Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Riding motorcycles in Kansas

This entry is mainly for my kids, because there are pictures of Cliff's brother (and his wife and ex-wife) and nephews and so forth, that others probably won't find too interesting.

Cliff's brother, Don, bought a used Harley some time ago and has been getting it up to snuff all summer.  He's finally gotten it road-ready to a point, although it still needs a windshield and turn signals.  Cliff wanted to ride motorcycles with Don.  He lives less than four hours away in southern Kansas, which is a nice motorcycle ride.  However, the weather forecast seemed to indicate a strong possibility of rain on Sunday.  So we hauled the Honda out on the trailer; that turned out to be a good decision, because rain fell on us all the way home Sunday. 

We rode twelve miles without helmets (from Independence, Kansas, to Elk City) before we both agreed we preferred using them.  My hair was in knots from blowing in the wind!


lanurseprn said...

Looks like a fun visit you all had. I wouldn't have the nerve to ride without helmets. It's illegal here.

ora4uk said...

with or without helmets I wouldn't ride...and I just so admire you and Cliff for all the riding you do...and the fun you have...LOL...God Bless...hugs...Ora

magran42 said...

Good pictures!  I'm sure your kids enjoyed seeing the family.  I always love your motorcycle rides.

fierrorachel said...

Thanks!  I knew you guys would have a ball, when I talked to Dad on Saturday.  I can't believe you rode without helmets!  LOL  You're such rebels.

plieck30 said...

The picture of one of Don's exwives tickled me. Sounds like John's family. Everyone seems to have several ex-wives or ex-husbands. Paula

randlprysock said...

I am so jealous you got to drive past the Laura Ingalls home site..... if you go please take some pictures for me!!!  Hair blowing in the wind sounds like a wonderful time!!  Have a great day!