I have discovered pure joy. Thrill-inducing, can’t-stop-grinning-though-it-hurts joy. What from you ask? My 1984 mint condition VT700 Honda Shadow. 3500 miles. Oh she’s sweet enough to make you cry tears of honey. I wake up in the morning already smiling as I think about going for a ride. I’m still learning mind you, but I already know it will be a relationship to last through time.
My boyfriend got me into them. He has a cherry red 1997 Honda Shadow, though I think it’s a 600. One hop on the back of his bike earlier this June was enough to make me fall head over heels. 3 weeks later, I had signed up as a standby in one of the MSF classes offered at Mich Tech. 2 weeks after that, Tim and I saw this purdy lil bike with a for sale sign on the front while he was up visiting from Ann Arbor. I decided to go for it (the price was unrealistically low) after some debate and soul-searching as to whether it was worth the danger involved, and crossed my fingers that I’d get into the class that I signed up for 2 weeks later. I ended up getting in by some stroke of motorcycle goddess luck and good blessing. Now I can’t stop riding! I find myself pre-planning road trips, day trips, week long thrill trips, etc.
Now, every one who knows me just about dropped their jaws to the floor when they found out I bought a bike. I am 5’5, 120 pounds, and non-aggressive. Add to that the fact the bike is a 700cc and you have disbelief written all over their faces. However, it’s a perfect match.
See ya on the roads 🙂