Sunday, December 30, 2007

Year Round Rider

My name is Gail, and it's been 6 weeks since I've been on a motorcycle ride. "Hi, Gail".
I got my December ride in today, and it was...well, cold. Not Alaska kind of cold, more like, I sit in an office all day long, and anything under 50 is cold, kind of cold. (It was about 40)
I had my Gerbing tops and bottoms on under my Rev IT riding gear. I had ski socks on under my Oxtar boots. But I didn't exactly put any of this to the test as I "braved" the elements for all of 25 miles. LOL.
My Shoei RF1000, is very airy, as I rolled on the throttle down the entrance ramp, I could feel the wind sneaking in the cracks on the face shield. And then there were my fingers. Brrr. I had a pair of thin liners on under my Olympia winter weight gloves, but the fingers get cold quickly. Yeah, yeah, I need a new's a Catch 22 really. I don't ride all that much in the 30's, so I don't want to spend the $$. And I don't ride much in the 30's because...duh...I don't have good cold weather gloves. Sighhh.
It was a nice little ride, we stopped at work for a photo op. No side of the road to speak of these days, so I figured the quiet campus at work would be a better venue. Then we bailed on the idea of a long ride to the coast, and took a quiet back road directly to a coffee shop. Let's face it, all my winter rides are just excuses for a cappuccino!
See you out there next month, if the sun is shinning and the road is dry and the spirit is willing.


Anonymous said...


I've enjoyed your blog and believe you can answer a question regarind long distance riding comfort. I have a question for you. Namely, my 2006 K1200LT seat is unbelievably uncomfortable after 100 miles or so. Also, the locked-in footpegs cause knee pain after 400 miles. Have you any experience with how to remedy these problems? If not, I may be forced to switch to a Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic.


Gene Huegin

SheRidesABeemer said...

Well now, don't switch to a HD just 'cause I don't have the answers! I recommend you ask other K12LT owners. The LT is a far different beast than the GT.
Try the LT Forum:

Or the MOA Forum:

Good luck!

Unknown said...

Glad you were able to get out on the road for a while today. Have a happy New Year!