Sunday, February 15, 2009
Another 700 Miles and Fear Turns to Respect
2:01 pm est
So, I retired the Suzuki and finally started riding the Sportster and love it! Especially now with the new seat. Not
only is it more comfortable but I also like the way I sit on the bike better with the new set up.
is in; mid pegs are out! We've ordered forward controls and a lowering kit along with new grips and pegs. I'm now
learning what I want in a bike a little more each time we ride. We had planned to head down to The Keys a few weeks ago
but with the freezing (literally) weather we had in Florida, we decided against it. We did get some great rides in that weekend,
but not the one we were hoping for.
We went on a hunt for the Ocala Harley-Davidson dealer. On our first attempt
we got within 1/4 of a mile and figured we'd gone too far, turned around and went home. The next day we called for directions.
Turns out the address published in the HD road atlas was wrong. This time we tracked a route through the Ocala National Forest
and it was a great ride! Great roads, beautiful scenery and very little traffic.
Today the forecast called for
rain so we decided to stick close to home. I purposely wanted to get caught in the rain since we haven't had that experience
yet. I wanted to do it while we were close to home, with no race against time. We did and it was AWESOME! Granted it didn't
rain very hard, but the smells in the air just as the rain started was fantastic. We didn't stay out long and got home
before the real rain started. But, I'm gald we had the experience. ... we really do need to get some good rain gear.
So, now with another 700 miles under my belt the fear has turned to respect. I am really enjoying the rides now and
look forward to our next opportunity. Bike week is fast approaching and I think we're ready for it.