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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Clara finally rides a Duc!


It's been a couple of months since the big event. In late July, I was in Miami visiting my brother and he was gracious enough to let me borrow one of his Ducatis to ride (not before clearing it with Kevin several times though!).

I was nervous at first getting on his beautiful machine because he was so nervous about the potential for disaster. Mariano has never seen me ride and we have never ridden together, so I could completely understand his hesitation. Also, he had lent this bike to one of his friends not too long before my ride and the guy had dropped it in a parking lot!

So, we geared up for our midnight ride (Mariano prefers to ride after midnight when he can have the streets of Miami all to himself). It was warm and muggy but I still suited up, and then removed my leather jacket at the last minute because it really was unbearable. The bike was a bit higher than my BMW so I had to handle it on my tippy toes, but it felt centered and stable and not too heavy at all. Once we were off all the nerves settled and we had an awesome ride through the Gables and South Beach.

It was quite emotional for me to ride alongside my "little brother" on these two stupendous super bikes.

Gracias Marianosky!!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Another riding milestone for me: a Superbike!




Yesterday Kevin was nice (or crazy) enough to lend me his classic 1985 Ninja 900 to ride. He knows how much I have been wanting to "graduate" to a muscle bike and he finally conceded and agreed to go for a ride with me at the control of this beautiful 900cc bike.

It was awesome! I found the bike to be super smooth and amazingly tight and responsive. It feels amazing to have such an immediate and powerful response to event the slightest throttle gesture. What a fun ride! Thanks baby!

Besitos,
Clara.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

riding through baja....


Here I am with our guide Santana as he plays the old "splash your buddy as he goes through the river" trick.

No fun at all!!!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

getting ready for the baja trip

video

i'm here at the apple store trying to learn how to upload video so i can broadcast videos from my trip to mexico next week.


Monday, July 6, 2009

Happy Independence Day from Boston!


The lousy weather finally broke and we were blessed with a gorgeous Independence weekend. On the evening of the 4th, Kevin and I climbed up to our roof and took in the fireworks show. It was the perfect ending to a great day!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Memories from Miami

I was recently in Miami to spend some time with my mother and my friends, attend a wedding and to celebrate my younger brother's 30th birthday. It was a great time and I was amazed at how many activities i was able to pack into such a short amount of time! Here are some souvenirs...

Here's me with my new friend the hedgehog!



Mariano needs to be fed...

...so he can continue to grow! (Note the cool t-shirt he is wearing: Its Kevin in his racing days!)


Me with WWF's "Big Show", Paul Wight. What a guy :)