I rode yesterday for about 100 miles and then after Church I went for a 20 mile spin to look at a 12ftx30ft storage shed. It was 60 yesterday and 64 today so it was real nice riding---middle of December and still riding????
It was 59 degrees high, Sunday afternoon when I rode in to work on computers for a few hours. Although it was only a 24 mile round trip it was nice to be back in the saddle again! I always think of Roy Rogers when I say that:biggrin:
It needs to warm up about 10 more degrees for me to ride today. I have to get a safety inspection on one of the scooters, so I can finish the registration process.
Looking at the immediate week, the temps are up, so maybe I (WE) can start riding again.
It keeps raining here in God's country almost every day so all I've done recently is try to calm my bikes down and tell them that I want to get out on those beautiful country roads as much as they do.:biggrin:
We had absolutely beautiful weather today so I jumped on the scoot and rode south about 60 miles and had a great breakfast and then south again an additional 20 miles to the Roaring River State park in the Mark Twain National forest recreational area, just about 20 miles north of NW Arkansas.
It started to really cloud up and looked like rain so I headed home at a somewhat high rate of speed and outran the clouds.
I did stop and get my summer BUZZ haircut that makes hot weather so much more enjoyable.
Myself and a friend put about 160 miles total on our bikes on Monday. It was finally very beautiful with radiant blue skies, with surreal green everywhere. Only trouble was it was like 52 degrees, with a 15 mph headwind from the direction we traveled into the NOEL Missouri area.
We had a great time because in the rural heartland, on secondary roads, on a week day, there is very little traffic of any kind. We jumped a few deer from hiding and steered around suicidal squirrel's and a pack of hungry, mean wiener dog's!
We settled for lunch instead of our usual big breakfast but a foot long chili dog, fries and strong coffee helped take the chill away. *** No wiener dogs were donor's to make my chili dog:wink:
I will start my scoot up and head east this morning and maybe do about 175 miles or so roundtrip. Of course I will indulge in the obligatory biscuit's and gravy, compiled in some greasy spoon Ozarks café, where all the food is great.
The weather at 8 AM is beautiful, 65 degrees under blue skies with no wind. High will approach 80 or so.
BD, as I was watching that I kept thinking that a huge wave of water was coming!
I had a new 1989 V-max and in order to use it for touring, I would want a real seat and not a leather covered 2X8 and a much larger gas tank. Of course a windscreen would be needed too. I had a very expensive passenger backrest and luggage rack combo from Yamaha's custom parts dept and even in 1989, it was $399
I also have a2009 Ram 1500 Big Horn, 4x4 hemi pickup, with the mega cab, custom exhaust and K&N and it moves the bacon! Mines bright red.
Crusty, I love the XS11 and I had a brand new one in 1981, a silver metallic powerhouse! I put a Vetter Windjammer 3 with lowers on it and a backrest and luggage rack. Later, I had a Ural sidecar installed on it. It was a beautiful outfit.:biggrin:
I went for another wonderful 150 mile round trip breakfast ride yesterday and everything around here is so green it looks surreal.