Sunday, August 7, 2011

Zero to 60

Could you increase your lifetime miles by 300% in one weekend? Probably not, but that is just what Lisa accomplished this weekend.
Damn Yankees 002

It was disappointing for her not to be able to ride to the BMW National Rally last month. We made a decision that we'd ride to our local club, the Yankee Beemers', Damn Yankee Rally - located 103 miles from us. She had been getting in a few miles here and there, but nothing over an hour. We decided to just do it!

Famous Western MA landmark
Youngest Rider

I was so proud of her, She had great form on the corners, and great courage to go on some challenging roads.
Oh what a site to see!

Here she is just posing on her Ninja at the Damn Yankee's Rally, where she won "Youngest Rider" recognition.
Damn Yankees 011

She took her first miles on an interstate.
over my shoulder

Used a few tanks of gas (what a small tank!)
Fill 'er Up

And rode her first driver miles in the rain...even though we know she's an old hand at riding in the rain.
Looks like a nice day to ride

What a great time we had! We even talked about rides for next season.
Wave if you see us out there!

From the Bridge of Flowers, Shelburne Falls, MA
Bridge of Flowers


Roger said...

Fantastic. Awesome to see.

Andrew Thomson said...

Good stuff! Only one way to get experience eh?

Jesse P said...

Nothing to it but to do it.

Jesse P said...

I noticed the front blinkers are dangling in some of the pics. I'm pretty sure I can lay my hands on the metal backers that attempt to keep them in place, if you want them. Let me know, and I'll run them up to you.

SheRidesABeemer said...

oh yeah we could use backing plates, busted the right side Saturday playing "slow race", darn bike falls over, takes the light right out, cracking the plastic that holds it.

Jesse P said...

Ick. The reason most ex500 owners take the backing plates off is that with them in, the fairing damage would have been worse. Instead, they flap around at highway speeds. As long as there was no damage done to the rider, it is all repairable with some ABS cement.

Troubadour said...

Great post and congratulations on plenty of "firsts". Way to teach her early.

irondad said...

Lisa has had a great role model when it comes to adventure. It's good to see the smiles shining through.

Simply Wild Photography said...

Mother daughter riding team, absolutely love it! Wish I my mother loved bikes as much as I do. I wish my gas tank would last as long as the ninja250's! Have fun and stay safe!

Bluekat said...

Awesome! Congrats to Lisa - great ride! Sounds like you covered everything, corners, rain, miles. :)
It's so cool to watch your kids take up riding. ( a little scary too)

Unknown said...


you've got a great teacher to follow. I wished I had someone to show me when I started riding

congrats on all your "firsts" milestones

Riding the Wet Coast

Ronman said...

What a proud Mother and Mentor you must be. It's wonderful to see you two lovely ladies enjoying riding together in another way. I'm proud of both of you.


Oz said...

I smile when reading your posts. My son is just a few short months away from getting his license and then a new adventure for us begins. Looking forward to the fun and excitement that you are experiencing. Keep it up.

A Tuscan foodie in America said...

I love to see "new" riders becoming acquainted with motorcycles and the freedom they bring to your soul!

congrats to her!