Wednesday, July 13, 2011

What's Been Up With IHG and What's She Thinking These Days?

It's been a month or so since I've really blogged anything about me, myself, and I. I've been busy with work. Seems that Snoopy continues to dig Des Moines and wants to keep us all busy so he can eat the primo kibble. It's a good thing and I thank God I have a job.

Dan and I rode up to my parents' place over the 4th. It was my first weekend trip to somewhere away from central Iowa. I had been plotting this trip for weeks, trying to figure out which route I'd take to get to Highway 20. Well we left early on Sunday morning and as I was riding over Interstate 35 I thought to myself, hmmmmmm...should I ride Interstate 35 to Highway 20. I battled with myself for a couple seconds and then I was putting my turn signal on so that I could turn around and head back to Interstate 35. I stopped in the driveway of the Iowa DOT in Ankeny and Dan pulled up along side me. He was like...what's up? I smiled at him and said...I think I'm up for Interstate 35. He said...REALLY? I smiled back...Yep, let's do it! Dan led us onto the Interstate and before long I was passing him and leading us down the road. It felt so awesome riding 70 -75 mph. I was so digging myself. Yes my friends, I've kicked the fear to the curb and I'm finally enjoying myself and my beautiful chrome horse Sadie. We were one with the road and I was in a state of pure bliss! I've noticed that people look at you a little different when you are a chick and they realize you are riding your own motorcycle. It's a cool feeling, especially when you know the guy looking at you is thinking...damn, I'm a freaking wimp compared to that little momma. he he he! On Highway 20 there is a bridge that goes over the Iowa River. Every time I've gone over that river since I bought Sadie I always think, I can't wait until I'm riding over this on my bike. Dan knew my thoughts on this so when we were getting ready to ride over the bridge he pulls up along side me and I'm smiling like a Cheshire Cat. I even let out a Yippeeeeeeeeee! It's those little moments I tell you that make me truly love life.

The ride home wasn't too shabby either. I even road in a brief shot of rain. It was a great trip. I almost got my little niece Sydney to sit on Sadie but she only wanted to look. I felt special too because my Mom told me she was really proud of me and my riding. I always wonder what my Mom and Dad think since I didn't grow up in a biker household. Guess they've always accepted me for me and this is ME!


The Indian Larry MC Owners' son, Aidan Jack Seeger; age 6, needs your help. He is in need of a bone marrow transplant. He has been diagnosed with a rare brain disease called Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD). If you want to see if you are a match for Aidan or any other person that needs bone marrow please go to the National Marrow Donor site and register for your kit.

I wish I could be a donor but after my bought with Leukemia I can't so please do it for me by becoming a donor. My Prayers are being sent to the Seeger family and to adorable Aiden. I pray that this little cutie finds a donor that can help bring him back to Great health.


So the other day I was driving passed one of the local malls and there were these young men protesting Guantanamo. I don't care, protest whatever you want to but don't freaking stand on the American Flag. Do not disrespect our American Flag in anyway at all. People have died for that flag and for you so that you can stand on the corner and protest Guantanamo. Ok...I need to step away from this topic because it's making me mad yet again.


I'm feeling the need for a little Zepplin so please take the time to enjoy a little Misty Mountain Hop with Robert and the Boys. Robert Plant...Mmmmm...mmmmmmmmmmm...MMMMmmmm!


Keep on a Smiling and Keep on a Riding!
IHG

16 comments:

Dan Nestor said...

Great, GREAT, Post !!!

B.B. said...

Sounds like an awesome ride! I love the feeling of moving forward and doing something new!
I pray they will find a match for Aiden soon. I am already registered to be a donor, and will do it in a heartbeat if I'm ever a match for someone who needs it!

KT Did said...

When you're ready, you are ready! Hoot hoot to you!
Still praying for him to get the donar! Unfortunately I wasn't eligible. Hope the posting will make more peeps come out and get on the list.

Margo said...

;-) You make me smile.....

Vivi said...

Loved reading this! Good for u! I remember the day I finally said.. "Today's the day", & haven't looked back since! ;) Will pray for lil Aiden & a speedy recovery too..

Dean "D-Day" said...

Congrats on kicking your fear to the curb! Enjoy your new found freedom!

WooleyBugger said...

This was a good post, ride and all.

Gary France said...

It was very enjoyable to read about you conquering your fear and how you felt out riding your bike. Good for you!

Arizona Harley Dude said...

Way to go Stephanie and Sadie!!!!!!!!!!!

Best Wishes for Aidan!!!!!!

Willy D said...

Go ahead and get mad, more people should. If those boys were disrespecting ‘our’ flag someone would be in jail for assault.

mq01 said...

yay! she's off and riding all roads! yay!

i stopped myself from posting this earlier but i cant keep my mouth shut... this is the time when you want to be most in tune and aware. always remember you are invisible to drivers. i think it was the hurt report which showed year 1-3 is the most critical. take care and always ride your own ride stephanie! woohoo!

IHG said...

Hey Everyone...thanks for the comments.

That fear thing is a mutha...i'll always have a bit of it but i think when you start to feel to at ease you cause yourself to be unaware.

Ms. M...thanks for the comment. I'm glad you left it. You and KT are two women riders I truly look up to and value what you have to say to me so no worries!

Willy D - I had to walk away from this one. I have a mouth but I don't think I would have done well against 4 guys. One had a bull horn. And the Polk Co Pokey is some
place I don't ever want to reside.

Roadside Marty said...

I always you knew you were a woman that kicks ass and takes care of business, I'm so proud of you!!! KT Did said it right, when your ready..your ready, hope to see you in Sturgis this year! Roadside

IHG said...

Roadside...oh Roadside...I wish I was going to Sturgis. If you head thru Des Moines let me know!!!

Ronman said...

I'm so proud of you and how far you've come little lady. Keep it up!

Ronman

Missy said...

You Rock! Glad to call you friend!