May 17, 2010

Hello Sunshine, come into my life!

Saturday 9 AM. After a hearty breakfast with a good friend (more later...), my fellow traveler dropped me off at the Beemer shop.
The sales guy with the Teutonic last name (I wonder if that's mandatory for working a German vehicle dealership...) had her filled up, and given the rubber a little scrubbing.
She is yours now! he said.
Head filled with instructions, heart in my throat, and stomach full of butterflies, I pushed the button... and nothing happened. Beginner's mistake, I had forgotten to put the side stand up.
And look who came for moral support (and by the way saved me tons of money on insurance):
Mr Bobskoot himself made the time to accompany me on my very first ride, became my guide through Vancouver traffic, and my riding buddy for the day. More to follow...

7 comments:

  1. Wonderful post Sonja - great to see your lovely new machine although I worry that associating with Mr Bobskoot is a step in the wrong direction ;-). Hope he has introduced you to some great restaurants as he clearly knows every last one in the district.

    Leaving the sidestand down is not a beginner's mistake - I seem to manage it on most ride-outs. Still, that's senility for you. It doesn't apply in your case of course!

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  2. Outstanding post!

    Dang modern motorcycles, sometimes I think they're smarter than we are. Good on Bobskoot for the first day moral support, just don't let him counsel you on footwear.

    : )

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  3. @Geoff: As a matter of fact I count on Bob's culinary experience in the area. As for forgetting the side stand... same happened three times that day...
    @Charlie6: Oops, footwear, eh? I'm afraid there is a confession to be made...

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  4. Looks like a great bike. Looking forward to your ride reports!

    Crocs come in yellow?

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  5. Very nice Sonja! You look great on her! I really like the first image of her on the post - very creative using the shadow. That's pretty cool that Bob was there too!

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  6. @Richard: Thank you for stopping by, I am sure there is lots to explore and write about in the Vancouver area.
    @Mike: Thanks, that is very kind of you. It was not a planned pic, anyway it turned out better than I thought.

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  7. SonjaM:

    actually, hardly any photos are planned. They are a moment in time and it is in the eyes of the Artist (Photographer) to make the best composition available, under the circumstances. Every time is see a shadow photo, I think of Mike 'cause that's his forte.

    It was a great day, thank you for your company.

    bob
    Wet Coast Scootin

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