Catching up

Since my last post was a picture of me being incredibly pregnant, hopefully it won’t come as a surprise to anyone to learn that we have since had our second child.  Alex was born on January 10 and everything has been going pretty well (sleep deprivation notwithstanding).



I haven’t posted because there hasn’t been anything motorcycle- or hockey-related to talk about yet.

Kira did go ice skating for the first time on Thursday, so we’re one step closer to a family hockey team.


As far as MY hockey and motorcycling — I’ve gotten the OK from my doctor to do both so now it’s just a matter of finding the time (hahahahahhahahahahaha).  The new hockey season starts on April 18 and I’ve already registered, hooray!

Motorcycling will be a little tricker.  My bike is still at the paint shop, so even if I magically had a free day, I couldn’t ride yet.  But I think it’ll be another month or so regardless just due to logistics of babysitting.   Once Alex is three months old I’ll feel better about leaving him for a half day or so to head out on the bike.

I’m also hoping to do an overnight trip this summer, Peter willing.  Fingers crossed!  So, anyway, hopefully that means some eventual new content here soon.  Woot woot!

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Pregnant Stig

The photo was requested by my goofball friends on the motorcycling interwebz, so I figured as long as I was being silly, I’d share with everyone.

Just in case anyone was curious, it is not super easy to get a one-piece armored suit on when one is over 39 weeks pregnant.  The boots were absolutely not happening whatsoever.

But, y’know, other than that, I think it’s a good look for me.

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The tragedy of the fallen motorcycle

Kira tipped over her motorcycle the other day and then put her arms out and yelled OOOOOHHHH NOOOOOO!!!!  I was like, “yeah, I’ve been there, buddy.”

I tried to re-enact it, but it wasn’t as good as the first time.  Still pretty funny though.




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I’m a proud mama

Yeah, I know I haven’t posted in forever.  I, uh, haven’t been riding.  Or playing hockey.  Hopefully that doesn’t come as a shock to anyone. ;)

I had to share this, though…on Sunday, Kira specifically wanted to sit on her motorcycle and watch hockey.  I’m so proud!

Note that she already flatfoots.  She’s 18 months old and over half my height.  Seriously.  Them there’s Peter’s genes.

No news is good news on the Baby 2.0 front.  We know it’s a healthy little boy and we’re just waiting until our due date in January.  I’m 30 weeks along now and pretty much feeling like a house.

I’m working with an artist friend and a custom painter to get some neat graphics for the Ninjette in time for my triumphant return to riding next spring…very excited about that.  :)

Hope everyone is having a good Autumn!


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I’d better start saving money now

One of Kira’s favorite books lately is one I got for Christmas a few years ago called “Superbikes: The World’s Greatest Street Racers”.   I’d had it face out on a high shelf and she pointed and yelled at me until I brought it down.  How can I argue with such demonstrably good taste?

Because of the aforementioned good taste, she likes to point at motorcycles and say “bah!” (bike), so this book makes her very happy.  So far the Ducatis are favorites, but she has been known to point out a Cagiva or Beemer along the way, too.



She also enjoys pointing at the riders’ helmets and happily saying “HAT!”, so at least we know she’s safety-conscious.


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