Saturday, February 27, 2010

Riding!!!

Finally, after what seems like the longest winter we've had since we lived here, there was a ray of hope today that it would soon be over and spring is coming! It couldn't have come sooner, lol! The last 3 weeks have been almost complete chaos at work, we got put on mandatory overtime 3 weeks ago. I'll definitely take the hours without complaining, but it makes for long, stressful days as the shop foreman and safety officer, I am definitely ready for some road therapy!

Today was our nicest day we've had in a long time, sunny with a little haze and topping out at 38 degrees. I got my 1st good day of riding for 2010 in today and my 1st real ride on my Sportster. I covered about 200 miles on Kansas back roads today and it felt great!! The sporty rides great, nice and smooth on the highway and the new pipes added some great tunes to the day. My single complaint of the day is the stock seat on the sporty absolutely sucks. My tailbone was killing me 20 minutes into the ride and is really hurting now. The only saving grace was that it's still too cold for my wife to ride so I was solo, enabling me to put my feet back on the passenger pegs. Being able to change up positions frequently made it tolerable, along with some ibuprofen, lol! One thing I really like about the sporty is the factory thumbscrew throttle lock. It's kind of a pain in the ass to set due to it's position and me wearing gloves, but once set it was more than good enough to shake out my right hand occasionally. So far, I'm really impressed with the sporty and like it more and more every mile I ride it. Other than the seat, it's a great scoot. Hopefully the weatherman is right and tomorrow is a little nicer so I can put some more miles on her!
Kansas is pretty flat, lol!
Obligatory poser shot-
my ugly mug, lol!-
Ride safe!!


2 comments:

motoroz said...

We finally had some nice weather here in Texas also. Bikes everywhere!

Mr. Motorcycle said...

Glad you were able to get out and enjoy your new ride. I still got a ways to go before enough snow has melted.