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Sunny, Blue Skies and Dry Asphalt

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Every year I probably say this, but it seems like I wait longer and longer for spring to come, and more importantly, the riding season to begin. I am certainly not ready to declare it yet, I do live in Indiana after all, and I have seen snow cancel opening day at the track!

Well, on this day just ahead of the Ides, the skies were blue, and the sunny still blazed through the light wispy clouds and jet trails. Normally I wouldn't plan out a route on a day like this, but since I wanted to end up at the PUD (Parental Unit Dwelling) at the right time.

I started out heading east on 10th Street, on my way to Greenfield, Indiana. I would jog north to 21st Street north of Cumberland. I continued east until Fortville Road. I have been on this road before, so it was good to start with a path I had seen before. Inside the city, the road is riddled with pot holes, and even piles of salt that still remains. We need that first good spring hard shower to wash the road…

Twisting the Right Hand Down

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

For those of you who read this blog, and are not familiar with the workings of motorcycles, you right hand grips the throttle. It is your control, you can make the world go faster or slower, with a twist of the wrist. In a car they call it the gas, or accelerator. Just think about when life is going slow, boring, and it feel like a certain time will never come? Give it a little gas, get there faster! And when something good is happening, and time flies, twist the wrist and slow things down.

With that, it is unavoidable that when you get back out on a bike, after it has been a while, that yearn for that control. With 1800cc's, 100 horsepower, at your command, I think you can see where my life is going: The Fast Lane!!

But the fun would have to wait until the chores are over. First I headed west on Tenth Street, then north on Shadeland Avenue, destination: Menards. I need to save some big money on drywall screws and a shower head.

After my shopping, I…