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Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Dear Diary... a glimpse into the pages of a journal written by a woman rider.

March 26, 2011

Dear Diary,

One of my favorite reasons for riding a motorcycle is when I have the good fortune to experience... a special moment. You know, those moments that only occur when you happen to be in the right place at the right time. A moment when the only evidence of it's existence lingers in the scrapbook of your mind. A moment that usually never happens to you when your driving in your car.

We were riding back from Sylacauga this afternoon, trying to make it home before some terrible weather caught us. H was watching the sky as we were splitting a pair of ferocious storms moving along on either side of us. One minute we were heading south, the next thing I know, we change direction and go west for a few miles. Just when I think we're going to get wet, I see his blinker come on and we're turning south again. The asphalt was wet everywhere we turned, including some golf ball size hail in some places, but sparingly, we weren't getting drop on us.

As we rounded a long sweeping bend and cleared a large patch of trees, I noticed H raise his left arm and point. I looked up in the direction he was pointing and there it was... big and breathtaking... the widest most brilliant rainbow I've ever seen, laid across the stormy sky. In spite of all the darkness around us, the sun was slicing through the clouds, creating a natural spotlight on the highway as if it were trying to lead us in the direction of safety. Where the two elements merged together, the unmistakable colors of orange, yellow, green and pink formed a flawless arch as it went from one side of my panoramic view to the other.

I tried in vain to keep my eyes on the road, but I couldn't help but gaze over to my left as much as my lingering senses would allow. As I continued to process the beauty I was seeing, another rainbow came into view. It was a softer less vibrant mirror reflection of the first and positioned right above it. Twins! I was definitely looking at twin, full arch rainbows!

I wanted to capture this, but there was no safe place for us to pull off. It was in that instant when I realized I was experiencing one of my cherished moments. I seem to get more and more of them lately, and I'm usually riding my Glide when they happen. I could feel my smile widen as my senses went on overload with the smell of n
ewly fallen rain, freshly mowed hay, and looking a palate of color that only God could make.

For the next several miles I pondered many things but mostly, how blessed I really am... to be ridin' with rainbows.


Monday, March 28, 2011


Saturday found us riding up around Sylacauga so we could visit with Harley's mom and take her out to lunch. She enjoys the outing and we never get bored riding up on one of our favorite highways, CR 29 in Coosa County (we figured in this case the CR really stands for... curvy road!).

Right outside her apartment sits this very pretty tree (I think it's a Yoshino Flowering Cherry Tree) and it served as a pretty spring backdrop to our beastly rides.

Spring is popping out everywhere you look, so every time we stopped to stretch, I had my camera in my hands. I tried to think outside the box and capture the beauty of Mother Nature by playing with different camera settings, so bear with me as I share my experiments with you.

We had a wonderful ride in spite of having to zigzag our way home to split a couple terrible storms. Harley is great at watching the sky, so we made it successfully without getting a single drop on us! I put several miles on the 'ol girl this weekend... and it sure does feel good!

Have a great week everybody!

Lady R

Friday, March 25, 2011



I tried to keep this a secret, but somehow the news leaked out about it so... I thought I'd better tell everyone.

Dear Family and Friends,

Most of you know I went in for a surgical procedure for a Butt Lift. I didn't have the most pleasant experience. I should've left well enough alone.

I wanted to show you how it turned out. I hope this keeps YOU from having this done. Please, please, please... don't get a Butt Lift.


Have a great weekend everybody! Let's ride!!

Lady R

Monday, March 21, 2011


When I was a little girl, we used to have a lilac bush in our backyard. The delicate purple flowers reminded me of grapes hanging in a bunch and I can remember my mom cutting some from time to time, so she could display them on the kitchen table in a big vase. The aroma of lilacs would fill our whole house!

Wisteria reminds me of Lilacs.

I was driving home from PC yesterday when I saw this pretty Wisteria growing up the water tower in front of the historic Mark's House on CR 85. Right now, Wisteria is wildly climbing on everything and as I drove through the countryside, I could see the light purple blossoms vividly against the backdrop of brownish green foliage.

This old house is about 10 miles SE of Montgomery and is home for one of the biggest Arts and Crafts Fairs in our area which is always held on the first Saturday of November.
We find ourselves traveling out of Montgomery on this road often as it's a nice scenic drive to Hwy. 231. The house is not occupied now and is rented out for receptions, parties and other such events, but could imagine living here with this view?

Ahhhh... me too.

Have a great week everybody. It's Spring!!

Lady R

Friday, March 18, 2011



A man goes into the hospital for a vasectomy.

Before the procedure a rather attractive nurse comes in and takes his vitals, then tells him to take all of his clothes off. When he is fully undressed she instructs him to lie down on the table.

The man obeys.

The nurse then takes all of her clothes off and climbs on top and has her way with him. Upon the completion of the act the man catches his breath and asks what that was all about. The nurse informs the patient that studies have shown that before a vasectomy if the man has an ejaculation, he will be more relaxed and that the vasectomy is easier for the surgeon to complete.

The nurse then wheels the patient to the operating room. While they are going down the hall the patient sees six men in a room masturbating.

Curious, the man asks, "What are they doing in there?"

The nurse responds, "They are getting vasectomies too, but you have Blue Cross and they have Obama Care."

Muwahahahahahaha!! Have a great weekend everybody!

Lady R

Monday, March 14, 2011


Saturday was an awesome day to be riding the Glides... and ride we did! The sun came up early and brought with it a nice 70 degree afternoon. I saw some amazing pops of color that makes me wonder if Mother Nature is playing with her own version of Photo Shop but unfortunately, my camera batteries gave out after a handful of shots, so I missed some really cool Spring pictures. Don't worry though... I'll get 'em next time!

This is where Swamp Creek feeds into Hatchet Creek on CR 29 in Coosa County, right between Titus and Weogufka. This is the same bridge I've posted before, but from a different angle. Harley and I jokingly call this spot, "our bridge" cause we stop here almost every time we ride through the area. I enjoy the peace and quiet of this place and listening to sound of rippling water flowing between the creeks banks is very calming.

I was walking to the other end of the bridge to get my shot (the one above), when I heard Harley say something. I turned to look to see what he said, and I noticed he was hanging over the bridge talking to someone else. WTF? I looked over the bridge my self and there he was...

This was the first time ever, we saw someone fishing this spot in a boat and he was reeling those bad boys in too... about one every two or three minutes. He was having a blast! I tried to get a good shot of him bringing one in (probably what happened to my batteries!), but he was too fast for me. After a little chit chat and good wishes to have a good day, we mounted the Glides and left him to continue his peaceful activity... while we rumbled off to continue ours.

Have great week everybody!

Lady R

Friday, March 11, 2011


TGIF!! Time to get your happy on...


Ed came home drunk one night, slid into bed beside his sleeping wife, and fell into a deep, deep slumber.

He awoke before the Pearly Gates where St. Peter said, "You died in your sleep, Ed."

Ed was stunned. "I'm dead? No, I can't be! I've got too much to live for. Send me back!"

St. Peter said, "I'm sorry, but there's only one way you can go back, and that is as a chicken."

Ed was devastated, but begged St. Peter to send him to a farm near his home....

The next thing he knew, he was covered with feathers, clucking and pecking the ground. A rooster strolled past. "So, you're the new hen, huh? How's your first day here?"

"Not bad," replied Ed the hen, "but I have this strange feeling inside. Like I'm gonna explode!"

"You're ovulating," explained the rooster. "Don't tell me you've never laid an egg before?"

"Never," said Ed.

"Well, just relax and let it happen," says the rooster. "It's no big deal."

He did, and a few uncomfortable seconds later, out popped an egg! He was overcome with emotion as he experienced motherhood. He soon laid another egg -- his joy was overwhelming. As he was about to lay his third egg, he felt a smack on the back of his head, and heard.....

"Ed, wake up! You shit the bed!"

Getting OLD just ain't what they said it would be!

Here's to sweet dreams! Have a great weekend everybody... and ride safe!

Lady R

Monday, March 7, 2011


Gas prices are in the news again as they creep higher and higher, but not everything has to be doom and gloom around the pumps. One day last summer, Harley and I pulled in at some country gas station to fuel up the Hogs, when we noticed this elderly gentleman filling up his vehicle as well.

I thought it was pretty cool and unusual to see a riding lawn mower parked at the gas pump so I thought I'd snap a pic. As I walked over to the man to ask him permission, he started putting the nozzle back on it's handle when he noticed me. I said... "Darn, I was going to see if you would let me snap a picture of you filling up your mower." He was a pretty cool ol' dude as he plastered a big smile on his face and replied... "Well, here, I'm sure I need to top it off a little more." He was happy to pose for me while I took my shot.

He told us he lived about a quarter mile down the road and always rides his mower up to the station. Lawn mower man was very happy to explain to us that he was on his way to cut his widowed sister-in-law's lawn and anybody elses that needs cuttin'. Knees in the breeze ol' timer!

Have a nice Monday everybody!

Lady R

Friday, March 4, 2011



Thanks to my goofy pals and humorous family, I get some great jokes and cartoons every now and then through that wonderful tool called - email. In the interest of setting the mood and launching us into the weekend with a smile, I've decided to post a "FRIDAY FUNNY" each week and start sharing some of my favorites.

Here's the...

God love him.

Have a great weekend everybody and... ride on!

Lady R