Thursday, 19 January 2012
So yesterday when my son picked me up from work, we were driving home down Mackenzie when to my utter surprise, a UVic student was riding his scooter, with a terrified look on his face, in the centre lane, towards the university. Because of the weather conditions, he was of course riding slower than the traffic and was holding up traffice with a line up behind him. This was not the worst, he had a helmet on which was great, not a full face, an open face helmet. He had a jacket and jeans on, but on his feet he had runners on.....AND he had both feet on the ground on both sides of the scooter, sliding them along as he rode using his feet to keep his balance while he rode on the snow and ice! I really believe that we need to have licensing for scooters and that since they share the road with cars, trucks and motorcycles, they should have some kind of guidelines and be treated the same as motorcycles.
But I was sad to have to put my motorbike away in her shed. I have a nice little heater in there to keep her warm and dry. I still havent come up with a good name for her yet. She is like me, shorter and smaller than most other bikes, she doesnt have as many cc's as all her friends, but what she lacks in size she makes up in enthusiasm. She is adventurous, daring and lots of fun. So lets see what would fit as a name for her.........
Hmm now that description matches a mischievous little New Zealand bird called the Kea, its a very personable bird, likes to be around people, loves to chew anything that has rubber on it and has been know to wreak tyres, wiper blades and peck at anything on your vehicle or motorbike.... how does Kea sound? Check out this video of the Kea... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKWCz0YhmcY
Well saturday is coming up fast and a group of us want to get over to the Motorcycle show in Abbotsford. A yearly event that I have never been to before and Im so excited to go. Problem is "the SNOW" I wish that the sun would come out and melt everything and keep it from freezing for the next few days - then I dont mind if we get more snow, I just want to go to the motorcycle show!
There are a few of us that are car pooling - but of course we want to be smart and if the road conditions are not safe, then of course we wont go. I want to check out the bikes for size, check out the womans section of the show and maybe purchase some heated gloves or a new helmet. I also want to enter in all the competitions that I can, I would love to win the motorbikes that are being put up as door prizes!
Well its that time of night that I should be sleeping so goodnight and lets hope for a nice warm day tomorrow.