Many motorcyclist hold a belief that they can not ride in the winter. It mostly has to do with getting their bike dirty. I did not buy my bike to keep it showroom floor clean. I bought it to ride it.
I didn't make it though the last round of layoffs. So I was home waiting for my ship to come in when I glanced at the weather forecast. 50's today, showers in the afternoon. The sky was quite blue, as were my spirits. I needed to shake things up.
Two months off the saddle is too long. Time to get out, get dirty, have fun.
The New Hampshire tag on ADV was an hour closer than the MA tag, so I checked out some directions and headed north. A smile formed on my face as I took the first on ramp. Riding...it does a soul good.
The back roads were wet, the main roads dry. Lots of frost heaves. The temps so warm, I cracked the visor, and pushed down the collar. For the first time in a week, I was happy to be out of work.
Dilbert has a way of putting things into perspective.
I hope you have not been hit by the economy. But if you have, why not just go for a ride?