Sunday, October 17, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
This SATURDAY, SATURDAY, SATURDAY at 6:30. The long range forecast is awesome. Calls for 70 and lots o' sunshine. Of course bring a jacket because it starts a half-hour before it gets dark, and it will be chilly, but so what, we will have a giant wooden man to burn.
Dang near mid October, and it was 80+ all weekend long. After the stop at Motoprimo, Christian, Jenn and I made quick work of some of 'Sconnie back roads. Between the art fairs, leaf peepers, old guys in Buicks, and, yes, motorcyclists, the roads were plumb full, by cracky. Everyone was out there squeezing in one last hooorah. Can't say that we blame them.
Little Timmy and I made the trip to Motoprimo on Saturday to test ride the newly re-designed Sprint GT. Though the test ride was nice (go ahead and take it for as long as you want, so said the salesman... :) We were in it for the free t-shirt because we are such whores for free motorcycle t-shirts. Personally, I liked it. Similar feel to my 2000 Sprint, but way more refined, and more comfortable. Another bike to add to my short list of bikes (that I'll never be able to afford to by anytime soon.... Let's where should we start: the new BMW 1000RR; Triumph Daytona 675; and adventure bike of some kind... and on and on and....) Anyway, the IronWorks crew was there live and in person... Enjoy this cheesy camera phone image.
The Green Beast, AKA: the ZRX1200, turned 40,000 miles on Saturday. Minus the 1700 that were on the clock when I bought it, it's been a great 38,300 mile ride so far. Still runs great; trouble free; reliable. What more can be said. Looking forward to the next 40,000. I got some catching up to do to get up there with Christian's old VFR which is in the neighborhood of 88,000.
We're more than two months away from the start of winter and this shit makes a landing three weeks into fall? Damn, it could be long one...