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Monday, March 31, 2008

Biker Family



So we've pretty much been wanting to get a motorcycle since we were dating and Craig took me for a ride on his dad's, but of course we never have because of babies, and bills, and everything else that comes up when you have a family. Anyway, after Craig started this job we started talking about it again because he has such a long commute. The gas savings alone would make a bike worthwhile, (I love how easy it is to justify something you want...) So at the end of last summer Craig started talking to a guy at work about how he wanted to buy a bike, and found out that the guy had one that he hardly ever rode. He told Craig he would sell it to him for a really good price. So we talked about it and decided to wait since it was about to get cold. Anyways, as it started to warm up we decided that now was the time. So Craig asked the guy about the bike, and he still had it and was still willing to sell it! So, Friday afternoon we drove up to Bountiful to look at the bike. A few hours later, we were driving home with me and the kids in the car, and Craig on the motorcycle in front of us. The poor guy was freezing all the way home because by that time it was about 9:30 at night and 45 degrees outside, Brrrrr. Luckily it was pretty sunny on Saturday and Craig got to take it for a spin around the neighborhood a few times. Not so luckily we went to check the weather this week to see if he could ride to work and found out there was a severe weather alert for today (too much snow) and cold and rain for the rest of the week. Bummer. Oh well we're still totally stoked about our new motorcycle, and the best part is, it's the most awesome color red! Anyone who has seen my house knows I'm slightly obsessed with the color. So of course I wanted to get it because of the way it looked , Craig wanted to get it because it ran well, silly boy. I guess we're a biker family now.

7 comments:

Forever Young said...

What!!! Thanks for telling me. But seriously, Craig, that is so cool!!! Can't wait to see you guys riding in style.

Scott and Maran said...

WoW!! That's really cool. Craig even has the leather jacket and everything. I agree that it's easier to buy something when you can justify it....that's why we bought our new car:) Oh, and red is my favorite color, too!! It has to be a dark red, though, not bright red. I feel like I copy you guys a lot without knowing it...naming our daughter Hannah, favorite color red, etc.:)

RachelBarker said...

How fun! More Good memories are about to come with that, your kids are going to want to go on it all the time. :)

Tashina said...

Good for Craig... I'm glad he did something for himself even if it saves you guys money! Make sure he wears a helmet!!!

Darla said...

Careful Craig!! I know, I know...they're so fun. They do make me nervous though!

Kami said...

I have the most cheesiest video on motorcycle safety, I need to send you a link when I get back home.

Sounds like fun!

Nora Lee said...

Craig,
You look awesome on the bike. It's about time you did something fun for yourself. Be careful. I know you love extreme sports, but try not to get too extreme.