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The year winds down…

December 31, 2010

I am painfully aware that, as my life this year became more intense—as a new business owner, mother of a teenager, and volunteer board member—my blogging decreased exponentially… no, it totally crashed and burned. I can’t tell you how many posts I began and never finished during these last several months. Posts to finish the telling of epic rides, posts to describe people I have met and ridden with, posts to detail adventures taken and motorcycle shows visited, posts to talk about gear and bikes and more… Posts that never got finished because I was too busy, too stressed, too tired, or just plumb too out of time to write.


But no matter. Tomorrow is indeed another day. Yes, I will live to ride—and to blog—another day, or another week, or another month, but certainly, it will be another year: 2011.

In the meantime, the least I can do is to share a few reminiscences of people I was fortunate to meet this year, new-found friends with whom I share a passion for motorcycling, and I am so grateful for having each of you in my life, no matter the capacity:

  • Stacy, who visited in February during an epic solo journey (which inspired my own solo ride in July, riding home from Portland, 528 miles over two days time) and then gracious host when I returned the visit in April;
  • Greg, who took a chance on me and got me started in social media marketing, and whose adventures I share vicariously through his words, videos and images;
  • Judy, the dynamo behind and an all-around bundle of great, good energy and enthusiasm for our shared love of motorcycling;
  • Dan, he of all things tech, answerer of many questions, connoisseur of good food;
  • Jimmie, minister of doughnut technologies, he of calming influence and rescuer of children from the airport… not to mention exquisite ride leadership and brilliant to watch in the corners on that twelvfiddy;
  • the rest of PDX Sportriders—Albert, Don, Bill, Rooster, Rob—all really nice guys, fun and funny, and every one of them seriously kick-butt riders; I can’t wait to hang with you all again in 2011!

And the women with whom my friendships deepened this year: Cindi and Christina. You each add wonderful components to my life, and may I always return the favors of hospitality, selflessness, laughter. Ladies, let’s ride!

To those with whom I correspond but have not yet met… I’ll hope to meet you on the road soon!

Here’s a last photo for the year from our Eastern Sierra adventure in early October, along a stretch of the three dusty unpaved miles to the ghost town of Bodie. Who says sportbikes can’t go adventure riding? 😉

Wishing safe journeys and smooth roads to all in the new year…

Bikes on the road to Bodie

6 Comments leave one →
  1. December 31, 2010 1:38 pm

    Lovely year-end thoughts! My own blogging suffered greatly this year too, but I figure, that’s what new years are for: fresh starts! 🙂 All the best to you for epic adventures and safe riding!

  2. December 31, 2010 4:18 pm


    have a very Happy New Year and make more time for yourself during 2011.

    Wet Coast Scootin

  3. January 1, 2011 1:45 am

    I do hope the New Year brings all things good for ya… be well….

  4. January 1, 2011 8:10 pm

    @Bob—Thank you… I will do my utmost! 🙂

    @Chessie–And to you. Keep those photos coming!

  5. January 19, 2011 5:50 am

    If it makes you feel any better, my blogging had decreased lately as well. But for a good reason! I’m living life, loving life and those in it, and keep busy with my beau and my friends and family. 🙂 I just wish I could make more time to blog about it!
    And I love that you did a highlights list of the past year! Love the picture too!

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