Archive for March, 2011


Desitin and a follow up…

Marilyn ElmoreWith the suggestion of a new idea, aka the Desitin, comes a comment from my friend Marilyn, (aka Chessie’s Tales , on Facebook, and Twitter). A word to the wise from someone who knows;
“Do be very careful around the eyes. In the heat of the day, the cream can…and will find it’s way into the eyes. I know… My mistake was to put it above my eyes just below the eye brows. I Didn’t cover the entire lid but the stuff did kinda “melt” and slide down into my eye from the wind pushing it around. Burned a bit…Yeowza!”

Thanx, Marilyn!
And remember to do a test patch to make sure you aren’t allergic or sensitive before you hit the road.

Lady Godiva on wheels…..


Updating my motorcycle travel bag…

It’s that time of year again. Time to crawl out of winter and get things ready to take advantage of the nice weather that I am sure will get here… one day.

Recently I have been considering how to reduce some of the products I like to haul around with me and after some research, I think I have come up with one really great find. Diaper rash cream…. yes, you heard me right,DESITIN® Multi-Purpose Ointment – Multi-Purpose Skin Protectant and Diaper Rash Ointment diaper rash cream.

The wonderful ingredient in this cream is zinc oxide. You probably remember it on the nose of some life guard sitting on a chair watching you splash around in a pool somewhere. In my case, it was on the

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hot life guards sitting on the beach in my hometown, Huntington Beach, California. I was rescued once from under the pier after I got caught in a big wave and was tossed off my surfboard and swept away in the tide. He was the most beautiful boy, zinc on the nose and all. Mmmmmm…. but, I digress.

So, the zinc oxide in diaper rash cream can be a fantastic addition to your travel bag and offer you lots of uses in just one tube. For example, the cream does what you imagine to the area of the body that I will refer to as the”saddle area”, taking care of rashes, itching, suppressing symptoms of itching and inflammation. A welcome relief when on the road for days on end… no pun intended. It is also good for sunburns and minor burns such as the well-known leg up against the hot pipes burn that occurs when that guy…you know that guy… that just has to straddle your ride while wearing shorts. Oh, that guy will be so glad you had your diaper rash cream!! Chapped lips or any chapped skin area will love the welcomed relief that a thin layer of diaper rash cream can bring after a long day of wind and sun. In fact, it proves a decent sunblock in a pinch. If you plan to camp and run into poison oak, ivy, or sumac, it is a great inflammation reducer and speeds the healing process. It is even good for dandruff or dermatitis, should you need to use it for that on a lonesome road out there, somewhere ;). In fact, it’s even good for acne by the reduction of inflammation, reducing production of excess oil, drawing out the infectious toxins, and increasing the healing process in your skin.
The only precautions you need to keep in mind are that you  should keep the cream out of your mouth and eyes… so don’t eat it and use care when applying around your eyes, not in your eyes! Also, do a small patch test to make sure you aren’t sensitive or allergic to zinc oxide before you decide to put it everywhere.  Check out the information on Articles Skin Care.

Lady Godiva on wheels…. hoping the tip helps.


Happy St Patricks Day to everyone…

When things are green in Oregon, where I live, its because of moss…   However, on St Patricks Day at Kell’s Irish Restaurant and Pub, the day is a lil bit ‘o Ireland right here in downtown Portland.  Green is the color……moss not included.
PhotoSo, where ever you are, think green and kiss a fair lad or lassie just because you can. May a leprechaun run just slow enough so you can catch him!! Enjoy..

Lady Godiva on wheels, thinking green again! LOL


The 15 Best Roads in America…

I love my AMA magazine, “American Motorcyclist” and read it cover to cover. I saw the article on page 30 about the best roads in America, chosen by you and decided that it was blog worthy….however, my dear friend Fuzzygalore beat me to it! She did such a wickedly badass job that I didn’t have to do a thing but copy and paste!! Take a peak at her blog site and see all the details. Give us some insight as to what you think and what you would add or remove. What is on your bucket list??
The first thing I need to do is ride #9. US Route 12, Lolo Pass – Idaho and Montana and take a picture of the sign that says. “Winding Road Next 77 Miles.” and send it to Fuzzy, just to tease her!!

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 Rachael, aka Fuzzygalore, is an incredible woman and her blog reflects that. Thank you for making this blog so easy for me. I love ya, darlin….

 Lady Godiva on wheels… ready to ride Lolo pass for Fuzzy!!


Happy Fat Tuesday!!

Just a quick post… is Fat Tuesday….   What is Fat Tuesday?  A great reason to party?  Well, yes… but, exercise some good sense by thinking ahead and making plans before the alcohol kicks in. AKA, Put the local taxi

company’s number in your phone. Don’t drive/ride to the bar and then you can’t drive/ride home. Ladies, opt to wear something with really good pockets, preferably with zippers, and don’t take a purse. Make sure you run in “packs” with some trusted friends. Common sense is the best idea to staying safe. Common sense goes right out the window when alcohol is involved so, plan ahead!! 

Enjoy and be careful out there.
Lady Godiva on wheels………..


a close call with “ape hangers”….


 Over at the blog site “Better Motorcycling“, I found this story about a very scary mishap with a bike, a couple, and  ape hangers…see picture.

I had dinner with my buddy Stephanie Basalyga (on facebook, aka @motorcyclejones on Twitter) and was showing her the garage where we will be doing an interview on Sunday. I was showing her the bikes and telling her about changing out the handlebars on the HD, in the back of my mind I was remembering this picture. Sadly, I don’t like my ape hangers! Maybe I shouldn’t have insisted on the 16″, maybe I should have test ridden a bike with the ape hangers first, maybe I should have left the damn bike alone because the stock handlebars were great!  But, the husband absolutely LOVES them. He thinks the bike handles better……Venus and Mars, I tell ya.

Lady Godiva…. needin a new bike without ape hangers!!


March is…..

I can’t believe it’s already March. I’m not complaining, just always surprised at how fast time flies. So what is March, anyway??

Well, according to the website Holiday Insights, these are the claims to fame for the month…..

  • Irish American Month
  • Music in Our Schools Month
  • National Craft Month
  • National Frozen Food Month
  • National Irish American Heritage Month- designated by Congress in 1995.
  • National Nutrition Month
  • National Peanut Month
  • National Women’s History Month
  • Poetry Month
  • Red Cross Month
  • Social Workers Month

Just for fun, these are a daily insight into the month: 
1 National Pig Day

1 Peanut Butter Lovers’ Day

2 Old Stuff Day

3 I Want You to be Happy Day

If Pets Had Thumbs Day

3 National Anthem Day

3 Peach Blossom Day

4 Employee Appreciation Day first Friday in March

4 Holy Experiment Day

4 Hug a GI Day

4 National Salesperson Day – first Friday in the month

5 Multiple Personality Day

6 Dentist’s Day

6 National Frozen Food Day

7 National Crown Roast of Pork Day

8 Be Nasty Day

8 International (Working) Women’s Day

9 Panic Day

10 Middle Name Pride Day

11 Johnny Appleseed Day

11 Worship of Tools Day – guys, you can relate

12 Girl Scouts Day

12 Plant a Flower Day

13 Ear Muff Day

13 Jewel Day

14 Learn about Butterflies Day

14 National Potato Chip Day

14 National Pi Day– Why today? Because today is 3.14, the value of Pi.

15 Everything You Think is Wrong Day

15 Ides of March

15 Incredible Kid Day

15 Dumbstruck Day

16 Everything You Do is Right Day

16 Freedom of Information Day

17 Submarine Day – the hero sandwich or the boat??

17 Saint Patrick’s Day

18 Goddess of Fertility Day

18 Supreme Sacrifice Day

19 National Quilting Day – third Saturday of month

19 Poultry Day

20 International Earth Day

20 Extraterrestrial Abductions Day

20 Proposal Day

21 Fragrance Day

22 National Goof Off Day

23 National Chip and Dip Day

23 Near Miss Day

24 National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day

25 Pecan Day

25 Waffle Day

26 Make Up Your Own Holiday Day

27 National “Joe” Day

28 Something on a Stick Day

29 National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day

29 Smoke and Mirrors Day

30 National Doctor’s Day

30 I am in Control Day

30 Take a Walk in the Park Day

31 Bunsen Burner Day

31 National Clam on the Half Shell Day

Starting in New York City in 1857, women workers made a tradition of labor actions and protests on March 8. In 1910, the first International Women’s Day was celebrated on the same day. This photo shows an early Women’s Day protest.

Let us not forget that March 8th is the 100th anniversary of the “International Womens Day” so, celebrate the wonderful women in your history, your town, your life!

Lady Godiva on wheels….


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