A couple weeks ago, I wrote about the self-fulfilling prophecy and my need for a biker's bell. Well, I have an update.
I got a bell! And now I am fully protected from road gremlins.
I want to thank fellow writer and blogger EM Sky (awesome author name!) for taking the time and care to find and send me a bell (and the expense!). I got the bell last Friday and it came with a fun story. Here is a portion from her letter:
So I'm driving up to Atlanta yesterday, on my way to a meeting, and as I'm zoning out on the highway something suddenly catches my eye: a row of motorcycles. I look over and discover that they are in front of a motorcycle dealership. And not just any motorcycle dealership, but a Harley Davidson motorcycle dealership. [Lisa's note: I mentioned in my post that the bell can be found at most Harley stores] "No way!" I think to myself, and I check again. Yes way, definitely Harleys. No question.
I check for traffic, and discovering myself alone in a miraculous "traffic bubble," I careen off the highway at the last second into the dealership lot. (Never fear... my whip-lash entrance did no damage to any of the lovely Harleys, nor to myself, nor to Padme, my beloved Jeep, who has accepted my impulsive nature from the beginning.)
Very funny. EM and I have never met, by the way, but we read each other's blogs. EM went into the dealership and found that there were several kinds of bells. She selected this lovely one for me. It says "Lady Rider" and came in a small velvet bag with a copy of the legend that confirmed the bell's powers are greatest when the bell is given to the biker. This is awesome news because it means that my new bell is supercharged. (Side note: Thoughtful gifts are always supercharged, for both parties, don't you think?)
That furry thing at the bottom of the picture is my 16 year old cat, Paris, who is checking to make sure the bell works. It does! I love it. It is a much nicer bell than I had on my last bike. I immediately put it on Hazel. Here's a look.
You can see the bell right below my headlamp. Now I am protected. I am blown away by EM's generosity. Doubly nice is that I can tell by her letter that she really enjoyed the whole experience too. Please stop over and check out one of her blogs, all under the banner of Mind Unbound - a great concept. Now I have the self-fulfilling prophecy working in my favor, not against me!
Thanks EM, for making my week and saving me from those nasty road gremlins!