Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year's Day Motorcycle Rides

It is somewhat of a tradition to attempt to ride on New Years Day.
In New Hampshire, this is not always easy.
As of Monday, I would have said impossible.
I was up to my bumper in snow.
Dude where is the rest of my car?

But alas this is New England. We need only to wait a minute..or in this case 4 days.
It was 50 degrees and there was a eat to ride to be had.

Seeing as there had been a snow storm earlier this week...there was quite a lot of road salt.
Pass the salt

More evidence of bike abuse
bike abuse

Only one thing to wash
wash me

I hope you ushered in the new year in a way that made you smile.
And may all our roads be smooth this year.

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Andrew Thomson said...

Excellent dedication! My New Year's Day ride was in slightly different conditions...

Happy New Year!

Joe said...

Have a wonderful 2011, Gail! Much happy riding!

- Joe at Scootin' da Valley

redlegsrides said...

Excellent start for the New Year Gail!

I managed to get out as well, but then again, it's a Ural. : )

I shouldn't have washed her afterwards though, it was still cold enough to cause all the water to form a frozen layer of ice on Natasha! It was clean ice though, so its all good.

Happy New Year


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Stacy said...

Wow, what a difference a few days makes.

Happy New Year to you and yours.

BeemerGirl said...

From three+ feet of snow to nuthin' in days! Wonderful. Glad you were able to get out and enjoy some fine weather. That salt scum looked nasty!

Happy New Year and best wishes for some wonderful rides!


Baron's Life said...

I am surprised to hear you were actually able to ride with the kind of weather you folks were having on the East Coast...but hey I'm gad you were able to do so and from the mischievous smile on your face in the picture, I can tell you had fun. Cheers

SonjaM said...

Unfortunately my New Year's ride happened to be on a plane. Glad, you could get out. It's a great ritual to welcome the new year on a bike. Happy New Year and happy trails! SonjaM