Sunday, May 02, 2010

Somebody Pinch Me!

Dan and I left on the Glide and were a few blocks down the road when Dan pointed at the speedometer and tachometer. Nothing, nada, zip going on there. We headed back home and after finding that it's not a fuse but possibly the sensor we decided to take Sadie to a parking lot so that I could get some practice in. Here are some pictures from my 2nd time out on her. Dan said I had permagrin on my face the entire time. A few more times of this and I'll be out on the road!

A huge thanks to Dan for his patience with me and the great tips he's given me. It's all clicking and I'm owning it! I'm giddy like a kid at Christmas...the sunshine just keeps on a shining down on me! :)


Margo said...

Look'in good sis....keep it up! Also, I really think you need more stickers on your helmet. We have a few Hello Kitty at our house ;-).

IowaHarleyGirl (Stephanie) said...

Thanks Margo! Have Sydney pick out a couple Hello Kitty Stickies for my helmet! That would rock!!!!

Big Daddy said...

The Sun ain't shining on ya...You ARE the sun..
You have to brighten a lot of lives.

B.B. said...

You look great Steph. You and Sadie were meant to be. I can't wait to read all the road stories to come!

Anonymous said...

Girl, YOU ROCK!!! Steel forged from heat of Leukemia! Ever hear that adage 'I have cancer, but it doesn't have me!"??? :) You are living it. Good! Thank you for your warm comments from the heart. No, we didn't sign up for this amazing trip, but we are gonna LIVE! Best wishes to you for everything you want. Hope to meet you some day.
Love and hugs, Biird

KT Did said...

I believe that you and Sadie are a perfect fit sistah! I hope you take a MSF course or the like too! You rock!

IowaHarleyGirl (Stephanie) said...

Big D - Ahhh now you are making me blush!

B.B. - Thanks! I can't wait to write them!!!

Biird - Thanks for the awesome words. Hope to see meet you too!

KTDid - I've actually had my license for 3yrs. Never thought I could afford my own ride so I'm back at ground zero relearning what I learned the first time. It's all coming back though. FUN FUN FUN!

Webster World said...

Looking good!

Judy said...

Very smart girl!! Thats one way to get some miles under your belt. Cant wait to have you out on the road and writting about the good times you have.
God bless you, sweetie. Ride safe!

Lady Ridesalot said...

Consider yourself pinched!

I remember the parking lot practices very well. I went from the parking lot to the neighborhood streets around my house and before you know it, I was actually going places. Woo Hoo! (I know my neighbors appreciated my graduation from the hood as well)

I'm proud of you and so happy your able to live your dream. Can't wait till you post about your first real road trip!

Ride on Sista!!

Mr. Motorcycle said...

Soooo happy for you. Yaeaaah!

Willy D said...

You bought it, you own it, now ride it. Leave the ol’ man in the dust a few times:)

IowaHarleyGirl (Stephanie) said...

Web - Thanks! :)

Judy - Thanks and God Bless you right back!!!

Lady R - My neighbors are gonna love me...ha ha! They'll be like...there goes that damn woman and her loud pipes again. he he!

Mr. M - Thanks so much! Yaeahh is right!!!

Willy D - I will be smoking his ass someday soon. My little bike is zipper then that damn zippy pickle ever could be.

Dean "D-Day" said...

Awesome Steph!
So glad you finally got your wheels!
Ride free sister.

Dan said...

Great pic of you and Sadie. What a good looking pair. Zippier than the pickle aye. Dont let the pen write something your butt will have to pay for :) Ride safe, dan

FLHX_Dave said...

Pinch! Pinch! Yup, it's for real girl! I get off on watching people learning to ride for the first time. It's so awesome! It lets me experience that thrill again vicariously.

This is you lady...go out and set the world on fire and live! Man, just an awesome thing. awesome thing.

mq01 said...

YEAH!!! so...sturgis? :)

IowaHarleyGirl (Stephanie) said...

D-Day...thanks! The riding free part is giving me butterflies and I like it!

Dan...thanks to you and ohhh I'll be kicking that ZPs butt one of these days just to prove to myself I can do it! LOL

FLHX - I'm going to burn it up and live like I've never lived before!

Ms M - Sturgis...not saying no but it's not looking promising. The caddy died a sad death so we had to buy a new car for Dan-o. I'm thinking next year will be my year for that!