Mechanic-in-training

It was brought to my attention today that I am the biggest slacker in the town of Slackersville because I haven’t updated this blog in a month.   Bah, I know, I know, tell me about it.  So it turns out that this “having a child” thing really cuts into one’s riding time.  Who’d have seen that coming?

I actually did ride once in the last month, to Half Moon Bay for lunch, and promptly forgot to write about it.  It’s not very interesting; I, uh, rode to Half Moon Bay for lunch.  That’s pretty much it.

I do have this coming Tuesday afternoon free, so FSM-willing, I may get a ride in.  Naturally it’s supposed to rain…though Accuweather.com’s hourly forecast is taunting me with a “mostly cloudy” graphic from 1pm-4pm smooshed in between the “showers” graphics.   I dunno.  Maybe I’ll duck up to SF and grab the current sport-touring.net photo tag and dodge the raindrops.

ANYWAY.

That was all a long intro just to post this photo of the Ninjette and our mechanic-in-training. You can tell she’s a natural; the tools are just scattered everywhere and she’s eating the “screwdriver.”

I am disproportionately pleased that she loves her “Tool Time” toy, though.  We got it at the local Art and Wine Festival a couple of weeks ago (i.e “drink wine and wander a street fair full of arts and crafts”).  She loves to open up the toolbox and shake all of the tools out all over the ground until the one she wants is totally out of reach…just like how mom wrenches on the bike!

Speaking of wrenching on the bike, the Ninjette needs a new chain and sprocket.  Is Kira too young to put into servitude?  “Child, remove that rear wheel; mom wants to sit inside with a beer.”

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7 Responses to Mechanic-in-training

  1. Red says:

    ”Child, remove that rear wheel; mom wants to sit inside with a beer.”

    Now might be the time for me to dig up that youtube video of a 6-year old girl removing the tire of a car (something I’ve never done btw *ahem*). I’d say give it 5 more years at least. :)

    I think it’s awesome that she has a Tool Time toy!

  2. Kim says:

    Just love this pic. Thanks for sharing. I enjoy reading your posts. When I first found your website/blogs, I wasn’t sure I was expecting yet. Turns out, I am! I’m almost 9 weeks. It’s so encouraging to read and see how you’re doing. You sound so much like me it’s wild! I’m trying to get some fall riding in now before it turns cold and I get too big. Luckily I’ll be the biggest thru winter. Perfect timing. Due Date: May 30, 2013.

    • carolyn says:

      Wooo, congrats, Kim!! That’s fantastic! I loved having a Spring due date (my original due date was May 13; Kira was born 3 weeks early). It’s definitely perfect timing as far as motorcycling goes. You’ll get a little grumpy when your friends start posting gorgeous riding photos in April and early May…but by then the end of the pregnancy is in sight. ;)

      I’ve been mentally sitting on a post for a while that talks about motorcycling and motherhood and how I’ve gotten them to mostly play well together thus far…I should actually write it. I keep getting in my own head about how it’s probably only interesting to me (because the rest of my blog is clearly the most fascinating stuff ever written) but it was so helpful for me to talk to other motorcycling moms when I was pregnant and I’d like to be able to give that back a little bit.

  3. Colleen says:

    “She loves to open up the toolbox and shake all of the tools out all over the ground until the one she wants is totally out of reach…just like how mom wrenches on the bike!”

    Ha! She takes after you for sure!

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