Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Starting to warm up!

As I look out the window in the morning, to look at the amazing view! It almost makes you wonder how something so beautiful can only last a short time! We have to enjoy what is given to us, no matter how short or long we have it!
As we were out side last weekend, enjoying the wonderful weather, wishing we could be out riding, but needing to clean up after the winter weather. I looked up to see that the neighbor had just pasted our house, then to hear a screeching sound, then seeing a bike siding down the highway, I knew....
As I ran out to the front yard to see what had happened, I saw that the guy riding the bike was up & moving around, thank God that he was safe. He had some road rash, that I am sure that he is feeling it this week! His bike was scratched up allot, and a couple of his lights were broken. Nothing that couldn't be fixed anyway!
The guy driving the truck said "I DIDN'T SEE THE BIKE!" He said he heard the noise & tried to get out of the way. With the good skill of the biker, he got the bike laid down and got off the bike. The truck didn't hit the driver or the bike.
As the bike was lifted up, he got it started after a few tries. Got on his bike & was on his way. He didn't exchange any info, didn't want any help, just said "This is a Hell of a way to start the bike riding year off". Lucky there was a guy that was jogging by that knew the biker & got some info from the other driver.
You have to wonder what in the heck was going through that bikers mind when he saw the truck ahead of him, and lucky that he was watching what was ahead. He was riding a bike like ours, I was thinking it was a nice day out & would be nice to go out for a ride, but after seeing that, think we will wait until it warms up some until we get the bike out!
It was only 12 years ago May 1st when the same thing happened to me in the same spot as this bike went down. Except I was in a full sized van, and the bike went under my van. The driver was hurt, but not bad. The feelings that I had were horrible, and it wasn't all my fault. The bike went to pass on the left side as I was turning left into a driveway. I do know how bad the other driver was feeling.
Just a note to remind you all to watch out for those around you, as the cars are not looking out for the bikers. We want you all to be safe out there!
~~ Safe Riding~~ Angel Ride Girl

Monday, March 8, 2010

Hey there... does anyone have spring fever? Mine is more like Riding Fever! Seeing pictures of last years rides & hearing people talk about their adventures heading down south where it is warmer to ride their bikes, make me want the warmer weather to come sooner! I have a cousin that lives in Ark. and he lets me know when he has been out on his bike, and how much warmer it is there than here in IA! Makes it even harder to wait for the warmer weather!
But on an up note, we have been starting the planning for our up coming poker run for the "Angel Ride to Save the TaTa's" We are hoping with all the things people are wanting to see & do that this ride will be as fun as the past ones!
We are also getting involved with the Bras For The Cause event that we will hold here in Ft Dodge, at the Country Club with a May Day Tea but held on April 30th, all the money raised helps local breast cancer people! I will be having some of the awesome bras posted on line so that you can see all the hard work that some people have gone to, to make these bras!
The one thing that I am looking forward to this year at the Angel Ride, is catching up with old friends, and meeting new friends... It has taught me over the last few years, that it is about the cause, not about who put it together, but more for those that it will help out in the end! Meeting some of the people that have gone through breast cancer has opened my eyes, to how lucky we actually are! Also finding out those that have had it, that I didn't know about... and those that are starting to fight for their lives, that just found out that they have breast cancer! It amazes me just how strong these people are, they may think that they are not strong at all, but they are truly amazing people!
I just saw a t-shirt logo that said that "WHOEVER SAID WINNING ISN'T EVERYTHING, NEVER HAD TO FIGHT CANCER" That kinda sums it all up!
Thanks for stopping to visit my blog~ Angel Ride Girl

ps: Thanks Cuz ~ for the awesome Harley coat! I love it!!