The Baron at Betty’s, and Beyond…

26 December, 2005 Temperature: 33 degrees F

`Twas the day after Christmas, and all through the town

Hardy souls were out riding their motorbikes around

The skies were quite cloudy, there was a chill in the air

But we rode like children, without a worry or care

Through downtown Minneapolis, and on into Saint Paul

On roads free of ice, with no traffic at all

We stopped once for coffee, at Betty’s Bikes and Buns

Coffee Break At BBandB.

Then we jumped back on our bikes, to have some more fun

There was Mark on his Transalp, and me on the Baron

We raced through the `Cities, with much skill and darin’

Too soon it was over, we both had to go home

Back to our wives and children, who miss us when we roam

But we promised each other, as we parted ways

That we would do this again, one of these fine winter days

So now I’m back home, with my girls by my side

Seasons Greetings to All, and to All a Good Ride!

4 Responses to “The Baron at Betty’s, and Beyond…”

  1. Randy Brody Says:

    Rode to work today in Duluth Minnesota. The high is supposed to be 33F. It’s been so warm that our snow is going away.

    If I had a beater bike I could ride more often. My Honda Hawk is too nice to get it rusty and pitted. But when the roads are dry and clear I can sneak in a ride.

    Keep up the good work.

  2. Kurt Layman Says:

    I enjoy your writing and experience. Keep it up. A belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Thanks!

  3. mnscooter Says:

    Hey Randy,

    If you had a scooter, you could ride to work more often. The plastic bodywork on the Baron protects much of the metal from corrosion, and of course it won’t rust either. I will soon be looking into a product called “Boeshield”, that one of my readers recommended. I will let you all know how that works.

    Thanks Kurt. Same to you and yours…

    Ride well,



    Read you every day. Your nuts! I like that.


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