Sunday, July 1, 2007

I love motorcycles

A little background first...

My husband's life revolves around motorcycles. He manages a Honda/Ducati dealership. He's worked there for about 18 years. He started riding dirt bikes soon after he started walking. He started racing dirt bikes when he was 5. His parents met at a motocross race, where his father raced with his mom's brothers. Motorcycles are in his blood.

Thank God I like them too.

Friday night I was waiting for him to come home from work, since Fridays are our "date night". Instead of hearing his truck in the driveway, I heard the unmistakeable sound of a motorcycle. I rushed outside to see what toy he had decided to bring home with him. It was a brand new Ducati something-or-other (I'm not good with all the different types!). He just said, "Go change your clothes, grab your helmet, and let's go for a ride!"

It was a beautiful evening for a ride. We spent a couple hours enjoying both the new bike (it's fast!) and the scenery. The weather was perfect, not too hot and just a slight breeze.

Turns out he didn't buy this bike, as his shop is only allotted three of this particular model, and there is a long waiting list of people who want to buy one.

But that's okay, that's not the best part of the story...apparently Ducati allows authorized dealers to rent (not sure if "rent" is the right term, but that doesn't matter) bikes from their headquarters. Which wouldn't appeal to me very much, except they are located in Italy! Somewhere near Milan, I believe. And my husband thinks it would be a fun way to see Italy!

Slowly, the pieces may be falling into place to allow me to spend more time in Italy.

10 comments:

Confessions of Cleopantha said...

How romantic! Nothing like taking a ride on the wild side of life... In italy even better! Looks like your hubby is warming up to your idea.

Kathy said...

It was romantic! Yep, he's the type of person who needs time to let ideas grow on him, so I'll just have to be patient...

Carole D. said...

I'm so happy for you that your hubby is slowly coming around. My husband had no desire to go until he experienced it and now he can't stop talking about it. I understand his type, so much like mine.

He sure likes to have fun, though. Surprising you with a bike and taking you for a romantic ride.

Happy 4th!

jessica said...

i hope your husband will go with you to italy and fall in love with the country and decide to spend more time there.
you really need to be there.

Kathy said...

Carole - I'm so glad to hear your husband is excited about Italy now! Gives me hope...

Jessica!!! How are you? If you come back here, please give me the link to your blog again...I can't get into your profile! If you don't want to post it, feel free to email me (email is in my profile).

Thanks, I really feel like I need to be there too. It will all work out somehow, I just know it, but I'm so darn impatient!

jessica said...

i wonder why you could not get into my profile. i find that i cannot get into some people's profile either. if anyone knows why this happens, would like to know. maybe i have to check off something in my set up area.

jessica said...

not sure if you were able to get into my blog. i made a change that allows it to open. i did not intentionally close it.
if not here it is.
www.somethingjessica.blogspot.com

jessica

Clare Westby said...

It’s really sweet that you and your husband share a common interest in motorcycles! ;) It sounds like you have a happy, wonderful relationship with your hubby. Motorcycling is definitely one of the fun activities in which partners in life can participate together. It’s really cool as you enjoy going around the city while spending quality time with him.c

Hannah Parkin said...

Sweet! Well, you know what, we also have a motorcycle… or should I call it a scooter? Haha! I asked my hubby to buy one after we watched the chick-flick, Chasing Liberty! A scooter ride through the streets of Europe is really sweet and amazing. I also want to experience such fun scooter tour. We did it, but unlike in the movie, it only takes us to all corners of our mini town. Haha! Even so, it is still fun!! I will never get tired of riding in a motorcycle with my husband! :)

Claudio Mccarty said...

Haha! You made me laugh, Hannah! :D Anyway, have watched the movie “Terminator Salvation”? The motorcycle that Christian Bale used in that movie was really cool! I extremely love the motorcycles scenes as well. It’s really incredible!