Traveling for motorcycles and operating on the far side of crazy


By Vicki Scott

This article is an attempt to make you laugh.

On March 22, my dear husband Alan, his older brother and I traveled from Dadeville to about 25 miles south of Jacksonville, Florida to pick up a motorcycle. Alan’s brother had found it online and decided that he just had to have it. He only has about 37 motorcycles.

Alan’s brother allegedly talked Alan into going in halves on the Florida motorcycle. I found this out by overhearing a conversation Alan was having with a friend of his, during which Alan told said friend that he bought a motorcycle, not even mentioning his brother. Alan went on to say if he had a cigar, he would offer him one as if the motorcycle was a new baby.

I do not mind Alan buying anything, but I reminded him that he had told me the motorcycle was for his brother. Alan’s response was that his brother talked him into splitting the costs. Alan eventually told me of three previous times that he had split the costs of a motorcycle with his brother.

I then told Alan that I was going to go with my friend to pick up a camper. He responded that he would go in halves if I happened to find a motorcycle in the process. While searching online, I found a hot pink Harley Davidson. I had plans to get a helmet and leather jacket to match it, but Alan would not agree to going in halves for accessories. I soon found a hot pink Ducati for sale in Austin, Texas. The rims were an electric hot pink.

After sharing my experience with our daughter, Eva, who is a 100 percent daddy’s girl, she naturally took daddy’s side and said something about letting Alan have his motorcycles. She did approve of my Ducati, of course, but insisted I was on the far side of crazy. My craziness trekked on.

Do not worry, as there is no Ducati in my future. Quite frankly, motorcycles are not my thing. I love to ride one, but always with Alan driving.

The enjoyment of the scenery without the need to focus on the road is enough for me.

Calling my husband’s bluff tends to give my life a little more energy and joy. He can keep his three halves of motorcycles.

Vicki Scott may be contacted at

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