Back in the saddle!

P255-377-256-312-000h-0020-c10-l056-02-0360-1080-0359-1079-000-LB00-1So today was the first day I was able to ride, this year. It’s probably the latest I have ever gotten on the streetbike. Talk about a long, cold winter. This was it. My neighbor called and wanted me to bring his bike back to him. A little history here. He stores my small Farmall tractor (the one with the lawnmower attached) in his barn for the winter, giving me more space in my shed for Ol Bessie, all decked out in full winter snow-moving gear and I store his Honda VT500 Ascot in my heated basement for the winter. Works out good for both of us as neither has to pay storage. If he needs any work done on his bike I can take care of that over the winter. No pressure. I like that option. So I fired his bike up this morning and rode it over to his place. It was such a nice day that after he dropped me off at home I got my ST1100 out and went to town to fill it up with fresh gas. That was so much fun that I got out the CB700 Nighthawk and made a ten mile loop around the neighborhood on that. Later I strapped my fiddle and mandolin on the back of the big bike and rode it to church for our weekly Saturday night service. It was waaay too nice to be sitting in a car, I figured. Tomorrow is supposed to be just as nice so hopefully, I can get out again for a bit of a run. Still lots of sand out there so one must be prudent! That and the fact that my riding skills are a bit rusty from not riding for six months! Oh wait, I just remembered that I did ride to work on December 3rd last year so I guess it hasn’t been that long. Sure feels like it though…

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