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Me with my bike ~ April 24, 2010

Saturday was a beautiful day in Upstate, NY.  Michael and I went out on our motorcycles.  It was kind of a big deal because I haven’t really gotten the chance to ride my bike for any distance since the end of 2008.  Last season when I took it out I pulled a few muscles trying to hold it up when it didn’t want to keep the shiny side up.  So this season I decided that I really want to ride again.  We went out to Richfield Springs – 132 miles round trip.  We couldn’t have asked for nicer weather.  Not too hot, not too cold.

Michael on his bike with the LowePro camera bag he is reviewing.

This is Michael on his bike.  He’s demoing a LowePro Flipside 300 camera bag that he’s going to write a review for.  He wanted to test it out on the bike and see how things went.  It looks like it was pretty comfortable.

What did you do or what do you plan to do this weekend?

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Bella cruisin'

It was a nice day out today.  So I took Bella with me crusin’ around town to do my errands.  She loved it and she got to meet 4 new people!  After I got home I took her for a walk around the block and she got to meet 3 new people at one of my neighbor’s houses.  Isn’t it kind of sad that this summer I’ll have been here 3 years and I only know a couple of my neighbors?  Now I know more 🙂  All in all Bella had a fun day.  She doesn’t get out much!

Did you do anything special with the weather being so nice out?

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What a view!

I’ve been thinking about palm trees quite a bit lately.  I think some of it is because it got warm here for about a week, but then it got chilly again and I’m craving the warm weather.

Yankee Candle - Christmas At The Beach

At Christmas time I bought myself this candle.  It smells like a blend of pineapple, coconut and cilantro.  It’s beautiful!

Pandora Palm Tree Charm

This is the other palm tree that I love.  It’s Pandora’s Palm Tree Charm.  It’s sterling silver with little gold coconuts.
I think it’s adorable!  Hopefully I’ll be able to get it one of these days to add to my bracelet!

What do you think about when the weather starts to get warm?

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Our Bikes

Most couples have monogrammed “His & Hers” towels.
Forget the dang towels, we have bikes!!

His is loud and obnoxious, mine purrs like a kitten.
His looks hot but is uncomfortable, mine looks hot but can be ridden for hours.

I like the color of mine better too 😉

All day long I kept hearing bikes driving by my house because the weather is getting better.
I know it’s early in the year to remind everyone, but PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE watch for motorcycles.
We hide in blind spots, we get ignored when we’re in lanes to turn left….
Please be aware and alert.

Happy Spring a little bit early.

What signs make you realize spring is almost here??

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Happy Groundhog Day!!

Today is Groundhog Day.  Today is the day that Punxsutawney Phil shows his face.  The question is will he run back into his hole or not….  Folklore states that if a groundhog (Marmota Monax) comes out from its hole on Groundhog Day and doesn’t see it’s shadow it will leave it’s hole and this signifies that winter will end soon.  If he DOES see his shadow the groundhog will supposedly retreat back into it’s hole signifying that winter will continue for another 6 weeks.  This hasn’t ever made sense to me.  You’d think that if the sun was out it would be warmer, but seeing that shadow is what will make winter longer….  It’s always confused me….

The most popular Groundhog Day celebration is held in Punxsutawney, PA which is located in Western Pennsylvania about 80 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.  This holiday is celebrated in the United States and Canada.

Punxsutawney, PA

In Punxsutawney they take Groundhog Day seriously.
Punxsutawney Phil their resident groundhog has his own website
as well as his own tour bus:

Phil's Ride

Punxsutawney Phil has his hole at Gobbler’s Knob where it’s predicted to be
8 degrees F with winds NE at 1 mph today.

Phil is rumored to be the most photographed Pennsylvanian.
I’ve even taken a picture of the Weather Predictor Extraordinaire:

Phil at the Pittsburgh St. Patrick's Day Parade 2008

There is an Official Punxsutawney Groundhog Club
which coordinates the festivities.
They even have a little Mr. & Miss Groundhog Crowning
on page 4 of their events page.
It is today at 11AM if anyone’s in the area.

If you have kids, there are some neat activities on their page as well.
They also talk about the movie Groundhog Day.

Have any of you ever attended a Groundhog Day celebration in Punxsutawney or elsewhere?

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The Other Bike I Love

This is my friend F’in Chad’s Victory.  (I think it’s a Vegas Jackpot)

I love it!

Maybe someday….

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Me with my bike

Spring can’t get here soon enough.

March 20th is the official 1st day of spring.

Pray for good weather!

This picture was taken of me on my bike at the 1st Annual No Destination picnic.

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