Riding Diary for 2014

Now I can write about my rides here and keep up with it.

  1. The one thing I hate about riding motorcycles...

    As I was coming back from a ride, I realized the one thing that I hate about my rides is stopping. When I go for a ride I don't want to stop moving, I try to find roads with no stop signs. When I am on the bike I feel graceful, when I ride to a stop especially when I park, when I start up again it feels awkward, especially cause my bike is top heavy. But when I am moving all is right with the world. I feel like those dogs with their heads out the window, there is something about that movement that ...
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  2. Critters

    I went over to Tellico again to get Pizza this time. (always food involved) as I was coming around a turn and topping a hill, there it was, not sure exactly but right in the middle of the road. No way to swerve around it so I held on tight and ran over it. Coming back the other way I looked for it and it was a possum. Thinking back I thought about how I could have avoided it. Going too fast was the biggest mistake, even then though it seemed like it came out of nowhere and there was no way I could ...
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  3. Getting out there

    Got out and rode to Tellico this morning. Dodged one car making a left with out signalling, blamed myself for being impatient and not waiting to see what he was going to do. Watched this other car and covered my brake till we made eye contact and I thought he could see me. The ride to Tellico was great! Got some pastry and came back at 8am this morning. Still rusty on the curves but the more I ride the better it feels and the smoother it feels. That's my goal to ride smooth, no jerky moves in the ...
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  4. Just riding around the area

    I rode over to the next town again to visit with friends. Good half hour ride with no tiredness or fatigue so far. That is my biggest worry now, I am more out of shape than I have ever been and it affects my riding. I HAVE to exercise to build up my stamina if I want to ride to Bug Bash this year. I get too exhausted after the ride and can't enjoy myself visiting with others. Last time I just stayed at the hotel and got a good nights sleep and rest to ride back the next day, but I missed spending ...
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  5. Adjustments

    I bought a new seat from Larry, and it is an adjustment. It sits me up a little bit higher and I am on my balls of my feet already. Now I am on the tips of my toes. I just go slowly when I am backing out or parking somewhere. Always try to keep it in second gear so things are not so twitchy when going slow as well and keeping the front wheel straight whenever I use my front brake. I've gone down a couple of times with that front brake and turned front wheel. The seat is a great seat and I suspect ...
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