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Thursday, December 14, 2006

Sunday's Ride...

Sunday was a rare riding day for me...I think this is the first time I have cranked my bike in several weeks. Yikes! Winter is indeed here *sob*...

One of my girlfriends gives me a call and says she's headed out to Canon City...did I want to go?

Heck yes!

I have two problems:

1. I blew the fuse on my heated hand grips so I had to get down in the fuse box. On the Fatboy, it is under the seat and the passenger strap thingy is attached to my saddlebag. In other words, I had to take the saddlebag off. I did, no problems...ten minutes later, my grips are back heated.

2. I attempted to blow my knee out skiing Saturday. That's attempted. I'm alright, my knee is just sprained. Can I manage hopping on and off the bike with a owie leg? I wrapped it up good and tested...yes..I can do this.

I just have to remember to put the left foot down first--which is what I do anyway.

The temps for the day are the low 50's so I bundled up. Yes, I look like the Michelin Man in black. Not only that, I have a peg leg too!

I met up with my girlfriend and no, we ended up not going to Canon City--I'm thinking it was going to be too cold as flashbacks to my last trip up there resulted in a frozen Wahine. Not my idea of fun.

Instead, we headed up to Manitou. Manitou is a really cool artsy town that has a lot of shops to wander in and out of. Whooohoooo!!! Motorcycling, eating and shopping!! This girl is in heaven.

Around 3:30 we started to lose daylight and more importantly--heat. The roads were fairly clear, but there were some wet spots on the road and I didn't want to get caught when the water spots turned to ice. After all, I crashed Saturday on my skis and remembered it was not a pleasant experience.

My riding is about done for the year. I have my little boy this year for Christmas and New Year's so those weekends will be spent with him.

Well, no motorcycling adventures...but we are planning on riding those pesky skis again after Christmas!!

~Keep the Shiny Side Up~

~The Rainbow Wahine


Beaker said...

Your riding may be over for the year but you now have the luxury of being able to ski!! That is something that I have never done but one day hope to. Maybe you could post about your skiing adventures in place of your riding??

I will continue posting over our summer, so there will be plenty for you to read.

If I don't get back online before hand, I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and enjoy sharing the day with your son.

Lucky said...

Hey Christine,

Being completely addicted to motorcycling, I'm always on the lookout for anything that can stretch my riding season (even just by a few weeks). My suggestion: get a heated vest! These things are light - no bulky Michelin Man look - and man, are they ever warm.

Who knows, maybe Santa will bring you one? Of course, that depends on how naughty you've been ;-)

Merry Christmas,

Biker Betty said...

Hi Christine,
It's the day before Christmas Eve and I wanted to pop over and wish you and your son and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Betty :)