My interest in motorcycles started at such a young age, I couldn’t quite remember exactly what ignited it. All I remember is my mother’s warning: If you ever ride a motorcycle, we’ll dis-own you.
In 2004, I got my motorcycle licence. Luckily my family didn’t dis-own me. But I’m pretty sure my mother aged 17 years all of a sudden just knowing I’m out on a bike. I’ve done some pretty interesting rides, including the 1,000 mile in 24 hours “Iron Butt” ride, and riding all the way from Vancouver to Halifax. All this came to halt when I became pregnant with Joshua in 2009. I sold my BMW Dakar that spring, and that was the last time I rode a motorcycle.
The last couple of years have been busy in terms of having kids. Every summer I looked longingly at bikes driving past me, and dreamed of the day of riding again. For now, I have other priorities (i.e. Joshua and Savanna), so a bike is out of the question. But I figured we can go to the bike show so I can sit on a few bikes for fun, and I would love it if the kids would become interested in riding one day too.
Joshua couldn’t say “motorcycle” yet. He says “more-cycle”. So on Sunday we went to the more-cycle show at Tradex. During the whole drive to Abbosford, he was quite pumped about seeing more-cycles.
I had fun checking out the BMW F650 I love, and also sitting on the new Honda CB500. Cliff liked the new Honda CBR500. Joshua was very interested in pressing all the buttons on a bike, and flipping up the gas cap or key hole cover. It was a fun experience for him, and I hope he will ride a bike one day.