... a little of this and a little of that.

September 29, 2007

The unenviable happened once again.


Ugh… I dropped my bike once AGAIN, that’s twice! Today I was out driving downtown Colorado Springs. I was headed down Cascade (which dead ends), so I went left so I can get on Nevada. I came down a steep hill to turn right onto Nevada. I went to the right of the road… which was my mistake I should have stayed to the left. When I put my foot down at the stop, the left side of the road was higher than the right. When my right foot actually touched the ground, the bike started leaning and my handlebars started pulling right… that was it I knew it was falling. I was able to put my right leg out to avoid the bike falling on me, thank goodness I didn’t fall. Once again I was so mad at myself that I shouted BUCK (except with an F) which is so unlike me!

A truck that was passing on Nevada pulled over and a man came running over to see if I was okay. He picked my bike up for me and checked to make sure nothing was damaged and it was still ride able. He was so kind, friendly and encouraging… “Don’t worry it happens” and “I’m glad to see that you’re not going to let this stop you from riding”. I’m so thankful that Mike (from Colorado Springs Utilities) pulled over to help me out, I would have never be able to lift my bike back up. I was ready to call Bryan at work. As Mike was helping me out, so many cars stopped to make sure I was okay or if I needed any kind of help. I was thankful that they stopped just to check. Another man pulled over and volunteered to go home and get his trailer so he could trailer my bike home if I was too shaken to ride it home. I assured him I was okay.

Now for the damage: I now have deep gouges instead of the previous scratches in the chrome of the right yurn signal and this time the lens cover wasn’t able to be popped back on. The tip of my brake lever was also scratched. All I have to say is thank goodness for engine guards or my tank and pipes would have been totally scratched or dented. Mike was surprised how the engine guards protected my bike… he mentioned that he was now going to add some to his new Victory.

When I got home I called Bryan to let him know what happened and he was supportive and encouraging about my incident today. I already picked up a new lens cover and I’m ready to go riding again! Jovi
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September 29, 2007

Moose-rable

Moose-rable
I realize that a moose is usually used for a masculine card, and this moose is masculine since his name is Lester (Inky Antics) but I love...
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September 26, 2007

Rapture of the Road

Rapture of the Road
Okay I think I have my new blog is ready for viewing... I'm pretty excited about it. Take a peek and let me know what you think: Raptu...
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September 25, 2007

I'm moving...

I'm moving...
My blog posts... that is. I’ve decided to start a new blog about my motorcycle journey. I’ve been moving over all the post pertaining to m...
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September 25, 2007

Blending with Baby Oil

Blending with Baby Oil
When I color my critter images I use Prismacolor Pencils blended with Gamsol. Lately I’ve been noticing that more and more ladies are choos...
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September 20, 2007

Filling Up... ugh!

Filling Up... ugh!
I took my bike in Tuesday for the 5,000 mile service and although it was huge expense I was really impressed with the fantastic customer se...
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September 20, 2007

Mom's Butt

Mom's Butt
I just love the new Ronnie Walter Collection from Inky Antics … I can totally relate to these images! Every time I see this stamp (Glancing...
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September 18, 2007

Ha'ROAR'ween is coming...

Ha'ROAR'ween is coming...
It’s time to pull out the Halloween stamps and this is one of my newer stamps. This little critter is House Mouse Stamp of the Month for Se...
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September 16, 2007

130 Miles Today

130 Miles Today
Do you believe it… I put 130 miles on my bike today! That is one huge accomplishment for me and I did it alone! The weather was perfect and...
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September 15, 2007

New Rubber and Pebbles

New Rubber and Pebbles
A few weeks ago Riley and I meet some friends at Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Expo. The Expo had a couple new vendors, one of those vendors h...
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September 12, 2007

What's in your Favorite's Folder?

What's in your Favorite's Folder?
I was in a stamping slump and I had to get a House Mouse card made today and in the mail to this week’s Mouse A Round (MAR) participant. I ...
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September 11, 2007

Again with a new look...

Again with a new look...
So I’ve been busy changing the look of things here on my blog and over at my Stamping Gallery and I still have some tweaking to do before I’...
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September 09, 2007

Motorcycle Safety

Motorcycle Safety
Yesterday we had our monthly Mountain Shadow Riders (MSR) meeting. I was assigned to do this month’s Motorcycle Safety Tip, which I did on ...
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September 06, 2007

Girly Flames

Girly Flames
Bryan and I went riding yesterday. We rode out east (of Colorado Springs) and then we made our way downtown. That was pretty exciting for me...
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September 04, 2007

More Hedgehogs

More Hedgehogs
Here it is… one of the hedgie images that Nancy sent me, So Glad to Catch You by Penny Black. The patterned paper is Stampin Up's Petal...
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September 03, 2007

Hedgehogs

Hedgehogs
I made this thank you card for a really amazing and generous Shackie member, Nancy . I was totally surprised when I found some Penny Blac...
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