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    The Dragon Lady Rides Again!

    Last weekend, we celebrated my grandmom's 100th birthday. Thanks to AngysDad in the Side Car forum, we were able to hook up with Michael Oliver in Sebastian Florida who provided her transportation to the party.

    More to come on this story detailing the amazing reach of the internet and the motorcycling community we participate in. Meanwhile, here's the video.


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    What a awesome guy to do this for your grandmother's 100th. She's happening!
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    What a WONDERFUL video. And Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries was so apropos. I enjoyed it almost as much as, I'm sure, Mrs. Kline did! My hat's off to those who arranged such a treat.
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    The Dragon Lady's first ride


    Here is a link to pictures and the story of her first ride four years ago.

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    "Are we leaving today or tomorrow?"

    I simply love this. Thanks for posting, Tracy.

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    That was only one of many one-liners.

    My fav was just after she met Mike and yells out, "Hey, why don't you all go ahead and I'll stay here with him!"

    She is a scream!

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    Sometimes a little effort can bring great results.

    I love granny's smile.

    I wonder which side of the grass I'll be on when I hit the century mark!
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    That's great Tracy! Somewhere I have a picture of a friend taking a 70 year old grandma around a racetrack on a racing sidecar. Again a marvelous smile!!
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    I love her dance at the end of the ride!
    Just awesome.
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    Thanks for this Tracy. . .what a wonderful video. You guys made not just her day, but I'm sure her week, month, and year (I noticed that this was 'the most fun she's had since the last ride' which means she remembered that one for years).

    Our healthcare system spends SOOOOOO much money trying to 'fix' people at this end of their life, but with very little success in making their lives better. .. . . meanwhile, what most of them need is for their families to pay more attention to them and a sidecar ride once in awhile! And how much did this ride cost? No insurance company administrators to approve the procedure, no lines to wait in, and no complicated paperwork trying to figure out how much medicare will pay out of the billed cost . . . .
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    Thanks for the comments, everyone! She means alot to her grandchildren who tend to disagree with her daughters who feel she is just this side of an invalid. She gets around better than they do. She broke her hip less than six months ago. (second time in 3 years!) Our parents insisted she would be using a walker for the rest of her life. Does that dance at the end look like she needs one?

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    Steve Miller said it best...Dance, Dance, Dance

    My grandpa, he's 95
    And he keeps on dancin'
    He's still alive

    My grandma, she's 92
    She loves to dance
    And sing some, too

    I don't know
    But I've been told
    If you keep on dancing
    You'll never grow old
    Big D
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    Awesome!!!!

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    Rally great!!

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    That was so cool!
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