Matt's Corner

Daily Tide 4.3 = Motorcycle Adventures

Twice we drug our friend out in the rain to test drive motorcycles…

Last Saturday he drove our new, shiny hunk of metal into the garage…

Pep Boys was our very next stop…

Follow by a trip to the motorsports store…

SIX HOURS later…

We emerge with helmets (which makes me feel like a NASA astronaut), jackets, gloves, auto parts and a receipt from their special order counter…

Later that night, after Matt successfully changed the battery, I swung my leg over and tried to back it out…

Three steps later -> BAM…

I found myself wedged under four hundred pounds of metal…

And questioning whether Matt was more concerned for the bike or my bruised leg… (lol J)

Matt takes the bike for a spin…

It he can do it I can…

Scared to death, I putz down the street in first with Matt walking beside me the entire way…

Sunday afternoon, Matt is determined to change the oil…

After helping him clean up what spilt all over our garage, I putz out of the neighborhood in second…

Baby steps people… J

Monday, Matt passes his permit test…

I repeat the above procedure on Tuesday…

On Wednesday, I venture to ride over to the parents…

But I got stuck at the first stop-light I came too because, apparently, I’m not heavy enough to set off the sensor…

Eventually I gave up on waiting, dismounted the bike, ran over to the sidewalk and pressed the crosswalk button…

Unfortunately, I still didn’t make the light because I forgot to put the bike in first…

Eventually I did get going…

And started sweating every time a car came into sight…

Thinking "footbrake, handbrake, clutch, gear, blinker, dumb purchase"

But coming home…

With an empty lane ahead…

And the bike zooming easily towards an extraordinary sunset…

The sound of the throaty exhaust…

The purr of the motor…

The wind rushing past…

Leaning into the turns…

The weightless, soaring feeling as the bike crests that last hill before our neighborhood…

J J J J J

Matt put rear foot-pedals on the bike yesterday…

It’s a literal BLAST back there…

3 comments:

The Romans said...

hahaha that is so funny that you pushed the crosswalk button! hahaha What fun! I love the adventure and I'm a little jealous! Take a spin.......or just ride to the street light.....for me. haha

jenny said...

I just would have loved to be someone watching you walk over with the bike to hit the crosswalk button. That is so funny Danielle. Please be careful while you guys are out there.

oodlesuvfun said...

Part of me is really concerned for your safety. The other part is laughing hysterically!!!