Today is a special day for me. It is my BIG birthday, a day where in the past, a person was put out to pasture and live to do nothing. Last week a friend sent me an email because he had somehow remembered that my BIG birthday was coming up and asked if he could take me for breakfast. We could go anywhere my heart desired and order anything that I fancied. Because it was my special day I decided to dust off my 'Vette and wear my normal summer attire. I just didn't feel like ATGATT
I don't like to ride with the top down during the heat of the day, the morning felt cool and it was refreshing to feel the wind in my face. When I got there Robert asked me where I wanted to go . Last year I remembered we went to a Cuban Place on "The Drive" It's not always about the money or the price of things and we ended up at
this fast food place where you are served on paper plates
I am a sucker for bacon & eggs. After we finished socializing and getting caught up on world events I headed home. Today our family is coming over for a BBQ and I am the BBQ'r, so I will be the one who has to cook my own meal. I just didn't feel like going out to a restaurant. I am also off work next week and I have been getting my bike ready for my trip. By having my special meal at home I can continue to tweak my packing. I did purchase a new magnetic tank bag for more storage which came with two, stacked compartments but it was so high I didn't feel comfortable having to peer over to see my tach and speedo so I am only using the bottom base. I really like the map pocket on the top
I think my bike is more roadworthy now with the Richland Rich fork brace and I also have my new Gear Indicator to eliminate the false 7th gear syndrome. I also relocated my RAM mount for my GoProHD sports cam and simply attached it to the Madstadt windshield bracket. This eliminates the ugly tethers I needed when using the Fat Gecko suction mount.
I am still learning to travel with less. I think I have everything I need and my side cases still have room should I purchase anything along the way.
so here my bike sits, waiting for the morning tide when we will cast off on another 2-wheeled adventure . I hope I made the right decision about my tires. In anticipation of this trip I purchased a set of Michelin Anakee2 tires (front & rear). I have 12K kms on these OEM tires and I thought that I should put new ones on. My mechanic at EMS said they still had good tread so he suggested that I just use them and replace the tires when I get back, so that is what I am doing.
nearly forgot to reset my Garmin. I like to keep track of my mileage and start off with a clean slate
It seems so easy. A couple of clicks and the trip has been reset to Zero, like it never happened.
I wished that we could do this with our lives, a couple of clicks to rewind us back 20 or so years. I will be up at the crack of dawn and be rolling down the highway. New sights to see, new roads to conquer, and new people to meet.
I should be able to post a few postcards along the way
see you on the road . . . back next week