A Conversation for Mostly Harmless MC - Members
B4 They Take My License Away...
Blue-Eyed BiPedal BookWorm from Betelgeuse (aka B4[insertpunhere]) Started conversation May 17, 2010
Note to Beatrice:
It was encouraging to see you’re taking the time to resurrect the MHMC thread, in BadZen’s absence. I stumbled upon it via a series of “drill down” links while searching for “mostly harmless” on H2G2. I’d love to be added to the Member List, when you have a moment, and I hope Bel gives the Club a bit of exposure in . She’s good about that sort of thing, so…no worries.
As for me, my Application reads thusly:
First Bike: [ridden] Yamaha 125 (Borrowed = Toyota Corona with hairline crack in engine block. Florida summer riding! Tough to explain to owner how I wrecked trying to chase down license of tourist who almost killed two bikers by driving ~between~ us!) First Bike: [owned] Kawasaki Ninja 250 (Plasma Blue) which almost turned me into a statistic at exactly one month and 930.8 miles of riding. Got right back in the saddle (after insurance settlement) and ditched the “crotch rocket” for a “cruiser.”
Current Bike: Honda CBR 750 Nighthawk (black) with a Betty Boop decal on the front fender. Betty has been a wonderful (slower) ride to and from work, along a very scenic two-lane road that winds through woods and a river valley. She avoids deer, possums, skunks, frogs, and lazy drivers who swing wide on the curves. Betty carries a good-sized handbag (trunk) suitable for a book bag (Lunch!) or my helmet (between rides).
Virtual Bike(s): BMW R16 (yesterday, because my Opa used to ride one); BMW S1000RR (today, because it’s top-of-the-line new); Yamaha Deus Ex Machina (tomorrow, because of the sheer thrill of ‘being one with the machine’).
Yes, I’m in the United States, in the middle of the country, in the middle of the state of Missouri. When the weather is even “fair to middling,” I hop on the bike and go. For the most part, it’s the scenic work route, but I’ve also indulged myself in just following a road to see where it leads. I’ve missed the Ride for Life (cancer charity ride) activities this year because of the Refueling Outage at our Power Plant, but plan to attend other such rides in future. I’m hoping my wife eventually gets over her squeamishness of motorcycles so I can take her riding pillion in our beautiful countryside. Unfortunately, Betty (the bike) doesn’t have pontoon outriggers, so I won’t be joining y’all for any rides in Europe.
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