Given that my husband and I own a motorcycle accessories business www.LeaderMotorcycle.com — not to mention I’m such an avid motorcyclist that the photo on my book flap is of me on a motorcycle — I get asked so often: “Is there a motorcycle in your book?” that I will HAVE to include one in my next novel!
YES, I know exactly where that will fit in!
So went my thoughts as I was basking in the after-glow of my first motorcycle ride of the season. It was a 35-minute jaunt on the county roads around my home in semi-rural St. Francis, MN with my son as passenger.
Let me be decidedly un-literary for a moment: GOD, IT FELT GOOD!
The only tiny (and I mean near inconsequential!) mar was that it was technically illegal. (Or maybe that just made it more exciting?!)
I don’t have a license plate.
So here’s the story: I lent my motorcycle to the shop that does all our sewing (Desert Dawgs Rain Guards) so they could develope a seat for it. When it left here in November, it had a license plate. When I got it back on Thursday…no plate. So I rushed to the bureau on Saturday only to find out they were closed for a ‘belated’ Good Friday holiday. Frustrating! (But, as you can see, it didn’t stop me!)
Do you think an officer would let me off the hook with that story?? (It’s true.) Luckily I didn’t have to find out…