What happened to "ME" time?! Scottie
Work and Wife and Kidlettes. We feel your pain.
I've had parts sitting on the shelf since May. I might get to put them in this weekend, sending the wife and kid off to visit family First things first though, gotta meet my budy for beers.Scott
Made my first sortie in 39 days, courtesy of a stubborn bullet.Oops, familiar roads when not ridden for some time are the most dangerous in the whole wide world.So I lowsided, rather hefty, courtesy of a motorist unfamiliar with small roads, forcing me to the far side, decorated with a generous layer of fat slick mud.The mud was not so bad: only the crash bar took a severe beating and will have to be replaced.The man was helpful in lifting the bike. He was desperate: a major detour brought him into this spot, and he had no clue where he was and how to continue. So I could help him out with directions. I was also grateful for him to stop timely. I should not have slid a foot further.All in all an interesting re-entry.And the repair, that enabled it, did hold. Makes me happy.
+1You have your priorities just right.
Royalists- gives me good cheer that both you and your motorcycle avoided injury. Crash bars eh..... I am beginning to think they may be a wise addition to my machine! By the by , mud can be a wonderful tonic for the skin- some people ( well, mostly women I guess) pay perfectly good money to get themselves covered - and you got your treatment for free!
Finally rolled past 10,000 miles! I thought I was going to do it before summer, but when the chain started slipping on the completely worn out rear sprocket my riding season ended a week earlier than expected. Finally got the sprocket replaced a few weeks ago, but it's rained so much that I've been taking the car to work.This week: BEAUTIFUL! I love Autumn on the Texas Gulf Coast. (It's like Summer for most of you folks.) Lows in the mid-50s, highs around 75-80F. And since Autumn runs right into Spring, with barely a day or two of Winter most years, well, I keep telling myself I'll use the motorcycle more and the car less. Looks like I'm doing about 5000 miles per year, so about 1/4 of my miles. Surely I can up it to half!Since the luggage rack broke, I no longer have decently sized top case. I put a tail bag on the pillion seat but it's too small to carry rain gear. Guess I'm going to have to do saddle bags. I've gone through a lot of storage solutions on this bike, and none seems to work out.Hitchcock's carries a rack with those small Givi panniers (E21 "Cruiser") that looks really sturdy, but it's £225, about $363. Doesn't sound bad, but I'm not sure I should spend that right now.
Winter storage? What is this thing you call "Winter storage"? What would Wesley Pegden think of that?Cheers,Dan K.
Are you in the Houston area? Im trying to plan out a ride around lake Livingston and it would be cool if I could get another Enfield in the mix.