Some of you know my blog buddy, Rachael, aka FuzzyGalore. She’s an avid motorcyclist with a very cool blog. Rachael has a great sense of humor, loves to do fun stuff, and is an all-around nice person.
Fuzzy started a new Christmas tradition in 2010 when she donned a Santa suit and rode one of her motorcycles around Long Island, which is where she lives. For Christmas 2011, she was joined by a few friends and her daughter who rode as pillion dressed as an elf. This year, Christmas 2012, she was joined by even more friends.
It looked like a lot of fun. It would have been awesome to join them. But Long Island is a long way from Warrenton, Virginia.
So I decided to do a Santa ride of my own.
It would have been more fun with an accomplice. But Hubby would never entertain such an unconventional thought. And I don’t know any other locals who ride. So, being desperately in need of a boost of my own holiday spirit, I decided to live dangerously and go it on my own.
First, I had to procure an inexpensive Santa Suit. Then, since my bike is not a very seasonal blue, I decided it needed some decoration.
The reindeer antlers are my favorite accessory.
I like the snowman, too. But then, I have a thing for snowmen.
The “gift” on the back is just my top case wrapped in plastic.
I filled the stocking full of candy, but didn’t have many opportunities to stop. And, really, I was having too much fun just tooling around town waving at folks.
I think the whole ensemble works well, what do you think?
The trip was a hit. People were waving, laughing, honking, giving me very enthusiastic thumbs-up gestures. It was a hoot.
Many, MANY people snapped cell phone camera shots of me, too.
I was going to go out again today, but the weather is too dreary. I can’t get my bright red suit covered in road dirt.
I’ll definitely try to get out again at least one more time before Christmas.
It really is a great way to spread some holiday cheer.
Hats off to Rachael for being my inspiration!