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Monday, February 1, 2010

I'm Ready For A Big-Girl Bike

First of all, please don't misundertand me. I love Annabelle. I love riding Annabelle. But I really want something bigger. I've felt this way for a while. Even before I got my license I had dreams of shovelheads screaming in my head. :)

Big D and I have been talking about a big-girl bike for some time now. We went to a swap meet at a local parts/repair shop yesterday, and I sat on a 1982 FXR that was absolutely gorgeous. And it had 34K original miles on it. Ape hangers, lots of pretty chrome, everything I like. However, it was about $2K more than we really had to spend. I was sad, but I moved on knowing that Big D was on the lookout for a new/old scoot for me.

When I got home from work today, Big D said he was thinking of buying our whack-job neighbor's 80-80. He's tried to buy it before, but the neighbor never wanted to sell, or the price wasn't right, or he was too drunk, etc, etc. So I told Big D to take a walk over and make an offer, knowing full well that whack-job wouldn't sell.

When he came back to the house I said, "Better luck next time." Big D said, "I just bought myself a shovelhead." WTF?! Apparently whack-job took Big D's offer with no questions asked. My new/old shovel will be here tomorrow.

Mind you, it needs to be put back together (of course), but who better to do that than Big D? I cannot tell you how thrilled I am to be graduating to the bike of my dreams. :) Of course, this means I will have to be extra nice to my favorite mechanic for a while. But I guess I can deal with it for a new bike. ;)

I will post pics as soon as she arrives!!

21 comments:

IowaHarleyGirl (Stephanie) said...

That's awesome Ann! Congrats on your new Big Girl Ride!!!

mq01 said...

WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! now thats some fun good news!!!!!!!!!! congratulations ann :)

Big Daddy said...

And there goes Mama...stealing another bike from me!!!!

Ann said...

Ahem...my bullshit detector just went into high alert status, Babe.

Steve said...

Way to go!

Lady Ridesalot said...

Woo Hoo! Can't wait to see the pics! Your so lucky to have Big D. I wish I could sleep with my mechanic! Woot!

Arizona Harley Dude said...

See, to be a biker means we're never happy. Allways bigger, badder, better....it's like the biker creed. Congrats on the new/old ride!!!!

Toni said...

Great news! Congrats!

Ann said...

LadyR: I think you meant to say you wish Harley was your mechanic, right? LMFAO!!!!!

Willy D said...

Why don’t you just put it in a trailer and bring it over her? I’ll gladly rebuild it. Minus of course, the parts that might find their way onto my Shovel;) Sounds like a drag race in the makings. Congratulations!

Lady Ridesalot said...

Most definitely!! If only he knew how to wrench on bikes... he'd never have a moments peace.

Paula said...

Awesome! Congrats! Looking forward to pics!

redbone said...

congrats!! i'm jealous... :O)

Dean "D-Day" said...

Awesome Ann!!! Can't wait to see it!

And who knows....
Maybe Lady R really does want to sleep with her mechanic?! LOL!!!

FLHX_Dave said...

Ann! Ok! I hate it when I'm flippin' stoked about someone else's bike!

What about when you get it home and almost ready to ride WillyD and I scoot over to check it out! I'd ride that to celebrate...seriously

Now...about the big girl bike? Can we change that to "Bad-Ass Bitch Bike?" yeah...I like that better. (Goes along with the penis vs. cock thing....just sounds better.) For being pretty much easy going...I'm kinda a picky prick now huh?

Congrats! BigD...A hard man is good to find. You love the lady.

Allen Madding said...

Ann,
you know to ride a shovel you have to have an old school Harley red, white, and blue No. 1 emblem tattoo, right?

:)

-Peace

Ann said...

LOL! Thanks everyone!

Dave: I'll call you when she's done so you guys can come celebrate! :)

Willy D said...

Celebrate my ass! I’m coming looking for spare parts!

Mr. Motorcycle said...

Looking forward to see what it looks like finished.

Lady Ridesalot said...

Dean... Harley's still #1. Besides, now that my FAVORITE Harley mechanic has moved away, I'm stuck with some young wet behind the ears lanky f#%ker. Don't feel like training another so...

:)

Congrats again Ann on such a great hubby and an awesome bike. I like the "Bad-Ass Bitch Bike" too.

Kim Thomas said...

Poor Annabelle