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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Tuesday Tale: Cycles

Ohhh lookie this Diva has some Vintage wheels
It is an Indian Motorcycle 111
It is on display at the mall where my peeps walk every morning
Indian Motorcycle started in 1901. The company no long exist
too bad what a beautiful Cycle and it matches my eyes.

While you look at the close ups mom will till you a vintage tale from way back in the mid
1960's (I think dinosaurs were still roaming the earth too)
when she was a teenager.  Mom her bff Ann were both
dating not my dad, guyz who drove motorcycles.  Ann and mom tried every trick in the book
 to get their parent's permission to ride the motorcycles with the TEENAGE guyz.
They told their parents '*everybody is doing it'!!  When mom 
used that * phrase, her peeps would ask..'if everybody jumped off a roof would you do that too"?
 Mom's teenage guy even brought his cycle over for Mom's dad to see but still
there was no permission given. 
 Ann was going to the beach with my mom and her peeps for a week.
Unbeknownst to Mom and Ann, their peeps were cooking up a plan aka 
going to teach them a valuable lesson.
Lo and behold the first morning they woke up they saw it sitting outside.
There were teenage squeals that raised the roof.  
Mom's Dad rented a motorcycle for the entire week. Mom didn't even know her Dad knew how to drive a motorcycle.  Mom's Dad told them he would take them riding every day.
He was true to his word he did.  Since he liked riding the motorcycle it was
always a looooooong hot, sandy ride and of course he took one at a time so it 
took a chunk out of their days of surf and sun.  

By the time the week was over they were SICK and TIRED of motorcycles and 
both declared the never wanted to be on a motor cycle ever again....
That was the first and last time mom was on a motorcycle too.  
But seeing this gorgeous cycle brought back fond memories.


  1. Sounds like Mom had clever peeps.
    But that bike in the photo still looks appealing….

  2. It's a lovely bike. And a great story .

  3. Madi that was a super tuesday tale... and I bet a lot of dad's get leaky eyes whern they see that beauty... I remember this time as we had to beg our parents for riding on a motorbike... boy what stories we created :o) sadly my parents were strict on that front and I always entered and left the motorbike of my friend behind the next house... unfortunately the owner was a chatterbox :o(

  4. Our mom can't stop laughing at, 'if everybody jumped off a roof would you do that too"? She got the exact same response so many times!
    Know what? Our dad had Indian motorcycles - far too many of them. They're one of his passions.

  5. That is one good looking motorcycle. The Mom has never ridden on one and never wants to. She would much rather ride a horse. You all have a wonderful day.

  6. Are those bikes pretty!!!!!Oh can you imagine riding on one of those Madi wiv the wind in your furs?????
    Not sure I wants to jump off a roof though, is that part of learning to ride a bike?
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  7. Hari OM
    OH Madi, what a wonderfurs tale... gotta tell ya, I kinda loves to look at these kinda bikes - Harleys and Enfields and all those big beauts.... I had a boyfriend who rode trail bikes and I had a lot of fun on the pillion as we got into all sorts of impossible situations. Road-riding is pretty boring compared to that! Then again, on a bike like this one, it could be more fun... hugs and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

  8. that is a beautiful Indian.. bob loves them and has been wanting a motorcycle since the day we got married. here in FL they are a death wish, we have 1 to 3 a month killed on motorcycles in our town.. I rode on the back of one when i was 40 and i tried to ride my brothers dirt bike in his yard and turned it over on my leg and cooked it to the bone. still have the scar.... this makes me not a fan of motorcycles. but i love to LOOK at them you had smart parents.. i also love the sound of a Harley...American pickers goes crazy over Indian bikes

  9. That is a gorgeous bike! CH and I are both fans of motorcycles. He had one when he was a teenager and we both had bikes after we were married. Love the story about your Mom's Dad and the bike. "if everybody jumped off the roof... Yep, I heard that one more than once!

  10. BOL! Oh Madi, your mom has some great and funny stories to share. That is one cool looking motorcycle. It's too bad your mom doesn't like to ride them...any more.

  11. That is one beautiful bike but it pales in comparison to Madi's beauty! I think Mom's dad was a pretty smart guy!

  12. Oh Mom, your Dad was such a wise man! He showed you didn't he?

  13. Wow. Those were some mighty clever bipeds!
    That's a super-cool looking motorcycle. Even cooler with you on it!
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher

  14. BOL! That's a grreat plan. Your grandpa was a smart guy!

  15. So . . . we are assuming that your mom does not have her own leathers? Just when we were thinking she could get a bike and a little sidecar for you! Drats!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  16. That truly is a gorgeous motorcycle!
    We loved your story!! Teehee

  17. madi....that iz a troo lee soooper kewl motorcycle !!! N boy does that jump offa roof fraze sound all two familiar.... tho de food servizz gurl sayz round heer it was..... jump offa cliff ~~ !! ♥♥♥

  18. What a wonderful tail!! Our Mama's Daddy went through a motorcycle phase too and she got to take rides all through the countryside of New Jersey and Pennsylvania on one. She also decided that motorcycles may look cool, but they are a literal pain in the butt!! BOL!
    Dory. Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  19. That is one cool ride. All mom needs is a sidecar for you
    Lily & Edward

  20. These never impressed me....I'd rather look into your EYES Madi!!!

  21. That is a beautiful bike. My mum was brought up on bikes. Her mum and uncle both had them and she used to ride on the fuel tank until she was big enough to ride pillion.

  22. You look so cool on that cycle, Madi. Funny thing - Mom's date to her senior prom had plans for them to ride to the beach three hours away on his motorcycle. Do you think THAT happened? No way. The parents nixed that idea lickety split!
    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  23. OMD they are Beautiful Bikes fur SURE....
    BaaaaWaaaaah.... we think your mom's Dad was a SUPER SMART Guy.... he got the BEST of Both sides of that lesson..... you and your BFF learned your lesson about Cycle Riding... and HE must have had a BLAST... teaching it to you... BaaaaaWaaaah Smart Guy fur SURE.

  24. OMC My gal's a biker chick!!!!!

    There's a big Indian motorcycle place here in Melbourne -

    your guy Raz and The Florida Furkids

  25. I am not into motorcycles, but that is pretty.

  26. That is some fancy ride pretty Madi!

  27. Wow! That's one beautiful motorcycle, Madi. You'd need a fancy leather jacket to wear if you rode that.

  28. OMD, you look FABulous gurl!!! I thinks you should get yourself one of those!!!!! Ma had a boyfuriend that rode motorcycles and she always had funs on the back of them! She never learned to ride one herself, cause she says they;re a deathtrap! Butts, I know if you were your 'gear' you can be pretty safe. Don't forgets your gear! helmet and leathers! oooooo, leather chaps! hehehhee
    Ruby ♥

  29. I'm not a fan of motorcycles. son had a dirtbike back in Florida, but we sold it just before moving.


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