motorcycle riddin' + anniversary trip

Thursday, April 26, 2012

My adrenaline crazed husband has owned a motorcycle ever since he was 19, thus making me his faithful passenger since the age of 18.  His first bike was a Honda Shadow, a fixer-upper, cruiser style bike, and man he loved it.

He might even be slightly embarrassed with this pic{didn't know I had this one stored away did you??}, but I sure think he is a cutie, even with that cheesy grin.  Eventually he wanted something sexier, cooler, and definitely faster. Which scared my parents{and his} to death, but we loved it.  Yes, we! I love riding on the back of the motorcycle.  The feeling is one of freedom and exhilaration all in the same moment.  And yes, the danger involved makes it more of an exciting experience as well.  I guess I am more an adrenaline junkie than I thought....

So two crotch rockets*, an insane amount of gear, one obnoxious speeding ticket, zero wrecks{thank God!} and six years later.....he is back to cruisin in style, on a Kawasaki Vulcan 900.
He traded in his gsxr 750 for this cruiser, and I'm pretty darn excited about it.  We went for a ride last night; putting on my motorcycle jacket and pink helmet made me pretty giddy.  After dinner, a few beers, and deciding what we're doing for our anniversary, we rode back home.  It was chilly, but awesome.  There is really no other feeling like being on the back of a bike.

So, you curious about what we're gonna do for our anniversary??
Hint: it has something to do with a no I'm not getting one......

Ok, I'll tell you....we are crusin down to the Outer Banks of North Carolina for the weekend on the motorcycle!  No reservations, no plans, just riding!  We'll pack some clothes, sunglasses,  & sunscreen and hit the road to see what we can see.  Lighthouses for sure, but other than that who knows?  It is pretty darn exciting not having a plan and just seeing where we end up.  I know it will be a trip we will never forget.

I sure am becoming mighty adventurous.  Beer drinking, motorcycle riding, I need a tattoo....{maybe} 
And aren't you impressed with all my super awesome bike knowledge? {I may or may not have texted my hubby to make sure I got the names right....}

Have you ever ridden on the back of a motorcycle??  And do you love it or hate it?

Happy Thursday!

*yes, horrible name & equally awkward to say and type...
but hey, thats what those kids call em! 


  1. I will never get on the back of a bike with Ben! If we ever get a chance to meet, remind me to tell you why! :) I sure do love being on a motorcycle though, it's one of the most freeing feelings in the world, you are so close to nature. Perspective.

    Sounds like such a great trip!! The perfect vacation on that bike! Can't wait to hear all about it.

  2. Oh my gosh your trip sounds so fun!! What an exciting adventure!

    My first motorcycle ride was when I was 19. On a date in Wilmington! He picked me up at my apartment on campus and we rode all the way to Fort Fisher. I think I had more adrenaline from the motorcycle ride than the date, so that relationship never amounted to much more haha!

  3. When Chris and Perry first got their bikes, I rode with them a few times. The one memory that I have and will never forget is when Chris took me for a ride on his crotch rocket in Raleigh when I was visiting you guys. We may or may not have gotten up to speeds in the 90's ;) It was quite an exhilarating feeling! The anniversary sounds awesome!