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Sunday, February 17, 2008


Thanks to Darrell Waltrip, we Nascar fans know only too well, these three little words mean high speed action and lots of excitement. Today is the start of the 2008 Nascar Sprint Cup Series with the running of the Daytona 500. I love Racing!

Racing is like a fever, and it gets in your blood. I grew up with my Dad, four Uncles, three Brothers and a herd of relatives all interested in racing of some sort. Sunday evenings were spent at the Fairgrounds for Dirt Track fun. My dad used to race Go-Karts, on the dirt and on the ice. In Iowa, (where I grew up) the winter would freeze large areas of the Mississippi River around boat ramps and such. That would allow enough frozen surface set up a track, put chains on the tires, and go for what you know. Large crowds would gather to watch the Go-Karts race on the ice. He liked to go to motorcycle races and participate in the games. Two of my brothers raced in Pro Class Hill Climbs while living in Billings, MT. Hell, even my Mom would get in a beat up old race car and participate in the Powder Puff Demolition Derby and won once! So, needless to say, I like to go fast.

Well, yesterday was another beautiful day to ride the motorcycles. Harley felt lucky, and with the Florida Lottery at 30 Million, we decided to take a little cruise to the state line to purchase our winning ticket. (Someone else must have gotten it, cause we didn't). This little trip took roughly 5 hours or so round trip, stopping to each lunch and all. It was a little windy, but other than that, another 68 degree day with a little cloud cover every now and then. (Hang in there you northerners, warm weather is coming!) The whole time we were riding I found myself thinking of racing and how cool it would be to get on a track and go as fast as I could. Put me in a cage and tell me I can go as fast as I want... I might even scare myself! Now, hear me out, I always practice safe riding and try to use good judgment. This insures great rides and wonderful experiences and I love the freedom of the open road. But, we all know how fun it is to "open it up" every now an then. This usually happens when you can see straight ahead of you for about three miles and nothings coming. Harley likes to do this, and when he does (I'm usually following) I can distinctly hear his motor make that taunting "Braaaaaoooooppp! The next thing you see, he's getting smaller in the distance. Well, I can't resist the temptation. So, as I also go "Braaaaaoooooopppp", all I can think of in my head is "Boogity, Boogity, Boogity!" Lady R ;)


TS said...

Ha! I love the speed limit sign--10 mph, now that's more my speed!

Ronman said...

Shouldn't that be boogity boogity boogity.....let's go riding?

Ride Safe


Lady Ridesalot said...

ts, I love the sign also.

ronman, we would go riding everyday if we didn't have jobs! It's a shame we need money to support our "riding habit". As always, ride safe.

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