Friday, October 26, 2007

2 of 2 Bobbahs

Yesterday I saw Kory loading a bobber we just finished into a trailer to be delivered. This particular bobber is unlike any that we have done in the past 10 years at least! It has a suicide shift, which means that you shift with your hand, and a foot clutch. Two components that very few people associate with a Perewitz bike. This means that you have to get it in neutral before you stop so you can put two feet down.

Well I have been wanting to ride this bike since it was done but just hadn't worked up enough nerve to do it because I have never ridden a bike like this. Also so far Kory and my dad are the only ones that have been able to ride this bike. I though OK now my last chance. So I went outside and asked Kory if I could try to ride it (don't worry Frank!) before it left. He went over how to do it and the basics of it and said "just don't panic, think about what you are doing". The bike has a hydraulic clutch therefore it is jumpy. I practiced letting the clutch out and before I knew it I was riding it!!!

Kory going for a ride. Unfortunately I didn't take
any pictures yesterday!!!

Normally when there is something I have never done I usually look for my dad's confidence, "oh Jod you can do it, go ahead" but my dad is in Chicago. I figured Kory was somewhat responsible for the bike so if he didn't think I could do it then he probably wouldn't let me.

But I did it and wish I had earlier so I could ride it a couple of times! Frank you will have to let me borrow it!!


Donna T. said...

Jody, for what it's worth, I have confidence that you can do just about anything you set your mind to. Good for you!

J. Perewitz said...

Thanks Donna!! I should have just called you and got some confidence!!

Mike said...

Jody, you rock.It takes courage to jump on a bike like that and ride it.
Especially when it belongs to somebody else! Nice job.
You should have called - it would have been a great picture. Next time!

Anonymous said...

Way to go Jody, I would have had to many nerves in my stomach to do it, you know me and my nervous stomach!!! HA.