Bouncing Back From the Ultimate Disappointment

I was finally going to drive my Harley Street 500 motorcycle into work today.

I planned it out.  I would be taking as many back roads as possible and only be on the highway briefly.

I was up very early too, so I could get on the road well before rush hour.

Once I made it into work my plan was to walk, walk, walk AND walk some more because I am currently in three different FitBit challenges.

I am winning the first challenge by a pretty good lead.

I am winning the second challenge, in this moment in time, by a slight lead.  I had that one in the bag too, until someone seems to have gotten inspired.

I am in 2nd place in the third challenge, battling step by step with the person who is currently in 3rd who really seems to want to be in 2nd place.  This same said person is also the one battling me in the challenge I mentioned above.

At this point neither of us has a shot in hell of winning the first challenge.

The leader of that one is waaaaay ahead of us.  I did tell her tho, let’s do this again next week and I will give you a run for your money! hahaha

From last Thursday to this Thursday I had a really crappy, stressful and upsetting week.

I didn’t talk with anyone about it, mostly because those I know would have said – You did what???  You said what??? Are you bleeping crazy???

Obviously, I was not in my right mind and I allowed bottled up emotions, disappointments and frustration to come bubbling out.

Rest assured all is well now, so no need to ask me about it. hahaha

But the ultimate disappointment is that my Harley would not start this morning and I don’t know why.

I have kept the battery charged (last time that is what killed the bike).  I have even shared my toy and had a co-worker over to ride it to juice it up.  And so he could practice his skills since he recently got his motorcycle license.

As I trudged back upstairs fully geared up, I was sooooo disappointed.

Then I started thinking, I really need a dude in my life to maintain my bike.  I’ll ride it and he can keep it maintained.

In reality, I just want someone to show me how to keep it maintained.  If you show me, I can do it.  If I read it, I am like, huhhh?

And then I remembered, hey, I have a credit for a motorcycle class and guess who are in motorcycle classes????


So I signed up this morning and will be training and doing drills on a Harley like mine on Sunday for 2 whole hours!!

And I sure as heck am going to try to sweet talk someone into helping me.

Wish me luck!


Oh, this pic, this is the only thing that did go well for me last weekend.  I got my hair highlighted.

This pic also represents me telling myself ~ I’ve got your back babe, no matter what.

And we will find someone to help us one way or another! hahaha






4 responses to “Bouncing Back From the Ultimate Disappointment

  • twotiretirade

    Riding to work is the best because it takes us to a stressful place before and after our busy work day, we save on gas, and its just more fun rather then driving in a cage. You should ride to work everyday! Your bike not starting is so not cool. Did you fix the bike? New battery?

    • Saving My Belly Button Ring

      Amen brother! I cannot wait to ride to work on my HD often. I live in the 6th most congested area in the USA, so I am taking it a little slow to make sure my skills match my road/traffic options. hahaha I will get up to speed soon b/c Rolling Thunder in DC is happening on Sunday, May 28, 2017 this year. I have wanted to be out on a motorcycle on Rolling Thunder day for over 10 years. This is the year. I am not sure about the bike problem yet, I hope it is not the battery b/c I took great care in keeping it charged this winter. I signed up for your blog and look forward to learning a lot from you. Thanks.

  • twotiretirade

    I just got a new front tire for my ride, changed the oil/fluids. I am so set to hit the road. Did you have the bike on a trickle charger over the winter? Did the cycle try to turn over? I am no mechanic (wish I could wrench better) but if it starts with a jump, then change the battery. If you continue to have issues, it may be the alternator. I am crossing my fingers that its a simple battery issue. It also could be as simple as some bad gas that caused some issues over the winter. I normally fill up with premium gas and put some dry gas in the tank to take care of bad gas.

    It always makes me sad when my bike is under the weather. A sick bike is similar to having a sick friend. You want to do whatever it takes to get your amigo feeling better so you can hangout and enjoy life.
    Good luck getting the bike the fixed. Riding in Rolling Thunder is an epic goal. I have a lot of my old Army buddies who live on the east coast heading to it as well. Riding in a HUGE group setting is pretty radical. It gets the adrenaline flowing.

    • Saving My Belly Button Ring

      Thanks for the ideas about the bike! I am not sure what is up yet. Today was a I really need to rest day. My bike is not on a trickle charger, but only because I don’t have access to an outlet where the bike is stored. I think you could be on to something with the gas. That is the first thing I thought of, second was, I really hope it is not the battery again. hahaha

      I hear you on the adrenaline flowing when in large groups of bikers. I have a convertible, and in the past have driven the with the top down among the Rolling Thunder and that alone got my juices flowing. I can’t imagine how cool it will be on a bike!!

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