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Friday, April 15, 2011

Motorcycle Mama

"M" is for Motorcycle

I know motorcycles have very little to do with the theme of my blog.  There is a connection however, between the Tai Chi principle of pushing from the feet and riding a motorcycle.  Click here to read my previous post on this subject.  However, today I chose motorcycle as my "M" word because I'm getting a new motorcycle this year.  After a 20 year hiatus from riding (too busy raising kids and working full time) I got back in the saddle a couple of years ago.  Since then I've been riding my hubby's hand-me-down 1985 Honda Interceptor, which he's owned since new.  It's been a great bike and we're sorry to see it go, but it's just not worth the investment to keep it running any longer.

Here's a picture of the bike I'll be buying - a 2011 Honda 250 CBR.  Not sure what colour mine will be - whatever colour the local Honda dealership gets will be just fine. 

Here's a fun ride down memory lane with the Hondels.  Enjoy!


  1. LOL I only realised you were tai chi-ing through the alphabet yesterday! I was kinda wondering where this blog was going. Interesting none the less. I am a bit of a Triumph bike lover myself. We have an America nad a street Triple. We do have a little Honda belonging to our yougest child and one has a yamaha, and then there is the Amici which is going back where it came from, the girl wanted and did not ride! tut tut

  2. Cool bike! I'm excited for you!

  3. Karisma - you sound like a bike-loving family! Why is it bikes are like potato chips - you can't stop at just one? My new Honda will bring our total to four.....

  4. I've never owned a motorcycle or even driven one before. Now at my age I'm pretty certain that I never will. I hadn't heard that "Little Honda" song in decades. Wow! Takes me back.

    Tossing It Out

  5. My parents have a Honda. I get to ride it now and then when I visit. I want one! I'm jealous of you. Very jealous. Make sure to have lots of fun and stay safe!

  6. Love the picture of the bike! I knew how to ride a bike..once. Wonder if I can take it up again?

  7. Arlee Bird - you're never too old to be a passenger!

    EM Jenkinson - planning on lots of safe fun - it comes with ABS braking so no skidding/locked wheels for me.

    damyantiwrites - of course you can! I was away from it for 20 years. The first half of my comeback season was a little wobbly, but my confidence was back before the season was over.

  8. In keeping with your theme of healing and motorbikes you might want to check out the stories at http://motorbikezen.com/?page_id=8

  9. After being a mom for such a long time, I think you rightfully deserve to have some time to do something that you really love. Motorcycling is an exciting and fun recreational activity. Now that you’re getting your own motorcycle, I guess you’ll be often out and about enjoying life to the fullest!

    1. Here in southern Ontario it is not a year round hobby, but I get out as often as I can. And I DO love it!


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