Yesterday I had to take my bike to the dealer for what might be an extended time. Coming home and seeing the empty spot in my garage where my bike normally sits was a strange feeling. It made me realize that I have not had to leave my bike overnight anywhere for as long as I can remember, so that should the weather be right I always had the option of going for a ride. Its a strange feeling to know that no matter how nice the day is, and even if I have nothing else on my agenda, there will be no ride, at least until the bike gets home. This made me feel almost grateful that today is starting out cold, damp and very windy; the kind of day that I would not have even considered going out for a ride. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the bike's problem is fixed while there still is at least some hope for mild days and motorcycle rides.