'em! I've been riding for transportation for 44 years
now! Only owned a few cars in my lifetime, and those were for
the significant other to drive. Cars are Boring.
Cars have so many wheels they confuse me. Four on the ground,
one in the trunk, and one to steer by.
roads just go on, and on, and on.
Friends who I had ridden with in the States asked me what was I doing
with a bike in Puerto Rico. Where can you ride? My
reply was: Do you remember those Canyon roads we used to
blaze on in California? And ride for 2 hours to get
to? They are all over the Island here in Puerto Rico, the
closest being about 10 minutes away! Just going to the
grocery store is sport riding!
have had many requests for bike rentals In Puerto Rico and wasn't aware
of any. And it is such a great place to ride. Now there is a business
renting bikes! For full rates and how to contact them, email me by
first, my newest (old) bike. I know, it's just a Rebel 450,
but it's fun to drive, and it's my transportation now that the
Interceptor is off the road. It is pictured in front of
the Mini-Ceptor is gone. It needed work, and Marisel from
Tamboo came over and carted it off. She and her brother are
going to work on it and put it back on the road in great
condition. Can't think of a better person to have it and ride
now for some of the bikes I have had in the Islands.
a little Yamaha 125 2 stroke that was a ball to ride on St
Thomas. Really had to use the gears, but it went like a
bat! I had a game of how many cars I could pass going up the
steepest hill on the Island. Record was 17!
there was the monster Honda CBF 900!
the body work for a paint job, and it became a Yamahonda!
with a Windjammer faring!
trip to Cali with Sweet Loraine to visit my brother, and bought this
little Honda 450 to cruise the beach towns and canyon roads with.
Loraine had never ridden a bike cross country, so instead of
selling it we rode it from Long Beach to Georgia. Photo of
daughter Jaime trying out the passenger end. We made real
good time because we couldn't stop much. Loraine got bored
and started mooning the truck drivers as we passed them.
Couldn't stop much, and made racing type refueling stops at the gas
stations with no diesel.
Loraine, Jaime, and I in Woodstock Georgia. What a
trip! Got into desert and found ourselves riding in 120
degrees in the shade, and there was no shade. Immediately
shifted to night riding for awhile. By the time we got to
Texas it really got interesting. Gas stop conversation; "Nice
bike!" "Thanks." "Did you ship it here?"
Nope, rode it from California." "Wow! All the way from
California?" "No, we skipped over Arizona and New
Mexico." <g> "How long are you
staying here?" "Not. Heading for
Georgia." All the way to Georgia?" "No, we plan to
skip the rest of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama."
the Miniceptor with custom body modifications courtesy of a van in
Caguas, PR. Was stopping at a red light (not yellow, not
pink) and heard horrendous dry skid noise really
close behind me. Just had time to prepare for the
impact. After being launched in the air my first thought was
"where is the bike?" Looked under my right armpit and saw it
slightly ahead and tumbling end over end below me.
nice," I thought. "I don't have the bike chasing me and
catching up fast, and I'm back down and feet first!" (My
usual crash position is face down and head first, with the bike behind
ground, and slid for a bit. Found myself starting to catch so
I threw a couple of shoulder rolls and came up in the middle of the
up in a crouch, ready to move any way I needed to to avoid
traffic. "After all this, I'll be damned if I'm going to get
run over by cross traffic!" I was delighted to find no cross
traffic. There I was, in a half crouch, looking at the guys
in the van who had hit me. Feeling somewhat foolish, and not
knowing what to do next, I faked it. I stood up, arms raised
in the inquiry position, and shouted, "Que the f*ck paso?"
They had no answer. Picked the bike up and drove home in the
rain. More road rash on the bike than me, and no major
injures. Pretty good crash, as crashes go.
Looking for an accessory such as the one to the left that will fit on
the back of the Miniceptor. Only requirements are that she
will not wobble or thrash about while riding and will help me detail
the bike. Press the Contact IslandMon button below
to apply with all pertinent details! This is a limited time
offer, so apply now