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Monday, August 10, 2009

Kids Say The Darndest Things...

Before I begin my post, I wanted to mention that we lost a sister rider this weekend. PaulR, retired SAA of the Medieval Madens M/C was hit while on her bike Thursday night. Her bike broke in half, and she lost her battle with serious injuries on Saturday. Please keep her family in your thoughts. Now the main reason for my post. Saturday evening, our daughter Vicki went for her first ride with a group. Just four bikes, but a big deal for an 11-year-old, right? Well, she rode with Daddy, and I rode with our friend Cowboy. Daddy asked her how she liked it so far, riding in a group. "It's ok," was all he got. So, Daddy wicked on the throttle a bit and passed some cages (safely) to give her a thrill. He then said, "How did you like that?" Vicki's response, "It was ok, but you should take me to California and split lanes!" Then she asked how old she needed to be to get her motorcycle endorsement. My answer: "39." WTF???!!! We are in trouble!

Thanks to Tipher for taking the pics, as I forgot my camera, yet again! :)

20 comments:

Dean "D-Day" said...

Already asking about splitting lanes?! Yep, you're in trouble.

I love riding with one of my girls on the back. When my oldest comes home from Florida to visit, one of the first things out of her mouth is, "When are going riding?!"

mq01 said...

thoughts and prayers for PaulR and her loved ones. ride with angels.

vicki's pics and ride looks fabulous!! and she'll be 39 before you know it ;) lol...

B.B. said...

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of PaulR.

Yeah, Ry is already asking when he can ride too! Scarey!
BTW...speaking of splitting lanes, I did it for the first time the other day. :)
I love that look on Vicki's face in the last pic!

FLHX_Dave said...

That sucks regarding PaulR. My thoughts are there with all.

B.B. said more than once how much she loved Vicki when we got back. Yeah, I would say you were in trouble, not for the fact that she wants to lane split...only because she wants to go to CA. Bring her over here and let uncle Dave explain to her why Arizona is so cool

Queen B said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA - that's awesome, Vicki!

very tragic about PaulR. We will definitely put her fam in our prayers.

IowaHarleyGirl (Stephanie) said...

So very sorry about your friend PaulR. You are all in my thoughts!

I do think you are in serious trouble with Vicki and the whole motorcycle thing. I was about her age when it all began for me! :)

Paula said...

So sorry to hear about your friend.

Tell Vicki to slow down, her turns comin'! ;-)

Big Daddy said...

In a few years when Vicki is 16..
And our friends come to visit...They won't have to ask why all the bikes in the shop are CHAINED to the floor.
LOL

Arizona Harley Dude said...

I'm with BB, I love the look in the last picture. Those 6th grade boys may be in deep trouble.

GYMONR said...

I have two kids myself, it is a wonder what they come up with...ha-ha

Mr. Motorcycle said...

Yup, big trouble in little china.

Sorry to hear about your friend. That really blows.

Jane: a female given name of English origin said...

Cutest lil rider!

fasthair said...

Ms. Ann: Please pass along my deep condolences to PaulR's family and friends. Prayers are sent with warmth and love.

Vicki sounds like she is a scooter tramp already, hell she's already to the look going on for her. The nut doesn't fall too far from the tree you know :)

fasthair

Webster World said...

Sorry to hear of your friend. I am old ya know. So what is splitting lanes?

Willy D said...

My daughter was eyeballing the Shovel yesterday. She likes it because it sits low. She tried kicking it, nope. Can’t ride it ‘till you can kick it. (Yep, it’s running).

Maybe that’s the answer to your problem, have nothing but kickers in the garage.

I’ll trade lane splitting for no skid-lid any day.

Lady Ridesalot said...

She's definitely got the biker chick attitude! LOL!

I think that's a lovely picture!

Sorry to hear of your friend. My thoughts and prayers will be with her family and friends.

RIP PaulR

Kim Thomas said...

She is so cute!!!!! And yes, you need to watch out!

Baron's Life said...

Sorry to hear about PaulR...RIP , our prayers and thoughts are with the family at this difficult passage in time.
Too many riders went down this year...but too me, one, is one too many...and I've heard of so many..., especially in Western Canada.
Hey great post about your daugther's ride with daddy...California...here we come...!

WooleyBugger said...

I remember my first ride on the back of a road bike. It was with my Uncle whom I spent the summer with in Michigan. We left very early one morning before light and I got so cold I could not stop trembling. We stopped after two hours or so on the road and drank coffee at a truck stop and smoked a few cigarettes to warm up. I was thirteen at the time. I was ready to go again in about twenty minutes.

Sorry to learn about your friend there.

Camron said...

Yeah, Go out to Cali to split lanes... Mmm hmmm...
And while you're at it you can put on bright red leather & make a few laps around the bull coral! Doesn't she know our highways are full of CRAZY people lol
When we split lanes it's only marginally safer than being the last one in line in the traffic jam... Not to mention, with the real estate here at such a premium the lanes are barely big enough for some of the cars (Like the Governors Hummer)
Of Course, I'm just teasing. We'd love to have ya'all come out here. I'd be delighted to have someone to ride with.
Thanks for sharing