09
Mar
10

First Ride

After several months of chomping at the bit to get out and ride, the day finally came!!  Saturday the forecast was for 45 degrees and sun, what better day for my first ride of the year?  Friday after work, I spent a coupe of hours chipping the ice off the driveway in a path wide enough for my bike to get down (uggh…good workout 🙂

Saturday afternoon I donned all my gear (felt like that little kid from “A Christmas Story”) and headed for the shop.  Apparently, I wasn’t the only one with that idea, tons of riders were out and the shop was full.  I hung out for a while and had some much needed Mt. Dew, then headed back out.  Total, I only rode about 60 miles, but a ride is a ride and I was happy!!  Yesterday was my first commute into work on the bike of the year and I managed to ride in again today.  Hopefully I can keep my car in the garage more and more (keep the sun coming)!!

Starting mileage on the Ninja for the years:  20, 637 miles – I hope to have that well over 30,000 miles by year’s end.

I’m currently in the process of transferring the current blog onto WordPress as I’m using a Windows based netbook for my big trip instead of my Macbook so please bear with me.  I should have everything done fairly soon.

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