from leaving on my short tour to Oregon and many of you are wondering if I am able to ride. I wanted to ride last weekend but I decided not to chance it. My healing was not 100%. In fact I thought I was ready today
I commuted to work but my foot was not used to being angled upward, as when you release your brake. I also crammed into my riding boots, so it was a bit tight. I think the swelling is gone but I don't wish to stress it
it felt good to be back on 2 wheels, leaning and shifting the gears. I knew that it was going to be very hot in Oregon this time of year so I purchased a new jacket and riding pants. Last July I purchased a new pair of Alpinestar* riding boots as my old boots leaked like a sieve. I tend to "save" things so I have only worn these boots a couple of times to work. I have not yet worm my Tourmaster flex pants but yesterday I removed the tags in anticipation. Today I decided to try out my new Joe Rocket Alter Ego 11.0 Ballistic Jacket. There are two liners, the insulated one and the waterproof liner, which I removed. After work I removed the "panels" to reveal a full mesh jacket as it seemed very warm and I took the freeway route home
I plan to wear shorts and tank top under my riding gear
It was around 80°F and I was travelling in the HOV lane on the freeway and the wind felt nice and cool
The jacket and pant liners seem very bulky and they take up a lot of room in my sidecases, but I can't leave them behind.
by the time I add my cameras, chargers and laptop there will be no room for clothes. I also have a large two section tank bag which mounts high on my tank. I'm not sure I want that bulky thing there so I am going to try it out on my commute to see how I like it.
Last Saturday I came across this hanging on a wall and immediately thought of
you know who . . .