Thursday, November 22, 2007

Weather predicting shoulder.......

So this morning the weather predicting shoulder spoke. 35 degrees, 20 MPH wind, and an 80% chance of rain on Saturday canceled the plans for the bikes this weekend. Looking outside right now, I think it was a good choice. It is actually raining outside, and this is when we would have been hitting Dallas. I just hope the shoulder stops reacting to cold like this as it heals, cold and damp is not even a little bit comfortable. Oh well......



Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Cold, windy, wet, and on two......

The forecast calls for 20 MPH winds, chance for rain, and 42 degree weather. This is called payback weather. For people who ride in Texas and gripe about the heat. I always tell rookies to enjoy the 100 degree days because when (if) winter comes in, you will miss the heat. I am sitting in the garage next to a loaded bike, listening to the wind blow outside, and all I can think of is how nice it will be to be knees in the breeze even if it is below freezing.

For anybody that wants to check my math...... 42 degrees + 65 MPH = 27 degrees WCF.

I think Kel has the best observation for my particular outlook on these things... "It is just different for you, you're stupid"

on that note, I will go to bed and dream of a vibrating lawn chair.



Monday, November 19, 2007

Thanksgiving prep....

The shoulder is doing well, full range of motion, very little pain. We will know when we get to Waco if riding with the shoulder was a good idea. Got the beast inspected and the tags renewed today. I had to teach the guy at the station how to inspect a motorcycle. All that is left to do is an oil change. I just hit 15000 KM. I want to make sure it is in good shape before the Dallas trip. I just changed out the vacuum lines, looked like I had a leak in one. Not good for the engine.