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Posted on Wednesday 27 June 2007 at 1:59 pm

I has a motorcycle!! - The Picspam edition


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Since picking it up in Newport News this morning, I have put 30 miles on my shiny new motorcycle (to go along with shiny new laptop who is just over 6 months old now). I can safely say, "I am in love!"


The bike is a Suzuki GZ250. It is a small bike with a decent engine but not a ton of get-up-and-go making it perfect for a beginning rider. My sister has the exact same model but hers is a 2006 whereas mine is a 2007. Hers is a silvery blue while mine is the gorgeous dark blue. As always, click a picture then click "full size" to see it bigger.


Motorcycle - Front

Motorcycle - Front


Motorcycle - Front side

Motorcycle - Front side


Motorcycle - Back side

Motorcycle - Back side


Motorcycle - Handle bars

Motorcycle - Handle bars


When I first mentioned that I was getting a motorcycle, bratanimus asked if I had a really cool helmet. Just the other day, jdbracknell asked if I was going to get a jacket with flames so I could be a real biker chick. No flames on the jacket, but I'll leave it up to you guys to decide if my helmet with its flames/dragon is cool enough.

Helmet - Back flames

Helmet - back flames

Helmet - Front Dragon

Helmet - Dragon


I obviously can't take pictures of myself on my bike. Right now, I don't have anyone around who could take pics of me so you'll have to make do with pics of me on my sister's bike and mom's scooter. Close enough, right?

Me on my sister's bike

Me on my sister's bike


Me on my sister's bike take 2

Me on my sister's bike take 2


Me on my mom's scooter

Me on my mom's scooter


Me on my mom's scooter take 2

Me on my mom's scooter take 2

Comments:

What's Taters, Precious?
mrstater at 6:57 pm on 27 June 2007 (UTC) (Link)
Congrats on the new bike! Very cool. So blue!
Rachael
bratty_jedi at 7:59 pm on 27 June 2007 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!

I love blue. It is by far my favorite color. My padded jacket just arrived. It is light blue and matches my gloves. So now I have a dark blue bike and helmet and light blue jacket and gloves. Good enough for me :)
What's Taters, Precious?
mrstater at 8:05 pm on 27 June 2007 (UTC) (Link)
Must see piccies of that, too! All coordinated!
Rachael
bratty_jedi at 8:37 pm on 27 June 2007 (UTC) (Link)
I'll have to work on that. Right now my roomie is working on a take home exam and most of my friends are either at work or out of the country so I'm not sure how I'll get a picture of me.
drumher
drumher at 7:33 pm on 27 June 2007 (UTC) (Link)
Sweet! Your fast-looking helmet certainly makes up for any lack of get-up-and-go the bike may possess. I've always wanted a motorcycle but I wouldn't feel safe riding it anywhere in LA. Be careful out there!
Rachael
bratty_jedi at 8:02 pm on 27 June 2007 (UTC) (Link)
I had the bike at 65 coming back from Newport News and the throttle wasn't open all the way so I should be fine. I figure, put a 300 pound man on my bike and it isn't going anywhere, anytime soon. Put me one it, and the engine is more than good enough to get me going.

I will certainly be careful and can understand not wanting to ride around LA. I just got me padded jacket so now I'm all decked out in protective gear. The only thing I'm missing is chaps to put over my jeans for more protection on my legs. I might get some but I haven't made up my mind for sure.
JD
jdbracknell at 7:40 pm on 27 June 2007 (UTC) (Link)
Snazzy!

I think the flames on the helmet are biker chick enough to make up for a lack of flames on a jacket ;).
Rachael
bratty_jedi at 8:36 pm on 27 June 2007 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!

I'm glad I have your seal of approval. I love that helmet. When we were looking at helmets, I saw one with a very ugly dragon on it. My sister said something about liking the dragon helmet and I couldn't believe it. Then she pointed to the helmet she meant and it was that one not the dragon I'd seen. So now I've got the blue one and she has a pink one with the same design.
Bratanimus
bratanimus at 10:49 am on 28 June 2007 (UTC) (Link)
Aw, hell yeah!! Sirius approves. ;) Love the midnight blue, and that helmet is indeed way cool. You totally need a riding suit with blue flames on it. Or a dragon on the back. Heh.

Congratulations!
Rachael
bratty_jedi at 11:28 pm on 28 June 2007 (UTC) (Link)
I'm so glad Sirius approves of my bike, even if it doesn't fly. I'm also glad you dig the helmet. Protection and a cool blue flame dragon. What more could a girl want?

A suit with a dark blue dragon would be awesome! I am in love with my new light blue riding jacket, so it would have to be a truly amazing suit to get me to switch though. My jacket has armor at shoulders, elbows, and back and is rated fairly high on skid so that the road won't tear up my skin if I ever do fall. The best part, though, is that it is a couple layers of tight weave so the wind blows through so i don't burn up riding around in the summer but it still offers full protection. It has a couple liners I can put it for rain/wind protection and insulation when it gets colder, but right now I am loving it with the wind blowing through.
Bratanimus
bratanimus at 9:59 am on 29 June 2007 (UTC) (Link)
Ooo, your riding jacket sounds awesome, especially if you ever do get that bike to fly. :)
Kathy
lady_katvic at 8:36 pm on 29 June 2007 (UTC) (Link)
Glad you finally got your awesome new bike Brat. Just don't get yourself killed by some psycho driver out there. Miss you.
Rachael
bratty_jedi at 2:06 am on 30 June 2007 (UTC) (Link)
I'll promise to do my best to not get killed. I think I'm doing well and should be just fine.


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