Archive for November, 2008

20
Nov
08

Just one more thing…..

     To all those who read this, lets get started on sharing ideas.  What do you want to see on your motorcycle website?  What needs do you surf the web to find? 

     I know as a former, current, and future “surfer”, I came into this with my own ideas.  But, as my web-designer said,” It really doesn’t matter what you want! “.  With that in mind, I am asking the question to you, the readers.  Now is your chance to get what you want, and you know that in the world today….that’s not something you get to watch happen very often. 

     I want to send out a special “thank you” to my son-in-law, M.  This guy and his dad are a wealth of information about motorcycles and the adventures that accompany owning, caring for, and loving them.  All I have to do is ask and he is right there.  He has the knowledge I need to keep all of my subscribers informed.  The words of a seasoned rider are worth their weight in gold.  FYI people…….you could learn so much from the behavior of a guy like this.  Knowledge is power and you should always share your knowledge with the people you love.  It doesn’t cost a dime to be available and yet, you cant begin to put a price on it.  We are all blessed to have him!!!

                            More to share latter…….Lady Godiva on wheels

20
Nov
08

Are you speaking freaky deaky dutch???

    As I promised, I have more to tell you about the birth and development of my latest project, Motorcycle Travel America.  And what a birth it has turned out to be!! 

     I have been dreaming, planning, researching…..I’ve lost sleep, awaken from a deep sleep, made my self tired and in need of sleep.  My head has been crammed with facts and figures and I had almost given up hope of ever seeing my dream come true.  But an opportunity came my way.  A bonafide, real life miracle.  And I’m not planning on passing it up!!

     So, two meetings behind me and we are on our way. 

     You might not imagine how funny it is to watch two computer geek know-it-alls deal with a computer illiterate.  Asking me questions leaves me sitting and staring and saying, “huh?”.  I have to ask what they are talking about before I can answer the question asked.  They speak a language that might as well be Japanese.  Its the language of “floaters” and “stickies” and “drop downs” and other terms that mean very logical things in English.  But start speaking freaky deaky dutch and its a comedy sketch waiting to happen.  God bless the computer geek having patience.  Amen, brother!! And sister!!

     Somehow, we all managed to get started and make some real progress.  The sight promises to be user friendly, enticing, interactive, and give you everything you could need to enjoy a ride on the motorcycle you love.  And, if you haven’t managed to start a love affair with a sweet little bike, this sight will still be a good place to go to fall in love with one in the future.  I promise that if you continue to listen to the stories of the open road and view the pictures of all those lucky folks havin’ fun, you’ll have to succumb to the fever.

   I want to send a shout out to my buds Rich and Heather at Blue Sky Web-design.  You are the best computer geek know-it-alls this girl could ever know.  God bless you both.  I want to thank my baby daughter, K, for being so fired up about being my right-hand man….uh, girl.  Love you, sweetie!!  I also want to thank anybody that’s reading this and considering registering at the website.  You can find it at……..http://motorcycletravelamerica.net/…..and soon there will be an opportunity to sign up, receive updates on our progress, and some chances to get involved and tell us what YOU want. After all, we got nothin’ if we dont have you.

      I have to tell you that when  Rich brought the home page up on the screen, I got the giggles.  I mean severe giggles!!  It was like seeing your first childs face for the first time and seeing your name up in lights on Broadway…all wrapped in one big emotional moment.  After I managed to gain control of myself, we got to work.  I figure this is only the beginning.  I will nerd out every step of the way.  Its part of my DNA!  So, stay turned.  And I promise that all you’ll see on the website is English…..no foreign languages have been sacrificed for this job!!  LOL

                                      Until next time….Lady Godiva on wheels

09
Nov
08

What I’ve been up to….

It’s been an interesting year!  I have been working very hard to start a new business that will take care of my family and allow me to work with one of my favorite things.  Yup…you guessed it!!  Like this blog states, its “everything motorcycle”. That’s my love and my hobby.  I will be launching on or about April 1,2009. 

This website called “Motorcycle Travel America. com” will be a one stop shopping site that will allow you to be informed, equipped, and prepared for any trip you care to make.  Here are a few of the things you will be able to take advantage of on this site……..

1)Printable maps for your road trips indicating everything you will need in every town you plan to visit. Phone numbers and websites to make reservations before you leave your own front yard. 2) Buy and sell motorcycles and accessories with an alert to let you know when the item you want has been posted by sending you an email. 3) Stolen motorcycle alert with instructions on how to work with your local police and what you’ll need to provide. 4) What to do to prepare your bike for travel, what to have in a tool kit, ideas for ladies only,shipping your bike, bike rentals and tours, and weather, road conditions, and airline websites. 5) Whats new in the bike world….technologies, going green, gear, accessories, and tools. 6) Travel blog to allow your family and friends to travel with you without leaving home. Provide anyone you want with a password and they can track the route, your blog, and even pictures you’ve added. 7) Calender of events nation wide.  8) Find people to travel with or travel with you. Map your route and let everyone know where you’re going and invite them along.  Great way to meet people with your love for motorcycle travel. 9) Clubs!  You have access to this site to add information about your organization, recruit, add calender of events for your group and others, pictures, map and save runs for future use, and links to your own website. 10) A place to find all the odds and ends needed. Motorcycle laws for different states, insurance ideas, what records you should keep for your bike, and any other little tidbits I can think of to include!!

So…….I will be writing more when I have more to tell.  It’s going to be a wild ride but I’m thrilled to get started.  Perhaps the economy isn’t looking the best right now and it may sound like a foolish time to start anything, but I believe that God provides opportunities and who am I to tell Him he’s wrong!

                                             Lady Godiva on wheels




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