Early last week, I had been retraumatized and was mentally exhausted the rest of the week. Though I had worked through feelings of depression, I still had apathy. With apathy, there is no motivation. In PTSD, apathy is not something that comes simply with a situation. It weighs down everything. I was tired, foggy, and wanted death to … Continue readingThe Best Medicine
It’s 60 degrees today! In February! If that’s the case, then I want to put my Suzuki together and take her out. Poor Flo (she’s an ’83 GS550) has been holed up in the garage all winter. On the other hand the streets are a wreck. When the sun shines through the trees, the shadows … Continue readingItching to ride in the middle of winter
It’s been a while since blogging about Georgia. Well, that’s because she’s been in the shop. Jason and I decided we’d fix her ourselves. We changed the chain and the rear sprocket, which was bent when hit by a car. The tire has been balanced, and Jason took her for a spin. I haven’t ridden … Continue readingBike upgrade!
Jason told me never to park behind an SUV. But I forgot.🙁I suck. It was so quick. After going into the spot, I even moved the bike farther away from the SUV. I also looked in front of the car. There was a lot of space there. I should have parked there. Instead I parked … Continue readingNever park behind an SUV (or a truck)
I practiced slow riding for a while before getting on the busy NYC streets. The reason is, the better you are at riding slow, the more control you have over your bike. This is basically what I did and a suggestion on how to practice riding slow… First, your bike must have a wet clutch. … Continue readingSlow riding
There’s nothing like the camaraderie of a community. A lot of people from the biker community and enthusiasts attended the Harley-Davidson art show. The common thread, two-wheeled motorized vehicles. I had the opportunity to meet many of the artists who were part of the Art of Rebellion show. Each person’s work inspiring or inspired by … Continue readingPeople behind the Art of Rebellion show
Harley-Davidson is sponsoring a traveling art show that benefits the CUE Art Foundation. Last night the event was open to the public in New York City. Harley showcased their new 883 Sportster, which happened to fit me very well 🙂 Hmm, maybe this will be my next bike. More on the art to come…
Motorcyclists are sometimes referred to as “organ donors” for an obvious reason. There’s most likely nothing more dangerous on the roads and streets than riding motorcycles. The reality is, few people with driver’s licenses sign up to be organ donors, yet there is a waiting list of people waiting for organ donations. Regardless of the … Continue reading"Organ Donor"
I sold my car today. It’s sad. My car took me across the country and back. Lots of great memories. But now that I’m riding a motorcycle, the car isn’t needed anymore. I don’t have to take the subway for $2.25. And if I need an automobile, I can rent one through Zipcar. Thanks for … Continue reading*sigh*
For this past weekend, we had planned for me to take my first highway ride out to Pennsylvania to visit Jason’s family. All week, I went back and forth between riding Georgia and riding bitch with Jason. I hadn’t yet ridden on a bike more than a couple miles at a time at high speed. … Continue readingFirst highway trip