I gave her a pat on her solo cowl, turned off the garage light, and walked out to drive my truck to work in the rain...it is sunny now and I am really pissy about it.
My motto has been "I'd rather ride to work in the rain than drive home in the sun" I broke my own rule and I know better. It is sunny and 75F with no wind or humidity and I will be heading home soon. I deserve to have to drive the truck home for my transgressions. I was not the real deal today and I apologize to all.Been there, done that.
would u pls tell him Ray with the Snorty sez Hi? he got a kick out of me saying that,I keep in touch with him. He and his wife just got back a couple of weeks ago from their annual 2 week bike trip. They are both doing well.
Rain riding is actually fun when its planned, but make sure you have decent tread, and a helmet. But when you are not prepaired for it, it absoutly sux!The crappy weather service strikes again.
Looked at the tv weather when I got up.
They said that it would be cloudy with a slight chance of a few sprinkles.
It's been raining lightly for hours now.
Apologize??? For what??? I'm sure most of us avoid riding in the rain when we can (I know I do!). It's all part of risk management. Once I had to teach MC class on a Saturday when the forecast was for rain, a northeasterly wind, and 40s all day. I had an hour's drive each way and I thought, what the heck, I'll be in it all day anyway, I'll just ride. My bike (2010 Honda NT700V sport tourer) had a windscreen and fairings, and I had rain gear, but I didn't have heated gear at the time. I was so cold and miserable by the time I got home that I vowed that I would never make that mistake again. Teaching takes a lot of me anyway, but even more so in the rain. If the forecast calls for rain for more than "a stray shower or thunderstorm is possible", I don't hesitate to drive to class. At least I have a convertible so if the sun shines, I'm still good!My motto has been "I'd rather ride to work in the rain than drive home in the sun" I broke my own rule and I know better. It is sunny and 75F with no wind or humidity and I will be heading home soon. I deserve to have to drive the truck home for my transgressions. I was not the real deal today and I apologize to all.
In some ways riding in the rain proves ur a pretty good rider because some ride in theDitto, I love riding in rain or snow,
freezing rain and lightning storms, not so much,
Ya just don't miss a chance ta chow down do ya? Sam, I am Glad u had a great ride!Start: 1,517, 9-8-21. Finish: 1,583 for a total of 66 beautiful miles! Left home at around 8:30 AM and it was 65 degrees and on the return it was 81 so the weather was great with blue skies and no wind.
I rode to Joplin and had breakfast and talked to a Navy Veteran Friend there for an hour or so. I rode South to North Neosho then East to Diamond and on east to Sarcoxie then North to Avilla and then West to my Home. The Dealer repairs worked great and the Spyder was perfect: Rear air bag wouldn't accept air, the 'Frunk' latch was sticking and the seat latch didn't work. Warranty of course.
The weather seems to be getting cooler so I will be riding more in the near future.