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Spreading Some Holiday Cheer

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!


  1. December 9, 2012    

    You did a great job! I love your decorations (particularly the antlers)!

  2. December 9, 2012    

    Yay!! Coolest idea ever. And the pretty decoration of your bike is inspired.

    Next year, I want to join you for this. We can combine a holiday ride with a little visit. A great excuse to see you, eat tasty bread, and grab a Margherita. All the local pleasures!

  3. December 9, 2012    

    Thanks, Wendy!

    ShyB, sounds like a plan. 🙂

  4. December 9, 2012    

    I love it, especially wrapping your top box as a gift! Very clever, upbeat, and fun.

  5. December 10, 2012    

    Thanks, Louise. It was fun!

  6. December 10, 2012    

    You are so awesome!!

    Fuzzy has been quite the inspiration lately between wreaths and santa suits.

    I can imagine the smiles you were invoking rising around all decorated and with the suit on. Great job.

  7. December 10, 2012    

    This is hilarious. I love the antlers!

    • December 11, 2012    

      The antlers are definitely my favorite part of the whole get-up. 🙂

  8. December 10, 2012    

    I knew Santa didn’t ride a Harley, I just knew it!!!

    • December 11, 2012    

      LOL, Brad. Good one!

  9. December 15, 2012    

    I am so happy that you did this. The smiles and laughter that you bring to other people out there in the world is like a gift to yourself isn’t it? 🙂


    I hope that WHEN you do it next year, you find some more helpers to join in. Can never spread too much joy 🙂

    Great job, Kathy <3

    • December 16, 2012    

      Thanks, Fuzzy! Wouldn’t have done it without your inspiration. 🙂

  10. Annelies's Gravatar Annelies
    December 17, 2012    

    LOVE the antlers!! I can only imagine how much fun you had (not to mention the joy you were spreading!). Very, very cool idea.

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