Monday, April 22, 2013

Happy Birthday Big Green Ninja...

Wow, how time flies. I was looking at some old pictures and notice the date stamp on a couple. It was 4 years ago today that I rode my '03 Goldwing out to Cities Edge Motorsports in Shakopee, MN. It was the last time I'd ride it, a bittersweet day.

The sadness was short lived as I rode home from the dealer on...

12 oil changes, 4 sets of tires, 38,716 miles later... we've been a lot of places together.

Sturgis 2009

Another trip to South Dakota, fall 2009

Sturgis 2010 with after trip to Nevada, Utah, Oregon, Idaho

South Dakota for the rally, with a trip after the rally to Nevada and California

Sturgis 2011 with an after trip to Idaho

iMBC 2012 in Oregon

Sturgis 2012 with a trip after that to New Mexico and Arizona.


  1. Well done...and may you have many more fun miles.

  2. Hey Erik, you've got time and the machine to explore a couple more 'Corners'.

    May you have many more, long and safe travels!

  3. Erik:

    Yes, many more miles of safe travels.

    and a big happy birthday to your Green Ninja

    Riding the Wet Coast

  4. So she's a keeper?

    My Connie will be coming up on 6 years old in August and has 92,500km on her (I've bought 8 sets of tires) and she is not for sale!

  5. Those are some really cool photos. Perfect "holiday" snaps of you and your companion.

  6. The switch from the wing to the 14 must have been a pretty drastic change for you. At only 4 years old it's virtually new still. I have you all trumped so far, my R1 is 13 Years old.

  7. Wow four years already. Just think of all the places you've seen and the places you'll still go riding on that lean mean Kawi machine.

  8. Erik - photo number 2 - absolutely stunning!!! You got me thinking, the Star has a birthday coming up soon; 2010, but was it May or June? Gonna have to check her birth certificate! Something tells me she was a happy birthday present to me ;)

  9. Your Goldwing had a fantastic color. I wonder how it might feel to ride a sofa (make that a living room) on two wheels. ;-)