It’s that time again!
No – not that time… THIS time.
Another Phabulous Photo Phriday!
And since I, the keeper of the Fluffy Goodness, am longing for spring, absence of snow, less mud (eventually) as BekaV continues to try and find ancient ruins in the back yard, and most importantly HITTING THE TRAIL ON A TRIKE, well, it seems meet and right (or is that MEAT and right?) to roll out with a bunch of…
(Meet? Meat? Bacon?)
To get this party started, let’s put up a really, really crappy photo from years and years ago…
|Our very first ride to Rockford. 5 miles. Each way. Almost killed me, but in a good way. Who would have thought pedaling 480 pounds 5 miles was hard??|
Make note of that signpost – you’re gonna see it again. Ok, Sherman – set the Wayback machine for April, 2010…
|This is a prototype of The Rover, the first TerraTrike with a 400 lb weight capacity. And this is Cal, 6 weeks out from bariatric surgery. A match made in heaven – really.|
So, that day the Rover was ordered, and faster than anyone expected, like in June or so…
|Rover in da house! On the trail. Something like that…|
The Rover arrived, Cal jumped on, and the adventure began…
|Rover at the beach in Holland!|
|Rover on the porch in da UP!|
|Rover rides to Rockford!|
|Rover on our own three-wheeled Labor Day Bridge Walk… um, RIDE!|
And the fans went wild!…
|Vicki on her TerraTrike Tour. Spiffy bandage optional but highly recommended…|
And there was great riding and rejoicing in the land…
|Which came to a screeching halt after the snow flew… Although a few trips were made in the cold. Just not dashing through the snow, in a three-wheeled open trike.|
And when the seasons rolled around, through some pretty amazing events, there was a change in the roster…
|Hello, Big Blue!|
Rover got deployed to a new assignment, bringing RoverLove to another grateful household, and Big Blue came home to become Cal’s sweet new ride.
|Nice fit, eh?|
And so began the adventures of Big Blue…
|Big Blue has been to Rockford!|
|Big Blue has been to Ravenna!|
|Big Blue has been to Ada! (Hi, Donnie!)|
|Big Blue has been to Cedar Springs!|
|Big Blue has been on a Bridge Walk! Um… ride.|
|Big Blue has been to Biggby!|
|Once or twice…|
|Perhaps even thrice…|
|ALRIGHT! A honkin’ lot! There! I said it!|
And where Big Blue goes…
|My sweetie’s first ride to Ravenna!|
My beloved goes too! (Usually.) (Sometimes.) (Frequently.)
|Ezzie the Wonder Dog in her plush ride.|
Ezzie also enjoyed trike rides. And yes, we miss having her along…
|Homegirl’s first trike ride… cried the whole time. Up hill. Both ways.|
BekaV? Well, she wasn’t a huge fan the first time, and promptly outgrew the trailer. So her trike career is on hold…
But the biggies for Big Blue?
|Big Blue made the paper!|
Being in an article about TerraTrike in the Grand Rapids Press!
And, somehow Cal ended up on the TerraTrike website as the “face” of the Rover!
|Yup – sometimes when you go to the TT site, you see my big ol’ face right up there. And yet, they continue to do lots of business. Go figure…|
Another biggie? Traveling to Mackinac Island… Twice!
|The only State Highway anywhere with NO motor vehicle traffic!|
With my beloved, the native Yooper…
|Talk about a trike with a view! Oh, and the beach is nice, too…|
Where there be horses.
|13″ off the ground = watch out for horse exhaust!|
Finally, one of Cal’s favorite places…
|Aah – that’s the stuff.|
The Musketawa Trail…
|Heading from Marne toward Conklin|
Where a part of my heart remains, even during the cold winter months.
|Can’t wait to get back out there!|
Now, I’m not complaining – I love Michigan, I love the change of seasons, I’m really content…
|February, 2012. Yes, I said FEBRUARY.|
Even so, quickly come Spring. *sigh*
Thanks for joining us for another Phabulous Photo Phriday! Tune in next week to hear BekaV say…
|“Ain’t gonna put ME in no stinkin’ trailer! HAH!”|
Keep laughing, furface – we’ve got PLANS for you…
To Be Continued…