Goodbye to you, my trusted friend….

We gave Lucille back last night. Since then Terry Jack’s song Seasons in the Sun has been playing in my head. A little dramatic to be sure – no one’s dying here – but it just seems appropriate. Sniffle sniffle.

We rode her a lot this week, after the KoD came home from work. The freedom that she brought us was immeasurable. Feeling the wind blowing my headscarf out behind us, feeling the throb of power under us, holding tight to my sweetie as we traversed the countryside being one with nature, that’s a feeling we will never have again, unless we ride once more. Not yet having our own bikes, I don’t know when that will be if ever. But I totally enjoyed being the KoD’s “back warmer”. Driving in a car (a cage) just doesn’t give you the same freedom or any of the same feelings.

FWIW it is totally possible to dress tzanuah (modestly) while riding a HOG. You just need to dress smart. Last night KoD surprised me by taking me out to dinner on Lucille. I didn’t want to show up all grungy at the restaurant, but I also didn’t want to try to sit on the bike in a tight skirt – impossible and dangerous. I wore a long black flared skirt with leggings underneath, and as soon as I was sat properly on Lucille, I tucked the skirt under my legs for extra security. The helmet went over my headscarf – I just had to be careful when taking it off that my headscarf didn’t come off with it. (There was no way I was gonna wear a wig on the bike, that’s insanity). With the wind my skirt blew around a bit, but I just tucked it back in. and I have to say there is something soooo cool about walking into a kosher restaurant carrying a motorbike helmet. A religious biker chick – that’s me.

So, thanks again, BikerDude!

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5 responses to “Goodbye to you, my trusted friend….

  1. It’s HAWG!

    HOG is the Harley Owner’s Group.

    If you ever end up in Milwaukee for the quintiennial Harley rally (the other ones are held in Sturgis), let me know and I will set you up with any of a number of friends I have that live there.

  2. shabbat shalom biker chick!

  3. Biker/Harley Dude

    You are very welcome. Looking forward to both of you riding with me and the club one day.

  4. Did you sing your heart out on some Easy Rider tunes? That would have been appropriate too.

  5. I found an interesting alternative to a bike – a convertible. There was no way in the world my husband would agree to a bike (if you ever saw me skiing you would understand that the chances I would kill myself riding a bike are almost 100%). So I negotiated a convertible that I bought myself a month ago. Not just a convertible – gorgeous Aston Martin DB7 in red with parchment color seats (used of course). If you still want to feel wind blowing in your face and a fast ride – this is the ultimate answer. Don’t forget to get a personal license plate – I got mine with my name on it. So weird that in NY nobody took name Shulamis for the license plate

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