SparkPeople Harley Women and Men Team Messageboard Women or men who ride motorcycles for enjoyment and adventure. SparkPeople Harley Women and Men Team Messageboard Hello from Nevada Hi Team! I'm new to the team, have been a Sparker (twice) for the past 5 years. I am approaching my goal weight, 6 more pounds to go! (I have lost 38 pounds.) Then I need to work to stay there. <BR> <BR> My husband and I enjoy riding together. Our son is 8 and soon we would like to let him ride behind his dad, and I will ride my own Harley. I just recently have been learning to ride on my own instead of on my husband's bike. He loves his chromed up softail CVOs, so we bought me an old 1995 S... Tue, 29 Mar 2016 19:12:01 EST Gaining I have gained ten pounds in about the last three weeks. I am not sleeping and the evenings are about twelve hours long. So I'm not sleeping. I have plantar faciitis so I can't walk and as a result of those two things am not only not losing, but gaining weight. Things are not going so well. Can't seem to get out of this vicious circle. <BR> Wed, 5 Aug 2015 22:42:06 EST Too cold to ride in MN Up to 19 degrees today so far......Woo Hoo! The Ultra is still in for now I'm riding my treadmill. Bought the Spark People Tracker through Amazon...If you have not done so, just DO IT. It is great for not only tracking your workouts, calories burned, daily steps (my goal is 6000), distance walked, and activity time. You just plug one part into your computer and wear the other part. It is great feedback to keep you motivated to stay on track...I highly recommend it.... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 12:06:29 EST New Harley rider from Minnesota Hi---Deano here from MN. My2005 Ultra Classic is out in the garage sleeping. Has been since October....Grrrrrrr. Might trade it for a Road King this spring... Wed, 5 Feb 2014 21:19:09 EST Not only do you stay fit, but so does your bike. Do you treat your body like you treat your bike? I am asking this question with a dual purpose. To get you as a rider to think about your body and your bike, both need to be in an exercise program, both need the right type of fuel to perform as expected. Both need maintaince. <BR> <BR> Yeah yeah I can hear you now... exercise my bike? <BR> <BR> Do you do the safty checks each and everytime you ride? That's a bikes warm up exercise. <BR> Do you ride the same street everyday? That's a boring ... Sun, 21 Oct 2012 09:28:40 EST WHAT KIND OF EXERCISE ARE YOU DOING? I do a 4.16 mile cardio walk on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, with upper body strength workouts Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Vegetate on Sunday. Keep track of everything I eat, and not just calories, carbs, fat, and protein. You can also track a huge variety of other nutrients, and I try to keep in the guidelines for those also. My biggest problems are too much sodium, too much Vitamin A, not enough potassium, etc. I have lost 26 pounds since June 18th, so it DOES work, if you do your p... Fri, 10 Aug 2012 20:34:21 EST Hello from Tucson! Hi, my name is Dave, I live just north of Tucson, Az. Have been sparking since june 18, but didn't even know there was a Harley team until today. My pride and joy is a '95 Electraglide Ultra Classic, that I have stripped down somewhat. I drive it daily since I blew my van up last November, and it wasn't worth fixing. Check out my sparkpage for pics of the bike. <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 12:15:25 EST hello hello i just joined here so i hope that i will learn some new things and get to know new people Tue, 15 May 2012 09:46:43 EST Hi from Oregon Hi I live in NW oregon. I love harleys. I ride a 883 sporster and my hubby rides a softtail. My dream bike is a softtail slim. Maybe in the next year or so. I've been trying to ride every Sat. when it's not raining. So far this month weve done 200 miles. Our goal is to ride 400-500 miles/month at least. I've got 50 bls to lose. And this site is cool. I think it will be cool to get encouragement from other rider... Fri, 20 Apr 2012 12:52:04 EST Couch to 5k Starting 8 week couch to 5k on treadmill <BR> The run is Schenectady Firefighters run4yourlife March 31 <BR> Benefit run for American Heart Association <BR> Hopefully first of three this year Mon, 13 Feb 2012 12:17:28 EST earthquake tremors 11/5/11 last night i was reading in bed when the bed started shaking. i looked at the partial bottle of water on the nightstand and watched the water move around. it was so spooky feeling. the quake was in oklahoma and was felt over three hundred miles away. Sun, 6 Nov 2011 14:06:31 EST new to team and currently from quincy il hi my name is veronica but i will let you call me roni. my stepdad and mom taught me to ride in 1975, in 78 i toaught a guy who had just bought a bike how to ride which was fun. didnt spend much time riding after that till after i turned 30 and went through my second divorce(was bad from the get go and should have followed my instincts). got my first harley in 2001 a 1996 1200 sportster( had lots of adventures on that ride). in 2003 moved up to a 2003 anniverary black and silver dyna low ride... Mon, 10 Oct 2011 21:47:18 EST Hello - I am in the St. Louis Metro Hello Everyone My name is Tommy and i am 41 ( in 20 more minutes BLA) llol Anyway its MANDATORY to GROWING OLD - Its OPTIONAL to grow up :) I've been REBORN though - I'm actually ONE - I was diagnosed as OBESE when i was 12 - MORBIDLY OBESE by 20 in the last 2 years i have lost 162.5 lbs - i've gained a bit back - I'm 5'10 and 183 lbs this morning .My nutritionist says I'm fine here at this weight but i would still be healthy at 172 - so we will see what happens this next year. I lost about... Wed, 7 Sep 2011 00:52:37 EST I'm back again! <em>244</em> Sun, 14 Aug 2011 02:23:23 EST Exercising while on several day rides We are getting ready to go on our first long ride ... 3 days! While I'm super excited, I'm getting a little anxious about working out on those days. I'm not sure if I should pack our work out clothes or just our shoes so we can walk. Was wondering if any of you experienced rider/exerciser could give me some advice. Before you ask, the two places we are staying are small lodges and I do not know if they have work out facilities. Am going to check on that today! I'm sure other have alread... Mon, 4 Jul 2011 12:02:35 EST Mainah Good morning! Just found Sparkpeople while searching for a quick workout video before heading to work. I slept in which did not leave me enough time to do my usual routine. I am not here to lose weight but to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Connecting with fellow bikers is always a plus! Look for my daughter to be joining soon also, I hope! ;-) <BR> <BR> Well, I am off for a shower and the ride to work. I work in an ER and do 3 12-hour shifts which leaves me with some great riding time, w... Fri, 10 Jun 2011 05:59:59 EST Going to Rolling Thunder in Washington DC? Our HOG group is riding to Washington this Memorial Day weekend and I was wondering if any of you might be there? Thu, 26 May 2011 12:28:42 EST Info for Tennessee rides I'm planning a trip this summer in Tennessee and any info on rides, places to see and not miss would be more than welcome. I'm starting in Paducah KY and heading south on the Trace. From there anything goes. Thanks in advance for your input. Thu, 24 Mar 2011 09:34:21 EST Hello from Idaho ... Hi there ... I am Eda and I'm from Wilder, Idaho. I've lived in this area most of my life, with the exception of when I was active duty Army. I love Idaho although most of the other places I've had the pleasure of landing for a little while were all nice as well. My hubby is from Kentucky and I love it there as well. <BR> <BR> We both ride and try to make it a point to get in at least one ride per month which has been a little interesting this winter! :) Today would be a most excelle... Sat, 12 Mar 2011 09:15:35 EST Hello I live in Louisiana, have been riding for 19 years, started out on a Honda scooter. Rode sportbikes for 17 years, wife bought me a 2007 Harley Davidson Sportster 1200XLC last year and I love it. <BR> <BR> Good luck to everyone Sun, 23 Jan 2011 21:32:14 EST Jumping into the New Year New Year is here, time to start fresh, new beginings. I made a goal to make more time for me. Strange as that sounds. Between work, family,social commentments and the computer, I have lost myself and never seem to do the things I really enjoy. I miss reading a book, cross-stitching, miniture rose gardening. Just going for a ride on the motorcycle for the sake of riding. Don't get me wrong I like SparkPeople, but its time comsuming sit time, where I really rather be more active outdoors. Brigh... Sun, 2 Jan 2011 12:27:59 EST Hi I'm Deb! I don't have a bike now. When I was in LA I had one and I was almost killed by a left turn and I was an excellent rider! I would give anything to have a harley now.It's always been in my blood all my life! <BR> <BR> I have 30 pounds to lose. At one time I lost a 100, but it seems like the less u have to lose the harder it is to take off! Tue, 26 Oct 2010 03:51:10 EST Touring Southeast to Northwest I am from Washington State and will be traveling from Maine working our way down to Florida and across various states til I we're back in the northwest in the Spring. I will keep my eyes out for fellow riders along our travels. Sherry Sun, 26 Sep 2010 16:29:55 EST New to SP, and Harley :) Hey all! I just start Sparking a few days ago, and bought my first Harley last week after being a Buell owner for 2 years. Mon, 9 Aug 2010 16:41:25 EST Terry's Big Adventure link I saw this on facebook and wanted to share. Amazing. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Sun, 1 Aug 2010 19:42:09 EST RIP Steve Brandt--owner of Brandt's HD Wabash IN Please remember Steve Brandt and his family in your thoughts and prayers. His bike went off the road this past Thursday evening while he was on his way home from work --no one knows what happened. A motorist passing by saw a bike in the ditch and called 911. He was airlifted to the hospital but died en-route. We have lost a not only a fellow rider, but a very kind man that gave alot to the Wabash IN community. Any of you from Indiana might have heard of the free concerts, hog roasts and rides... Sun, 4 Jul 2010 16:14:33 EST Ride to work day Hey guys! <BR> <BR> Ride to work day is coming up. Here is a link <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Get out there and ride! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>36</em> Sat, 12 Jun 2010 17:11:27 EST R.I.P Dennis Hopper Lost a big icon. RIP Easy Rider! Mon, 31 May 2010 00:48:58 EST New from Daytona Beach Hi, I am new to Spark, but not to riding. I have owned and riden my own bike for over 30 years. I was one of the first women on her own. Problem is I have packed on teh pounds along with the miles. My goal is get back to a comfortable riding weight again, like where my butt fits my seat. LOL. I am also recovering from knee surgery, so have just started riding again in the last few weeks. Mon, 24 May 2010 14:29:45 EST 80's... <em>244</em> It's going to be in the 80's this weekend. We are doing 600 miles! I can't wait. Hopfully my bike will be FIXED. Have a great weekend and be safe, Becca ;~) Wed, 19 May 2010 13:52:03 EST Got my bike back... and it still runs like crap! I'm so frustrated with it. No one can seem to fix it. <BR> It takes the fun out of riding. <BR> <BR> I’m back to my workouts after being sick last week and have upped my cardio in the mornin’ to 45 min. and doing my weight training at night. <BR> Hope everyone has a great week, Becca ;~) <BR> Tue, 11 May 2010 11:32:53 EST OFF SICK! I'm the type that never gets sick. And believe me my husband is glad for that. You would think I'm on my death bed! No don't feel sorry for me, that will just encourage me. HAHAHA I'm FINALLY up and at it today. Oh, got my bike back after about 2 1/2 weeks.:)It is supposed to be nice on sunday cant wait to see how it runs. Everyone have a great day, Becca ;~) Thu, 6 May 2010 10:41:16 EST Dogs?? Have any of you had dogs come after you? At the top of the hill here there are three small dogs and they come after us when we are coming home, we have tried to talk to the owners several times and they won't even come out of the house - you know that bad biker trash at the door, and I would hate to hit them but what can I do. These people are suppose to be intelligent (she is a doctor) you would think they would know better. I tell all of our friends who are coming over to watch out, I guess... Thu, 6 May 2010 09:45:28 EST How many... Can anyone tell me how many are left on this team? <BR> <BR> Hope everyone was out of harm's way from all the storms that hit the south. <BR> <BR> Ok thanks, for the funny comments about <BR> "Falling down". You know I've never dropped my bike and didn't want to start just because I couldn't move my legs! HA HA <BR> Although at least I would have had an EXCUSE,,, that’s more than my husband had! HA HA. Becca ;~) <BR> PS. ok “guys” sorry for the little bit of sarcasm. But it is kind of ... Tue, 27 Apr 2010 15:52:46 EST FALLING DOWN... OMG!!! I added lunges and squats on Friday to my lower body workout. I could barley sit down for two days. I had to ride with my husband on his bike because I couldn't move fast enough to put my feet down so I didn’t fall over! It is now Monday and I can finely sit without wanting to have a seizure. Just think I get to do it again FRIDAY! LOL Becca ;~) <BR> Mon, 26 Apr 2010 12:37:14 EST Good Mornin' Hope everyone has a safe and fun weekend. Becca ;~) Sat, 24 Apr 2010 14:09:21 EST I need an ARK! Is it to much to ask for SPRING!!! <BR> It has been poring since yesterday. It looks like we will only be able to ride on Sunday. <BR> <BR> I’m having my bike worked on they put VH pipes on it and a race tuner and it runs jerky at low speed. It has been like that from the day we bought it but worse now. Does anyone else have a 07, 1200XL do you have this problem? Becca ;~) <BR> <BR> PS. still can’t fix this STUPID weight tracker. I got the starting weight fixed but it doesn’t show my prog... Fri, 23 Apr 2010 11:45:30 EST Good mornin' everyone... I see its kinda quiet here. Is everyone gone riddin', HA HA. Hope you all have a great and safe day. I'm down again,I'm sooooo happy. I started 138 a few weeks ago and 130.6 today. Becca ;~) <BR> <BR> PS. can someone tell me why the tracker below doesn't show my progress. Thu, 22 Apr 2010 09:04:26 EST I ‘m new to your team... and wanted to stop by and say HI to everyone! <BR> I have a few questions for the team leaders. <BR> I’m in need of some direction about how your team <BR> works and what is expected of me? <BR> Are there challenges, weigh ins, posting and so on? <BR> Are there challenges with other teams? <BR> What are the points and what do we do with them? <BR> Is there a team log sheet? <BR> Please help with all the details about your team. <BR> I’m would like to be able to contribute as much as po... Tue, 20 Apr 2010 19:04:34 EST Hi I'm Becca... I joined SP April 20, 2010. I’m 50 (the new thirty) I’ve been married to the greatest guy for 34 years! <BR> We designed and built two homes ourselves, and we still like each other, HAHA. <BR> We live on the north eastern plains of Colorado. I have a full gym in my home; we live to far out in the country to make it to town every day to workout. <BR> <BR> We love to travel on our bikes. We average about twenty thousand + miles a season. My husband had a ‘07 Heritage; he now has a 2009 Ultra... Tue, 20 Apr 2010 12:01:55 EST Led My First Ride I finally figured out a route and took my group of 6 ladies (divas) on a 100 mile ride. I've always followed as I am directionally challenged - but I rode it myself in the car and then again on the bike so I was sure of the route. We have a lot of good country roads and mountains. It felt good! Hope everyone is enjoying some ride time. <BR> <BR> Rubber Side Down <BR> Sherry Wed, 14 Apr 2010 12:28:55 EST Got the bike out last weekend Our 95 Fatboy is now back on the road. We winterize it here in SE Wyoming and in March we bring it out. It was so good to be back out on it. Wed, 14 Apr 2010 11:59:21 EST worst week of my life! Haven't had time to check in this week. Have been spending every extra moment at the hospital. My husband had an accident on his bike on Monday afternoon and ended up in the trauma center near our home. Freak accident - some mechanical issue that caused the bike to decelerate, then quickly accelerate. He was thrown and ended up with a fractured scapula, 5 broken ribs, and a badly smashed tibia. He'll be needing a few surgeries to fix it all and the doctor feels that he'll never be able t... Sat, 27 Mar 2010 15:39:38 EST Hi from Tennessee! Hi all! Thought I would pop in and say hi and leave a quick introduction. My name is Laura and live in East Tennessee. We have an 80 FLH and I am currently just a passenger but I hope to change that sometime soon. (But being a hot-looking passenger is a good thing and that's why I'm here trying to lose a few pounds! LOL) Waiting on the sunshine so we can get out more! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is having a great day!! Tue, 23 Mar 2010 09:27:25 EST Hello From Watertown Good morning Everyone. <BR> <BR> My name is Cheryl and I ride a 2009 Heritage Softtail Classic. My husband also rides and has a 2004 Ultra Classic. I am new to Spark People and have just moved to Watertown, NY. Just wanted to hello and I look forward to the forumns. Tue, 16 Mar 2010 08:53:37 EST Another Floridian Hi everyone! I have been on Spark for almost 2 months now, and am totally addicted. Part of what started me on this journey is a picture my husband took of my on my Harley (883) last fall. I couldn't believe how big I had gotten, and for some reason mirrors don't seem to tell the truth as much as pictures. I am hoping by this summer the next picture of me on my bike will be better! Sun, 14 Mar 2010 15:59:45 EST Good day for riding and exercising? Hoping this will help us realize on those days that we are down, to get up and go (ride and exercise)...Today is beginning with a foggy morning but forecast is for clear skies with high in the mid 80's. :) Should be able to get a ride and work out in. Thu, 11 Mar 2010 09:27:25 EST Tell us what you ride I have an '06 VROD (street rod) that I got in '08 with only 900 miles. Finally got to get it out day before yesterday for the first time this year! :) Thu, 11 Mar 2010 09:20:19 EST Hello Team I just wanted to introduce myself to the team and say hello.I need all the support I can get this is a long journey. I have 50lbs to loose and it is a struggle. <BR> <BR> Pam <em>213</em> Mon, 8 Mar 2010 11:23:18 EST Hello From Maryland Hi All, <BR> <BR> I just joined Spark this week along with my hubby. It's great to find a group with similar interest. I'm not sure yet if I'm a Harley enthusiast. I just learned to ride and bought my first bike, a Sportser, late last Summer so I'm a newbie to that too! I picked a Harley because it was the only bike that really fit my height well (other than a 250). Anyway, I'm looking forward to getting to know some of you and motivating each other in our goals. <BR> <BR> Sandy <BR> ... Sat, 27 Feb 2010 09:34:36 EST Who or what is influencing your food life? Keep track of your food influences for one week. See who or what is influencing you to eat the foods that you do? Is it the TV commercials you’re watching? The friends that you’re eating with? Family, co-workers? Highlighting your influences will help you see that you are in control of your food choices. Mon, 15 Feb 2010 17:13:19 EST Hey all! Ok, the hubby and I had our yearly "are we gonna try and make it to sturgis this year" conversation. Year three, and we still havent made it up there...I am not sure what reasoning we keep using to talk ourselves outta going...any helpful thoughts out there for us? <BR> <BR> Appreciate ya! <BR> <BR> Mon, 8 Feb 2010 09:26:52 EST hello from RI Hello everyone.. My name is Christina and I'm a 38 year old from RI and just joined the sparkpeople just this pastweek.. I've really learned alot in a week and feel so much more comfortable having supportin all I do. <BR> I have been riding with my husband for the past ten years.. I had decided last year that it was time for me to ride my own. We just purchased a used 883 for myself and I will be taking thecourse this spring.. Im hoping to be excepted into the very first class. Sending in ... Thu, 4 Feb 2010 19:14:09 EST New Years Resolution What is your Resolution this year and tell us how you expect to get there. Share your ideas and check in with each other. We all start off with a bang but we fade over time or at least I do. So this year is my year lets make it our year to meet some goals and keep us moving in the right direction. Tue, 29 Dec 2009 10:36:21 EST Hello from Upstate New York I am new to this group. I have rode for years as a passenger, but not any more. On my 15th. Anniversary we got my first bike, a 2005 883 Custom Sportster. We had purchased my husband's first Harley 2 days before that and had decided to wait until Spring to get my bike, but everything fell into place that day. <BR> <BR> Now my goal is to get into the best shape I can so I can ride as much and as safely as possible. The extra weight makes everything harder so I plan on spending the winter get... Sun, 27 Dec 2009 15:16:27 EST Hi from Indiana! My husband and I recently bought a 2010 Ultra Limited. I love riding as a passenger, but I really want to learn to ride! Wed, 16 Dec 2009 12:12:02 EST 11/23/09 Challenge Discussion Thread Post your questions and comments here! Mon, 23 Nov 2009 09:17:56 EST 11/23/09 Challenge Do not reply to this thread; discuss this challenge under this weeks challenge discussion thread……Thanks for your cooperation. <BR> ****************************************<BR>************ <BR> <BR> OK I think it is time for us to have a Challenge: <BR> <BR> So of you are already doing this others are not. So I want to challenge everyone to track your nutrition. With the holidays coming we need to make every calorie count. So lets start tracking. So use your Nutrition Tracker! <BR> <BR>... Mon, 23 Nov 2009 09:17:01 EST Challenges Anyone up for a challenge let me know what you want and lets see if we can create some team rivalry.... <BR> <BR> I would like to see an Iron Seat next year through the summer months when we all are riding.... <BR> <BR> Any other suggestions. Thu, 19 Nov 2009 09:46:18 EST Events In Your Area: Tell us if you have an upcoming event. We want to know maybe a team member in your area is going there as fun to meet someone you share sparks with. Also tell us after the event maybe someone will plan to go next year! Thu, 19 Nov 2009 09:41:46 EST Did You Ride Today? Tell us if you are out enjoying yourself and what you did. We would love to hear your experiences. Thu, 19 Nov 2009 09:40:01 EST H1N1 Tips I received the post below in one of my leadership teams and wanted to share it with you................ <BR> <BR> I work in the healthcare industry and this was shared recently at a business meeting...thought you may be interested.... <BR> <BR> <BR> In a global epidemic of this nature, it's almost impossible to avoid coming into contact with H1N1 in spite of all precautions. Contact with H1N1 is not so much of a problem as proliferation is. <BR> <BR> While you are still healthy and not ... Wed, 28 Oct 2009 15:32:34 EST How did work go today? Day of rest today... Sun, 27 Sep 2009 08:17:27 EST Hello from Florida Hi my husband and I both ride, I'm currently on a Buell Blast hoping one day to upgrade to a Buell Lightning. We have Harley's and Buell's and both of our children ride. I've been on the spark page this go around for the last few weeks, need to start punching things up starting today, feel like I've I slacked of the last week. Ride safe everyone. Mon, 31 Aug 2009 09:11:27 EST New to this team Hello, I just wanted to take a minute to introduce myself. My name is Tammy, and my husband and I both enjoy riding our Harleys. He has a 76 shovelhead on a suckerpunch frame. I have an 08 nightster that has the mini apes and vance and hines short shot pipes. I am also an electrician, but was recentley thrown from one of my wild mustangs I adopted and shattered my ankle and broke my leg, so I am pretty much sitting idle at the moment. I have seven weeks down, and am trying to make a full reco... Wed, 26 Aug 2009 10:48:12 EST Go, great-granny, go!!! Missoula woman celebrates 100th birthday with Harley ride through town... <BR> <BR> The last time Helen Self got on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle was five years ago. But after a spin around downtown Missoula Saturday morning, she was ready to commit. <BR> <BR> "I'm learning how to ride now," Self said as she climbed off her stepson Dwayne Fowler's Harley. "I think I'll buy one." <BR> <BR> (Click link to read the rest of the story) <BR> <link><BR>e_03147... Mon, 24 Aug 2009 15:10:30 EST Logging Miles, Burning Calories Challenge. Did you know for every mile you ride you can burn about 50 calories? Yes it's true, so I am challenging you to log your miles here and see who burn the most calories riding. It's all for fun. <BR> <BR> Example <BR> <BR> [Date]-Miles = Calories <BR> 7/23 - 8 miles = (8 x 50) 400 calories Thu, 23 Jul 2009 08:11:12 EST new to the team Hi, my name is Carla and i am new to the team today. I do not have a bike of my own already, but i hope to soon. i don't know to much about them but the rumble of a Harley just makes me tingle. (am i allowed to say that?) i am kinda hoping that reading all your posts will help me to learn more about the way they work. Mon, 20 Jul 2009 00:13:53 EST Hi From Maryland Hello everyone. I'm Penny from Maryland. I don't ride myself, but do enjoy riding with my hubby. We have a softtail deuce and ride whenever we can. We will be doing Rolling Thunder this coming Sunday and I can't wait. It'll be my 5th time and I love it. I've never gone and taken pics before but plan to this year. I've never gone as a non-smoker and now that I am, the camera can fit where I always kept my cigs. Have a good day. <em>213</em> Thu, 21 May 2009 14:20:16 EST Cell Phones and Popcorn I wasn't sure where to put this, but I wanted to pass it on. Kinda disturbing when you think about it. <BR> It's not graphic or violent, just informational. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/portable/video/x5odhh_pop-corn-teleph<BR>one-portable-microon_news </link> <BR> <BR> <em>40</em> Wed, 20 May 2009 15:49:55 EST Hiya From New York. Just wanted to say Hey to all. I am Bonnie from Long Island NY. I have been riding for 16 years and still enjoy it. I am looking to reshape my bod to fit better on my solo Corbin seat. I am struggling a bit with not eating enough ....go figure!!...but working on that as well. Nice to meet everyone. Its been raining here as well but keep your fingers crossed for the long weekend. <em>213</em> Sun, 17 May 2009 19:31:36 EST Chrome Engraving OK, this doesn't have anything to do with our weight or such, but I figured who better to ask than my fellow bikers. We have recently seen a bike with awesome engraving, one in particular was a Vietnam Medal. My husband would love to have this one engraved on his engine cover - Does anyone know where I might look for this? <BR> Thanks! <BR> Sherry Mon, 4 May 2009 13:11:06 EST Hello Everybody I just found this group by accident and I'm excited to be here. <em>213</em> I've always had a fascination with Harley's, and Harley riders. My disability kept me from riding for a couple of years but I've been slowly getting back into it and I'm hoping to do a lot of riding this season. Maybe even find a friend or two to ride with. <BR> <em>30</em> Fri, 24 Apr 2009 11:24:13 EST New Member Hi folks,I'm new to this team and relatively new to sparks people. My husband and I both ride our own bikes - have for a while now. We both own Harleys. Mines an 05 deluxe and his is an 09 NightTrain. <BR> <BR> We're up in Northern California in biker's heaven. I'm using "sparks People" to get into shape - just finishing up chemo...looking forward to a full season of my face in the wind. <BR> <BR> Love riding - it's spiritual thing.. I'm hoping to connect with all of you. <BR> <BR> Kate Wed, 15 Apr 2009 18:37:40 EST Any One Been Out Riding? Has the weather been good enough for anyone to be out riding yet? Sun, 15 Mar 2009 19:58:41 EST I painted my bike... I thought I would share... I painted my bike... here is a pic <BR> <BR> <link><BR>bobbed_med.jpg </link> <BR> <BR> I still have to get the tanks and fenders cleared. Mon, 2 Mar 2009 18:54:22 EST New Hi I'm new, married 34 yrs. 3 children, 8 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren. I go to church, volunteer in our homeless program,and Teen Challenge. I love to second hand shop and try to make my dollar go a long way. We also ride Harley's and have two cats. Herman and Kermit. I am 50+ years and need to loose 35 more pounds. <BR> <BR> You have a Great Day!! <BR> <BR> Mon, 2 Mar 2009 18:42:32 EST Hi, Guys!!! Hi, how are all you HOG lovers out there? Looking to get my butt back so I can get back on my bike this summer. Just recently traded in the Sportster my husband and I rode for a Dyna Lowrider...looking forward to making some friends, so don't be shy! Live to ride and ride to live, <BR> <BR> Michelle <BR> <em>213</em> Sat, 28 Feb 2009 20:47:50 EST Hello from Amish Country Hi I am not new to Spark People. I noticed this team on D-ANNA's page and thought I would check it out. I do not ride as of yet, I ride behind with my BF. I am very excited that I will be taking my written test next Tuesday and Safety Course in March. We ride a 2008 SuperGlide that I just love. I am hoping to get a Harley of my own this year. <BR> <BR> By the way HI DARLENE <BR> <BR> Peace and Laughter, <BR> Jayme Tue, 17 Feb 2009 15:46:13 EST New from San Antonio Hi gang. I'm new to the team but not new to SP. DH gave me an 09 Heritage Softail for my birthday and I just had the first 1,000 mile oil change done last weekend. It occurred to me that maybe there was a SP Team for Harley riders so I was happy to find one! I'm a new rider - just took Rider's Edge last October and what they say is true..."Life begins when you get one." <BR> <BR> Look forward to the journey together! Tue, 17 Feb 2009 11:47:24 EST Dumbest thing done on a motorcycle... Well I have to ask because yesterday coming home from a road trip on the bikes, we hit freezing rain and I was doing ok until I tried to turn around in a down hill parking lot and went down. The bike is ok (just relocated my highway peg) me on the other hand nasty burse on the leg that was under the bike, cracked rib where the handlebar went into it. But I got back up and with help got her up and got back on and finished the ride home (80 Miles) Moving slow today but preparing for the next ro... Sun, 15 Feb 2009 13:04:16 EST Northeast Motorcycle Expo in Boston Took in the sights on Saturday, wow. Riding fever has kicked in big time. Some of the custom bikes were really cool, even the somewhat morbid hearse trike lol. Lots of vendors, leather goods cheap and most bike styles/types were represented. I even saw Urals, which are Russian made. <BR> <BR> I'd love to collect bikes (yeah, in my financial dreams!) and one of the ones I'd grab is a Ural Wolf. <BR> <BR> DH got me to sit on a Big Dog (Mastiff I think) pro street. I was surprised to find tha... Mon, 9 Feb 2009 08:27:35 EST I write a blog on Motorcycles, biker lifestyle, Hey all, <BR> I write a blog on motorcycles, biker lifestyle, laws pertaining to motorcycle issues, biker art, concept bikes, my rides, bees stings, getting lost, corn fields, and so much more. Come see what's there, see if anything makes you smile, frown, scratch your head, reach for your wallet to make sure it's still there...any type of emotion that lets you know your still breathing this morning...then let me know what your thinking on my blog pages! <BR> Chessie <BR> <link>chessiesta... Fri, 6 Feb 2009 21:35:00 EST Hi, New here... Hello everyone, name is Chessie...darn fine to find so many bikers here at this site! <BR> I'm still finding things, exploring...and learning. <BR> Chessie Sat, 31 Jan 2009 19:54:48 EST Billy Powell Saddened to hear about the death of Billy Powell, pianest for the greatest rock band ever Lynyrd Skynyrd. Apparently he suffered a heart attack the day after missing an appointment for a cardiac evalution. Hughie Thomason of Skynyrd died suddenly last year from a heart attack. We can't ignore those warning signs and hope they will go away! Most importantly we here have chosen an active lifestyle with hopefully a little more moderation than those guys did! Thu, 29 Jan 2009 17:59:57 EST hello hi, my name is jaaz. riding in texas...i currently have a sporty, have owned it since those harleys!!!! Wed, 28 Jan 2009 10:51:13 EST Drink (water) and drive? - handle bar cup holders Every time I take long rides, especially during the summer months, I get dehydrated. Usually, I just cope till the next gas pit stop. When I cross a desert, I keep water in my HD bottle that came with my saddlebag guard bag. However, since it is not always handy (I sometimes forget about it completely as well since it is behind me) the bottle as well as the H2O within gets pretty darn hot. <BR> <BR> I always cross tracks with folks along the way with their handy dandy cup/bottle holders han... Sun, 25 Jan 2009 01:00:31 EST Hi from Bobby, Male, 50 years young, San Fran, CA I'm Bobby from San Francisco and I just discovered and joined SP today. I've been riding off and on since 1968. When I passed my M class test in CA on my 16th Bday, my cousin, who rode and had just bought a new 1974 Triumph chopper, sold me his 1966 HD Shovelhead. It took a lot of work to keep her running but it was a labor of love and I was hooked for life. I don't belong to any MC as I spent most of my life moving around for jobs, but I am back home in CA now and I'm not moving anymore. Now... Fri, 23 Jan 2009 00:29:31 EST 10 Min work out guys need your help last week I could swear that I saw a e-mail, or a team or a blog to sign up for a 10 min a day work out? but now that I want it can fine it? I am looking for a shot work out for the days I do not go to the gym any one know what I am talking about or am I just crazy <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> <em>38</em> Thu, 22 Jan 2009 16:29:50 EST Defensive Driving Would love to hear others ideas on how to avoid contact with all of our friends in cars chatting away on their cell phones. One thing I do as soon as I pull out of my neighborhood is remind myself to focus and put everything else other than riding out of my mind. Find I am also enjoying riding a lot more that way also, Tue, 20 Jan 2009 08:19:54 EST 10 Ways to Stay Warm While Riding this Winter Found this article and thought it was worth sharing with my fellow Team members. <BR> <BR> There are enough sunny days throughout the winter months it’s worth getting out for a ride to make up for all those dreary days when you won’t care to ride. And even though a day in January may be sunny, it can be downright cold, so knowing what to wear and how to beat the chill will make your ride much more enjoyable. Times have changed from even 10 years ago. We know a lot more now about how to keep ... Wed, 14 Jan 2009 14:32:14 EST The Find More Energy Diet I found this article and had to share with the Team <BR> <BR> We all have days when we feel drained. But if you walk around in a fog a lot of the time, your "healthy" eating habits may be to blame. "Not eating right for your type of lifestyle is one of the biggest causes of fatigue," says Netty Levine, a registered dietitian at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, in Los Angeles. <BR> <BR> Refueling with three wholesome meals a day isn't easy, thanks to fast-lane lifestyles. Whether you spend your... Tue, 13 Jan 2009 12:47:24 EST Winter and Weight Loss We know when the temperature drops our weight does the opposite. As we tuck into pies and stews to ward off the winter chill we’re making sure there’s an extra – fatty – layer between us and the cold. And when it’s miserable outside nobody feels like getting up from the couch to exercise. <BR> <BR> The slow-down in physical activity and a winter diet of stodgy, fatty food are the main reasons people gain weight in winter. So, how do we avoid becoming as heavy as our favourite winter foods? <... Tue, 13 Jan 2009 12:08:23 EST To help guzzle that water On some days I have trouble getting in that 8+ cups just because there's no flavor. Since I don't want to add to my calorie count I'm always on the lookout for help with getting in my 8 dailies. <BR> <BR> I'm happy to have found something I can add to water that has ZERO calories, fat, carbs or sugar and 100% of daily Vit C (based on 2000 cal a day diet). The brand is 4C Totally Light Ice tea mix. It comes in several flavors (raspberry, cranberry/pomegranate, wild berry/pomegranate, etc),it... Fri, 9 Jan 2009 08:39:17 EST What kind of workouts? Would be interested to hear what everybody does to train. Lately I have been doing a lot of interaval training on the eliptical, starting to run and I usually train each body part with two exercises, two sets to failure twice a week and try to do core and stretching every day as I am really disfunctional in those areas! Thu, 8 Jan 2009 15:59:36 EST Great Motivational Quote! When beating yourself to death during your next workout, remember what Vince Lombardi once said: <BR> <BR> "The human body is capable of about anything, it is your mind you have to convince" <em>205</em> Wed, 7 Jan 2009 18:56:34 EST Hey everyone This is awesome, people who get it! <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> I got my license last March, my starter bike was an 07 Triumph America until September when I bought an 09 HD Street Bob. I'm working to lose 25-30 lbs that I gained after injuring my back, so that I can really enjoy riding this year. <BR> <BR> My bike is the biggest motivator I have right now, and other riders are probably the only people who understand that. <BR> <BR> So here's to better weather soon. <BR> <BR> Triskele Wed, 7 Jan 2009 08:52:06 EST What do we all ride? Karen & I have a 48 big twin flathead that we have owned since 1974. It is actually the only bike I have ever owned and I honestly have never ridden a bike with a foot shift. I wrecked it in 1975 and it sat in boxes for 3o years. I finally put it back together 2 years ago and now ride it almost every day. Maryland has pretty decent weather year round. Here is a picture:pic <link><BR>?pid=1347247&id=669206970 </link> Mon, 5 Jan 2009 09:05:20 EST Hello from the Maryland Eastern Shore Good to see some of my fellow riders are interested in their health so we can continue to ride well into our golden years! Sun, 4 Jan 2009 08:35:00 EST Stretching it Stretching is must for any rider. Whether you are doing cardio, strength training, getting ready for a good ride, or resting today, take time to give your body a good stretch. <BR> <BR> Good stretches are the ones that aren't done quickly. They are slow movements that lengthen your limbs and spine. The kind of stretches that make you feel like you have grown an 1" taller and make your body feel awake and alive. <BR> <BR> You can get some wonderful stretching techniques online (here are a fe... Sat, 20 Dec 2008 12:02:11 EST Excessive Motorcycle Noise Pollution Excessive motorcycle sound has been characterized as the single greatest threat to the future of motorcycling in the U.S. It is also considered to be more of an individual behavioral problem than any other particular aspect of the sound issue, and it’s one that can and should be managed by the rider. The debate has become divisive and exists now among motorcyclists themselves – there are those riders who take the issue seriously, conduct themselves accordingly, and resent those of a limited v... Tue, 16 Dec 2008 10:16:16 EST A word from Coach Dean Hi everyone <BR> <BR> As you may have noticed, we have had a few people join the site recently just to send a lot of solicitations over SparkMail. Much of this mail has been about Acai berry products, and is appearing all over the internet right now. <BR> <BR> To protect members from these scams and minimize the problem of junk mail in your Sparkmail box, we are making some changes and improvements in our site security, which should make SP less attractive to spammers. <BR> <BR> We still r... Sun, 14 Dec 2008 22:08:44 EST Hello! I'm a newbie to this team (but not to sparkpeople) <BR> I ride a 2000 Harley Davidson Deuce Softail (ripper; I love it!) <BR> I also paint bikes. I'm an airbrush artist. <BR> Anyways, I thought I would say, "Hello!" <BR> <BR> Sat, 6 Dec 2008 16:49:03 EST New member from Moses Lake WA Well, I shared another members excitement about this sight as a motivation for weight loss! Could not pass that up! Looking forward to finding out what is on these pages! Thu, 6 Nov 2008 19:09:47 EST Daily Weigh In"s REALLY!!!!!!!! <BR> does any one weigh them self's daily? <BR> I usually weigh myself on Fridays and some times on Monday depending on how bad the week end was. <BR> <BR> Thanks Thu, 6 Nov 2008 15:58:31 EST Events South Carolina - Upstate <BR> <BR> <BR> November 1, 2008 Lake Wylie, South Carolina <BR> Lake Wylie's 1st Annual Keep The Fireworks Poppin Poker Run <BR> Sponsored by Born to Ride Magazine, Mad Dog Cycles, T-Bones on the Lake, Ponder & Company, Garden Cafe, End Zone, Ponderosa, and LW Liquors <BR> The ride starts at Mad Dog Cycles, 4582 Hwy 49, in Lake Wylie. The first bike goes out at 11:00 am. The ride fee is $20.00 for the first hand and $10.00 for each additional hand. $200 will be ... Sun, 2 Nov 2008 08:18:54 EST Another Dang Biker... Howdy from Texas, yes it's another one of those Dang Texas Bikers and female at that who rides a 2003 aniv. chromed out to the max FXDL... Only because I am as tall as a Texas fence post, able to stand flat footed and look good on it. <BR> <BR> <BR> LOL! <em>100</em> Thu, 30 Oct 2008 09:53:54 EST VIRUS ALERT!!!! <BR> BIG VIRUS COMING !!! PLEASE READ & FORWARD !!! <BR> <BR> http://www.snopes. com/computer/ virus/postcard. asp <BR> <BR> Hi All, I checked with Norton Anti-Virus, and they are gearing up for <BR> this virus! <BR> <BR> I checked Snopes (URL above:), and it is for real!! Get this E-mail <BR> message sent around to your contacts ASAP PLEASE FORWARD THIS WARNING <BR> AMONG <BR> FRIENDS, FAMILY AND CONTACTS! <BR> <BR> You should be alert during the next few days. Do not open any messag... Wed, 29 Oct 2008 11:43:12 EST NEW MEMBER I am new to this group and to SP. Ride a 96 Ultra. <BR> Recently divorced and trying to deal with diabetes which is why I am trying to lose weight. Finding SP helps a lot. I do much better when tracking my food and exercise. Gotta find a way to do rides other than going somewhere for ice cream. Anyway I'll check back later. Thu, 23 Oct 2008 15:55:59 EST New to the team Just joined recently and wanted to say hello. Looking forward to getting to know everyone and sharing info, support and the like... <BR> <BR> You guys have a great day! <BR> <BR> twisted Thu, 23 Oct 2008 09:30:39 EST Business Trip Trouble Well had a week in Vega Baja Puerto Rico. Stayed at the a very nice hotel. There was group of 8 us and I had a very tough time stay on track. came back 7 lbs heavier NOT GOOD. I am week the hotel had a fitness room i used it only once. to much food and too much to drink. I need to learn how to eat out when I travel. Well back on track eating good and back at the gym. <BR> any ideas on eating out????? Wed, 22 Oct 2008 19:40:27 EST I'm new to the team. Hello! I ride a Heritage Softail & I LOVE it! I went to ride the Tail of the Dragon last summer & was mortified when I saw the pictures of me on my motorcycle leaning in the curves. I was thrilled at how my bike looked but I hated how my thighs looked. I am embarrassed at how I have let myself go. I am as large as I've ever been. My poor bike probably hates when I climb on board. I hope this website helps me stay motivated. I'm impressed with what I've seen so far. Thu, 16 Oct 2008 02:36:33 EST Help with Drinking water Ok 8 glasses of water a day wow lots of trips to the boys room. However does it need to be plain water or can we make diet ice tea. Does that count? <BR> Thu, 25 Sep 2008 18:07:08 EST Clarksville, TN Ralley next weekend Hubby and I and some friends are taking the Harleys and going there for the rally. Anyone else going? It is the Bikers Who Care Toy Run. <BR> Erin Fri, 12 Sep 2008 22:39:39 EST new to the team Hello everyone. I am new to this team and the whole computer thing. I ride with my husband on our 2006 Sportster 1200 custom. I don't get to ride very often cause I dont like to leave my kids with other people very often and I have arthritis in my back so when we do take a trip we have to stop very often for me to take a small break. I have considered learning to ride but still have cold feet. But even with cold feet I already have "picked" the bike I want, 883L. I am a vertically challenged ... Fri, 22 Aug 2008 23:13:45 EST Harley jokes any one? Her's one~ <BR> <BR> Arthur Davidson meets God <BR> <BR> The inventor of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle, Arthur Davidson, died and went to heaven. At the pearly gates, St. Peter told Arthur, 'Since you've been such a good man and your motorcycles have changed the world, your reward is, you can hang out with anyone you want in Heaven.' <BR> <BR> Arthur thought about this for a minute and then said, 'I want to hang out with God.' <BR> <BR> St. Peter took Arthur to the Throne Room and intr... Tue, 19 Aug 2008 20:29:13 EST Let's Ride and get skinny!!!! Greetings from Phoenix where we ride year 'round! <BR> <BR> I ride a Softail Deluxe and LOVE it! Put more miles on it in the past year than the three years I had my Shadow! I'm an Art Director, married with two furry kids...Hogs and Dogs are our motto. <BR> <BR> Determined to change my habits so I don't look like a blob on a bike! This is my year to do it!!!!! Thu, 14 Aug 2008 12:31:17 EST Hi from NC! Hi everyone. My hubby and I have a Harley and I am considering getting my own bike so trying to find a class and get my license! Anyways, we love to ride when we can. <BR> Erin Fri, 8 Aug 2008 12:59:12 EST New to this Team! I everyone. I'm Frosty, in SW Colorado. I am saving up for a down payment for a new V-Rod! <em>213</em> Mon, 4 Aug 2008 09:12:05 EST New Spark News! new scoop from sparks -- now you can have even MORE pictures!!! <BR> <BR> --------------------------- <BR> <BR> We're happy to announce the launch of two often-requested enhancements to the SparkPage photo gallery. <BR> <BR> 1) You can now add up to 50 photos to your gallery, up from 25. <BR> <BR> 2) You can now also change the order of your photos. Go to Edit SparkPage, the click Edit My Photo Gallery. You can then put your mouse on any photo to move it around the page, and click Sav... Fri, 25 Jul 2008 21:26:12 EST Hello Biker Chicks <em>145</em> I am new to this team, and now I feel at home. <em>145</em> Let me tell you a little about me. <BR> I am returning back to my healthy eating habits after gaining 8 lbs.,from when I just lost 45 lbs. <BR> So this is very difficult for me. <BR> My husband and I own a Harley repair shop. He IS the best motor man there is, and he builds beautiful bikes from the ground up. The shop is in our back yard. There are 2 out buildings, one is the machinist part of it, and the other part is new 2 st... Fri, 18 Jul 2008 22:09:58 EST Galveston Rally Is there anyone here from Texas that is olanning on going to the Galveston Rally at the end of Oct? Wed, 2 Jul 2008 01:23:13 EST A Happy Harley How-Do from Denver! Hey there everyone! I've been a Spark Memeber since 20006, but just got serious yesterday <em>246</em> I live in Denver with my hubby, 4 kids and his mistress "Nena" (our 2006 Super Glide). She'll be mine next year when he upgrades to a Road King. I'll probably rename her (is that bad luck?). Glad to be a part of the gang! Tue, 24 Jun 2008 18:32:15 EST Hey from MS Gulf Coast My friends call me Mel. I am from the MS Gulf Coast area. I had put on about 25lbs in the last couple of yrs and finally decided to get off my butt and do something about it. Well to date I have lost 13lbs and feel awesome about it. I hope to meet many new friends here. Sat, 14 Jun 2008 08:27:29 EST Hello From Texas Hello all , I am Laura and I live in central Texas. My husband and I have been without a bike for 2 1/2 years. Yesterday for his birthday we bought a 2008 street glide. We both love it. Cant wait for that breaking in period to be over with. After getting the bike, I realized just how much weight I have gained in the last 2 years. It is a lot more difficult to get on and off the bike with all this extra on me. The worst is when I put on jeans that just came out of the dryer, not a pretty... Thu, 12 Jun 2008 13:57:52 EST Newbie from N.E. Ohio.. ridin a Superglide Hello All... My name is "Z" and amongst close friends I'm nicknamed Amazon Z... since I'm so darned short at 6'1" tall. I ride a 2000 Dyna Superglide, which I've named.. "OZ" (Wizard name).. my first bike was a '83 Magna 750 I dubbed.."Boyfriend"... riding has become my love and passion. However....lately before getting into the saddle, I find myself doing squats and bends to get my jeans just pulled out of the dryer stretched out. <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> So I think it's time to get in sha... Thu, 12 Jun 2008 11:45:34 EST Hey there My name is Julee. I've been on Spark since December, but didn't really start getting active with it til about March. Working off the weight I gained over the last 10+ years - my Hashimoto's Thyroiditis went undiagnosed/untreated for a long time and really messed things up. <BR> <BR> I've pretty much been on motorcycles in one way or another all my life. My dad got his first Electra Glide when I was very small and I LOVED it when he'd put me on in front of him & we'd ride. He got me my fi... Thu, 15 May 2008 13:11:28 EST New Member I am in the process of loosing weight and trying to look good when I'm riding my motorcycle. riding my motorcycly is my favorite hobby. Tue, 13 May 2008 15:07:35 EST New Member Hi to everyone. I'm a 3 week Sparker. Names Kirk. Trying to find (still) my way around. Been a Harley nut for years. Had a 650 & 750 Triumph, 650 Yamahaha and 750 Honda 4. Then my first Harley, a '74 XLCH 1000. (Kick start-only) I loved it, wife hated it. Too uncomfortable for her. After 6 yrs of that, I bought a (new) 1980 80in FXEF (shovel). Marginally more comfortable. I sold it under poor advise before going overseas with the Airforce (Canadian). While in Germany, bought a 1989 FLHTC. S... Fri, 2 May 2008 17:55:25 EST New Member Well it is another riding season and I have yet to become the hot biker mama my sexy fit husband deserves. Of course he thinks I am perfect but I don't. I am looking forward to this experience with all of you. <BR> First big ride is May 3rd, yikes. <BR> Thu, 24 Apr 2008 09:43:39 EST First ride of the season 2008!! Hubby and i went out today for the first time this year (he has already riddena couple of times in 2008) He has a 2007 Harley Night Train.. Not too cold 55 degrees, sunny, no breeze...I was aprehensive at first it would be too cold, considering we live in Connecticut, and along the shorline too! But nope!! It was wonderful!!!...felt so good to be up there behind him, taking in the wind, and BREATHING!! Looking at the ocean waters sparkle, people walking, kids playing outside, flowers blooming... Sat, 5 Apr 2008 13:45:47 EST New Member Hi all! Spring is finally here and it's time to ride!! I was out on "my baby" yesterday for about 4 hours and it was brrrrrrrr (I live in New England). We stopped into an Italian bakery of all places but I was good! WOOHOO!! Can't wait to weigh myself this week :) <BR> <BR> Ride safe everyone!] <BR> Lydia Mon, 31 Mar 2008 23:24:29 EST new member hello everyone i am a new member and love spark peoples web site so far i have lost 4 lbs this week <em>224</em> . Mon, 24 Mar 2008 20:24:28 EST Hello everyone! Hi! I'm Dawn in Indiana. We had a spring like day yesterday and it made me want to ride and I thought to myself "I've never looked to see if theres a spark team for riders" so here I am. I'm counting down the days to spring/ nice weather and working out every day until then. I have a 2008 Sportster 1200L that my husband let me graduate too last summer after learning and crashing on a Honda the year before. Think I got the hang of it now :-) Mon, 3 Mar 2008 17:15:40 EST Hi New Member Here Ran across your team forum today and thought I would join... how is everyone? Wed, 20 Feb 2008 14:30:56 EST new member Hi, I'm new. I own a 2006 Heritage Softtail. I'm happy and excited to be on a weight loss program. Tue, 12 Feb 2008 15:26:22 EST How's everyone doing? Me not so good. I do great or horrible. I loose when I do great longer than horrible. I eat nothing, then I can't keep it up. Keeping weight off is the worst. As long as you never eat normal its fine, then one taste of sugar or whatever and its over again. So frustrating! Sun, 20 Jan 2008 13:20:56 EST Can I Join? I'm a Scooter 250cc rider. <BR> I just learned in September 07. <BR> I love to ride any chance I get. <BR> I do my 30 mile to and from work on my Scooter. <BR> Thu, 10 Jan 2008 11:06:45 EST yeah new here! Hey I'll join in, my husband and I love to ride, we'll be coming back to Milwaukee for the 105th next August, anyone gonna be there? We've had our bike since 2/1/07 and have 11,000 miles on it. We have 8 kids and 2 grandkids. We sneek out! Just kidding, we have X's. Let's talk! Tue, 1 Jan 2008 14:45:11 EST DESTINATION DAYTONA Anybody riding these days? <BR> Sat, 8 Dec 2007 23:32:46 EST Newcomber Hi everyone, I am new to the team. My dad, my son, and I ride. Good luck with your goals. Sun, 18 Nov 2007 18:37:20 EST Hello HDers! Hi, I am new to SP. I ride an 06 HD Softail Deluxe. I love to ride and am glad to meet other riders. I hope to loose weight, as riding does't give me much of a workout. LOL! HUGZ to all my new HD SP friends. <em>214</em> Thu, 12 Jul 2007 18:09:18 EST Newbie Hi, I'm in Michigan and new to this. I ride a Blue & Silver '06 Ultra Classic. Retired under protest :-) and looking for other's in Detroit 'burbs, a passenger(?), and a new job. OH, also would like to lose about 25lbs!!! Hmmmm. :-) Thu, 21 Jun 2007 16:37:34 EST Leaving the team I feel like I'm the only one in this team. Where is everyone? Out of the 34 members, how many are still active? <BR> <BR> I am sorry, but I feel it is time for me to step out of this team because it isn't active at all. I tried to add a thread to stir up some activity, but it didn't work out. <BR> <BR> I may rejoin later if there is a little more activity on the boards. <BR> <BR> Take Care. Mon, 4 Jun 2007 11:06:13 EST Riding The board seems to be a little slow at times, so I thought I would add a thread to maybe keep it moving. <BR> <BR> If you go for a ride - log your miles here - anyone up for this? <BR> <BR> <BR> I rode 20miles yesterday - not much, but a start for this season. Fri, 18 May 2007 13:38:10 EST 2007 Goals and Triumphs (Harleys) Here is a place to post your goals and challenges on your journey to a healthy, strong 2007 <em>104</em> with support from your friends... Wed, 3 Jan 2007 12:06:35 EST New HI <BR> I own a Sporster Low 1200cc in pearl black and black cherry! I love it. Kids are grown and gone so it is time for us to play. DH runs a Street Bob. I've only had mine since July so longest ride has been 100 miles. Hubby is giving me a new seat for our a-day. Bike is my inspiration ... I want to get leathers in a NON plus size! <BR> I am only a few days into SP so just learning. Time to take care of me for a change. Looks like I have a lot more to lose than most of you but I plan to g... Mon, 23 Oct 2006 22:04:42 EST Hello <em>67</em> <BR> Hi, I'm Sno from MI and I ride a 1200 sporty. Looks like it's just you and me in More will come. Glad to be here helping ya out with points. <BR> Sno Sun, 16 Jul 2006 12:50:07 EST