Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Are You Ready for This?
If you joined me last Tuesday here, you saw that my husband had bought a Harley Davidson Sportster, white and shiny, for me to join him on to tool around the countryside... my son also got himself a big ol' bike, sharp and black!
We are going to Laconia for Bike Week opening on Saturday, June 11. I would be the passenger on the new saddle we bought for my husband's bike.
But then suddenly these two guys started prodding me to get my own bike - that I'd really enjoy driving instead of being a passenger. It's not like this is the first time my husband's mentioned it. But somehow with the two of them coaxing me... well... I am now the proud owner of a blue Suzuki Burgman. It is a motorcycle size scooter, with automatic transmission. It's much easier to get on and off this, since you don't have to straddle the bike. It can go highway speeds and great distances comfortably. It has a 400cc engine, so it is considered a motorcycle though you sit on it as you would a scooter.
Because the engine is large and it is a motorcycle, I need a motorcycle license to drive it. I must have two days of motorcycle training. The training sessions are not that easy to find, since Maine just in May changed the laws and will not issue permits any more. Classes are backed up into July and mostly in August. However, after making many searches on the Internet, and a few phone calls, I was fortunate enough to find a "no show" for this week! So now it is looking like I may just be able to ride into Laconia Bike Week under my own power! It's just over a two hour drive - since I'll need some breaks (not brakes) probably, it will be closer to three hours, I'm sure!
I got my temporary vanity plate plate for my blue bike. "DAISY". Daisy was the name of my blue Schwinn bike when I was young - my pretend horse for a number of years. I think it is a fitting name for my new blue Suzuki bike!
Posted by Donna Smith at 9:57 AM