"I pulled you over for Speeding. Do you have any idea how fast you were going?"

Regardless of what you ride, even if you don't ride at all, EVERYONE is welcome here.

Mr. Motorcycle

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I live at 1 Frozen place in, Minnesota, United States
My real name is Mark. For many years now my wife has called me Mr. Motorcycle. When I started my Blog I was looking for a catchy blog name, so I went with it. I'm happily married and I'm also a father of 6 children. I have two human offspring, one dog, two cats and one custom Harley. I believe that makes 6 children. When I'm not doing my real full time job, or going for a ride, I like to do art, custom paint jobs, and of course BLOG. If you would like to contact me, my e-mail address is phonetically spelled for avoiding spammers. (I actually do use the number 1 in the beginning.) 1mrmotorcycleATgmailDOTcom

*****This is my Bliss*****

*****This is my Bliss*****
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The photo above is my ride :
"Kenny" started life as a stock '97, 883 Sportster. It's been a work in progress since the day I bought it many years ago. Its mostly custom with a built, "slightly juiced up" 1200 motor.
The Metal Fabrication, bodywork and custom paint was done by me.

How the Hell did I come up with a name like Kenny for my bike you ask?...... Most people who name their rides, go with chick names. I of course had to be different. I think bikes look tough, cool and masculine; not feminine. Plus, my father "Ken" has helped make me who I am today. Therefore with a little twist on the name, my bike was named "Kenny".


Come check out my custom paint! Click on the logo above to go to my custom paint blog.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

passing time

I seem to have mellowed a bit more with each passing year. Maybe I'm getting older, and a bit wiser. Life sure seems better viewing it as an optimist, rather than living life through the eyes of a pessimist. With the arrival of winter each year, I realize I have to put the bike away for the season, but this only brings up a new season of thrills and beauty to come. I have come to accept that to live in Minnesota you have to learn to Love ALL 4 seasons. If you don't 3-4 months out of the year, you could potentially find yourself pretty miserable. Winter is just a thing we have to deal with. I've learned the more I go at it with this kind of attitude, the less the snow and cold seems to bother me. I love to ice fish. I love and appreciate the beauty of winter landscapes. I love snow on Christmas, and I like to snowmobile and downhill ski once in a while.

I don't ski wussy hills like the one pictured below, but had to take a picture of the run's sign while I was on my way to the double black diamond runs.

How could you pass up a name like Harley's Hollow?

Keep smiling. Spring isn't too far away.


Kathleen Jennette said...

Its nice to read this. I am in California so todays minor tornado and rains are nothing compared to yours. Yes, we had an actual tornado in So. Cal. which the media has gulped up. Anyway, I would love the snow and the seasons to enjoy. I used to live in Lake Tahoe and had the snow in Winter and sure do miss it. Take some more pics... would love to see them.

Dean "D-Day" said...

This has been a hard one for me to swallow the last couple of years. I hate winter more and more with each passing year. It's just come to represent time that I have to spend apart from "Dixie".

Maybe you're right that it is all about attitude. Hmmmmm...I guess my father was right all those years.

I do need an attitude adjustment!

Webster World said...

Deans right attitude it takes. I used to enjoy the winters. Then arhritis set in. I'd move south in a heart beat. I could live in Fla., Savanah a Gulf state American Samoa. Oh yeaaaa.

Mr. Motorcycle said...

KT Did,
Glad I'm not the only nutjob out there who appreciates winter. Hope your tornado didn't affect you adversely.

Dean "D-Day",
Chin up. Spring isn't too awfully far away anymore. I can see the light. With anything in life, the more I try to be positive, the less the sucky shit sucks.

Your "advertisement" comment was removed. Just remember the old saying from the 70's. Gas, Grass or Ass No one rides for free. In other words, Pay Up Succka, or Get Lost!

Webster World,
Then you'd have nothing to bitch about! What the hell kind of fun is that? LOL!

Mr. Motorcycle said...

I was just sent this e-mail. Thought I'd add it to this posts comments. Too funny.

I get this poem every winter & every winter I love re-reading it. It's a beautiful poem and very well written. Thought it might be a comfort to you, it was to me.

It's cold!
The end.