The Perfect Vehicle - Life with motorcycles

Kathy's Bikes

I started riding while in graduate school, when my then-beau Ralph Semprevio bought a 1969 BMW R69S to restore. I learned to shift and turn in Virginia state parks, but I dropped her on the cylinder head one-too-many times for Ralph’s proprietary interest in the bike. LOL! Inseam challenged I am. (I cannot imagine that I actually kick-started the bike, however.)

Flash forward a couple of decades, when I bought my first bike, a BMW (naturally). There are now three bikes and a scooter in the stable, plus Mike’s two Harley’s (both 1999 Softails). We haven’t decided if we’ll buy a newer bike due to the intricate computerization endemic to all modern internal combustion engines.

2000 M900 – Ducati Monster – May 2000

1992 F150 4×4

Yes, I know it’s not a bike!

1990 Honda TransAlp – August 2006

1981 R65 – August 1998

The first purchase, August 1998. Third owner. It’s our “utility” bike (it just works) but it should have engine rebuild scheduled; bike has 120K miles. Subject of this website’s First Year Essay.

1967 Honda CT90 – April 2000

My truly vintage bike; acquired from a friend/student in April 2000; scooter has 1200 miles and needs new shoes (again).

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  1. Wow that was strange. I just wrote an incredibly long comment but after I clicked
    submit my comment didn’t appear. Grrrr… well
    I’m not writing all that over again. Anyhow, just wanted to say great blog!

    Comment by jorgesoul — April 30, 2014 @ 4:52 am
  2. Ah, Jorge – I don’t know what happened. Thanks for stopping by!

    Comment by Kathy — April 30, 2014 @ 8:44 am

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