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Dennis, I think I married your wife's sister. Does she have a sister? Hopefully they can meet at the BBQ.
no sister but from the ladies we have here in the northeast...she pretty much fits right in. Might even say...there are a lot of lucky guys around our neck of the woods. Hope they do get to meet.
 

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wednesday...day 6

Pretty much slept in…no…not because it was a late nite…wishful thinking, and not complaining…just one of those



days...

Over coffee, we decided it was going to be a hang out on the beach day with no other stops along the way…so after breakfast and finally getting around to putting on the beach wear and packing the beach gear we secured the door behind us and headed to the car…

however …

somewhere between the room and the car …the other half suggested that perhaps we were dressed in the wrong gear…perhaps it would be nice to enjoy some backroad cruising not having to worry about running out of daylight….needless to say 6 minutes 18 seconds later we were changed and firing up the c90...

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Now you have to understand we are still in the process of getting her comfortable on the mc…getting on doesn’t seem to be a problem…getting off…pretty much as entertaining as watching the guy trying to park his car…and eventually …law of averages dictates… at some point...that one, if not both of us, are going to be sprawled out on the ground wondering what happened…so...needless to say for now, stops are limited….

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90 minutes and 50 miles into the cruise she lets me know she needs to stretch her legs…I find a suitable place to stop



And taking advantage of the business at hand, I pay up on that promise I made to her the other day about going for a ride to get an ice cream…




after we finish and before we leave.... I take care of business …and advise her to do the same…

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I introduce her to what a short ride w/dennis really is….and after feeling like she’s gone thru 10 rounds with George Foreman with continous lefts and rights leaving her head spinning… she hangs tough…determined to go the distance …finds herself confidently adjusting to fluctuating speeds…55 mph country road sweeping curves…roller coaster hills and along the way making mental notes of antique shops to return to she observes tucked away in the quaint little towns we pass thru…

once again find myself thinking...



Now about an hour after we left that first pit stop…yes, the one I gave her some very important bit of advice…the one she chose to disregard…she got her first taste of what any female savy motorcycle rider learns in mc riding 101 for women..."lower your standards as to whats acceptable and whats not acceptable"…

so... back to the ranch...…Out in the middle of no where, she advises me she needs to make a stop…yes ..for that…


so now a time out... lesson of this ride….

Take advantage of what you see



when you see it....

for there are no guarantes's you'll find what you seek



when you need it....

well…fortunately for her…a short ways further up the road a town appears and for whatever the reason. HE felt it necessary to intervene…



Comes into view. So much for teaching her a valuable lesson. But business is taken care of…I get a coffee and we chat about the days adventure. She confides she is getting comfortable and mentions something about addressing her riding wardrobe....something about what riding on the mc has brought to light...a need to show me she's.....and she cuts it short.....hmmmmmmmm... wonder where that was going.......


so we finish up and get back on the road and 2 towns later she taps my shoulder and points to a business on the side of the road….



Not quite what she was looking for but something tells me I was suppose to read between the lines...…like the old saying goes…be careful what you ask for…..

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We left a little after 2 and returned a little before 6...120 miles later…and not complaining about discomfort or anything…I congratulate her and tell her after todays venture, she officially is a motorcycle babe

She disagrees…tells me … “it’ll be official when I’ve been to the Vanilla Bean“…

So, 3 straight days of cruising…don’t know what I did to deserve this… but I’m sure a certain SOMEONE up there has the payback already set up…so bring it on BIG GUY…..whatever you ask, I’m all yours.
 

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Life is complete!
 

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Very proud of your wife, Dennis, she's a real trooper !!!!!
 

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Very proud of your wife, Dennis, she's a real trooper !!!!!
yes...trooper...we'll add that to the list of things that she can be...as any married man knows all to well... and yes, I too am proud of her... for not bringing some other sides to her along on this trip....I never said that tho.;)
 

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glad to see she is enjoying riding more. Just dont forget shes back there and go off on one of THOSE rides- like to another country or something!
 

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wednesday...day 6


She disagrees…tells me … “it’ll be official when I’ve been to the Vanilla Bean“…

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Congrats! Just don't think this means that when she want her next ride you need to ride from Maine to CT just to make it official.:biglaugh:
 

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Thursday…day 7

Last day before heading back tommorrow….wake up to cloudy skies w/a 30% chance of rain…we decide not to lazy around and by 10...other half is dressed and ready to go…I head to get ready and by the time I resurface the other half has changed from shorts and sandals to jeans and boots…riding boots…guess that pretty much tells me how she wants to spend our last day of vacation….

Head to her favorite place for breakfast…least I can do…..




10:30...Usually a 2-30 minute wait…why…who knows…just another breakfast spot…one of many lining rt 1.… but for whatever reason…she loves this place…

Luckily, we bypass the line being just the 2 of us, and they tuck us in a corner where we sit for 20 minutes before they return to take our order which eventually ends up on our table 30 minutes later…this is for breakfast right…



me an omelet…her… some type of scrambled egg with 1 almond joy pancake minus the whip cream…something about having to forego on the whip cream if she’s going to fit in her new riding gear…50 minutes later and we are just beginning to eat…

We finally finish and begin our journey…its now noon….for breakfast…noon…ok….

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We stay local with the threat of rain and begin to play hop scotch visiting antique stores every 20 miles or so along our ride….



where she browses and I take a moment or two to do some reading...



somewhere along the ride...we happen to pass this place and get off the beaten path to see whats inside....



while I look for a pin to add to my tank pouch…the other half begins her shopping for that new wardrobe she‘ll need for her new found passion…..




I wander about enjoying the grounds, decorations,






and whatever else just happens to be hanging about…



I finally return to see the other half has found something to her liking and while I offer some more suggestions,,, $80 later and we are back on our way…pretty expensive $2 pin….worth every penny….

We leave with the understanding we will be returning for supper there later that nite.




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Head north into the country and find the baron roads to our liking…our speed…no traffic…open road.

Finally head back home and 6 I/2 hours from the time we left. Another great day in the saddle.



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so we share a coffee…and decide to head back to the marginal way for one last romantic stroll along the ocean



before heading back to Bentleys for something to eat…this time in the sante fe as night time begins to settle in.....

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Night and vacation finish on a great note as wife tells me her first experience in a true biker bar becomes her no. 2 highlight of the week…no.1 highlight...needless to say..riding the c90 the last 4 days…

As we leave the bar to head back to our place, she finally admits to wondering why she waited so long….

I whisper in her ear as she holds my hand……welcome to the world of riding babe……where every ride gets better and better.

She smiles..she gets it…she finally understands....

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Tommorrow we go home…its been a great vacation. A week ago I never would have thought the vacation would go the way it did, sharing the magic of the ride together...and experiencing our first nite out in a true biker bar… to the point where she even climbed on top of a table and rode a hog.



Like I said earlier…be careful what you ask for…I think we’re both going to be in for one h#ll of a ride together...

Funny how things come full circle….

Where the vacation started ......



is where the vacation ended...who would ever believe it.....

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One last note…

before we pulled out of the driveway to go home from the bar…she told me to wait a minute…need to go back inside.. forgot to do something…….



hopefully ....they live happily ever after.

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Its been fun …hope you enjoyed coming along for the ride… enjoy the rest of your summer. dennis & barbara
 

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Awesome stuff, Dennis!!! Again, I am so happy that Barbara caught on to your passion. What better is there than shared experiences!!! Drive home safely, it's pouring cats and dogs today....
 

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You have patiently created a monster! Next thing you will know is that she does not want to sit on the back.
 

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Best **** vacation I've been on for awhile. Thanks for taking me along!!
 
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