I started out as a passenger on Mark's bike and we had a blast! We joined STAR Touring and Riding and met so many wonderful people in our travels and of course, our best friends Danny & Margi (Cobra & Tweety). Mark gave her to me (650 V-Star) when I got my license and I couldn't have been happier with her! He bought a bigger & louder bike for himself (Yamaha Road Star). Oh, and because of my real nick-name, Mark was tagged with "Bullwinkle" - which was fitting because of his silly humor :)
We no longer ride, nor am I able to ride. It's been several years for me (sniff sniff) and Mark had to stop last year due to his bad knees. No, I did not stop riding due going down or from any injury. It was due to my health. I ended up with C.F.I.D.S. / FM and it hit real hard back then.
Just a brief note on my 'crud', as I call it. I love the summer as I do especially well during this time of year - cold weather is not my friend. I have good & bad days/weeks/months and although it took a long time, I have learned to manage my life around it quite well - they don't call me "Rocki" for nothing. My nick-name actually came from one of my docs way back when - she meant it like 'Rocky Balboa' as she called me her "little fighter". No matter what, I never give up and never will. Life is too precious to not enjoy what you have right in front of you.
Peace & love to all - ride safe,
p.s. I don't normally just blurt out about my 'crud', but it's been a long hard road, I am proud of my fight and not afraid to say it :)