Tuesday, January 13, 2009

More of us are getting in on the biking act!

We don't usually tend to do things half-way.  And since the entire extended family is into dirt biking we're jumping in feet first.  Last week we bought two more bikes.  On is for Beth and I plan to share with her.  And one is for Chuck.  We are having a ball learning to ride.  Actually chuck is already a skilled rider so he is teaching the rest of us the ropes.  So far Jacob is the only one in our little family to not come out riding.  At 17, he'd rather sleep that get up at 7:00 a.m. to go out to the desert.
Beth looked awesome in her gear with her new bike.
Here is a better shot of Matt with his bike all made up in his Monster gear.
Chuck is loving his bike.  It's a 1987 Honda 600.
Here's me getting a lift from my sweetie.  

Next on our list of purchases is a helmet for me.  I did borrow a helmet and get acquainted with Beth's bike a bit though.  What fun!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Here's How We'll Be Spending Saturdays!

This past Saturday was our first of many to go out to the desert and ride.  Matt had a fabulous time on his new (used) Honda XR80.  He is getting better at shifting all the time. For years Matt has been saying that when he grows up he wants to be a dirt bike racer.  I would laugh since he didn't even have one.  But now that he does, I may have to start worrying!  We went out to the desert with Chuck's folks and his sister and her family.  Their four year old just got a dirt bike for Christmas so he was having a blast also.  Next Saturday we'll also be joined by Chuck's brother and his family.  

Once we had been out riding for a while on Saturday, Beth (age 13) decided that she would like to give it a try.  So Matt was generous enough to offer his bike for her to learn on and putt around for a while.  She was so excited and had a great time.  When she gave the bike bak to Matt, all she could say was, "can I have another turn?"  It certainly wasn't in our immediate plans to get her a bike of her own, but we did just that yesterday anyway.  So this Saturday she will have her own dirt bike to ride all day.  Hers is a 2004 Yamaha TTR125.

The first photo is a picture of her riding Matt's bike last Saturday. I got the photos on here in wrong order and couldn't figure out how to change it!  I'm a dork!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year!!

Hello Friends!  I'm wishing you a Happy 2009!!  I'm full of hope for a great year.   I'm working on setting some realistic goals and making a plan to make them happen.  I've never been one to make those New Year resolutions.  They looked like a set up to fail to me.  But this year I'm going to set goals for my physical and spiritual well being.

Our family got a Wii system from Grama and Poppa for Christmas.  We are having tons of fun with it.   We also got the Wii Fit program. Today was day 8 for me.  I'm really enjoying the activities and can already see a difference in my posture and balance.  So one of my goals is to be more flexible and fit and lose some more pounds. (I lost 20 pounds in 2008).

My youngest son, Matt, got his first dirt bike yesterday.  His goal is to ride proficiently.  I'll post some pictures soon of him with his bike and in his gear.  He's a cutie.