:

    You are, without question, the best mom ever. You should give classes on how to raise children. Your loving guidance is laudable.

  2. Novos says:

    She tall enough for a TE210? 😉

  3. Novos says:

    I mean two fiddy. 🙁

  4. Trobairitz says:

    Woohoo – congrats to chloe on graduating up to a bigger bike.

  5. That video is just a sublime reminder of what power parents have to bring a bit of magic into their child’s life in this country. Doesn’t matter if it is a motorcycle, BB gun or a Harry Potter DVD as much as it is a reflection of being attuned to their lives and offering up little gifts to make them feel special. The first time I saw the video when you posted it I grabbed my wife and said, “Look at this!”, and even though she isn’t a rider she immediately loved “the gift”.

    My youngest was 30 when we got bought her first scooter. The reaction was similar!

    So…. which model KTM is your daughter going to choose???

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