of the season for Nu2Me my Beemer R1200R. This is a continuation of part one here. It may not be the last time I ride this year, but the last time I ride my Beemer as the insurance runs out in a couple of days. I keep my Vstrom insured the whole year.
Without the gate and fence it is much easier to dance my bike out to the street. I was thinking of just warming up the engine, take a short ride and install fuel stabilizer. It was a chilly 3 or 4°c when I proceeded south and ended up here for a hot dog and beverage
at the local BMW dealer where they had their 1st Customer Appreciation Day. They had advertised BBQ, prizes and a visit from Santa, and everything in stock was at least 25% OFF. The BBQ was not hosted so I had to give a "Donation"
There are not many customers here but I arrived late and Santa had just left.
These were special hot dogs but a bit too spicy for me but I gobbled it down as I was hungry
I took the highway here and with the wind chill factor my hands were getting a bit cold but I still didn't turn on my heated grips, nor did I use my heated gear. It felt great to be on the highway and Nu2me didn't disappoint. The engine has very good grabbing power and I was up to the speed limit in 2nd gear, and possibly even up to 3 digits before I knew it. The ride was very smooth and the engine was purring like it wanted more.
I was actually looking for a new modular helmet but my eye got distracted with all the female sales persons
I am not a high end helmet user. The HJC felt good but it didn't have the inside sliding visor which I wanted. I don't want to stop and change out the visor manually, when you can just move a lever . . . They had some excellent clearouts on JR Alter Ego Ballistic 11.0 jackets marked down to $114. but they were all 2XL. I guess I should have tried one on just in case they were labelled wrong, you just never know
I got distracted again by all these colourful Christmas cookies so naturally I had to try one, or two, or
You could have a few of these bite-sized cup cakes. I did . . .
The parts department was across the parking lot and they now carry Motoguzzi and Aprilia
and all parts were discounted at least 25% on anything in stock. I spent a whopping $5. for a small bottle of fuel stabilizer. I had lots at home but it was easier to fill up and not have to make a 2nd trip to the gas station
On the way home I took River Road which is part of the Richmond Dyke system which I wrote about here. I take this road often as there is less traffic and scenic
The river levels are higher than normal but less than last week
This boat has been here for a few years now but I wanted a photo with Nu2Me
I was just riding at a scenic pace and enjoying the freedom that only 2 wheels can bring, especially when it is snowing in other parts of the country
The temperatures have risen a bit. By the time I reach home it is 5°C. With the wind chill factor of riding at the speed limit on the highway it must have been close to freezing. I am still wearing my leather summer gloves, my 8 year old JR jacket, with liner, and my Alter-ego JR pants without the liners installed. My AlpineStars* riding boots were toasty warm
Because of my bike cover incident I decided to cable lock the rear tire of my Vstrom to the carport support post
and the front tire of my Strom to the other support post. I have disc locks but I didn't put them on
Then I looped another cable through the frame and tire of Nu2Me, my R1200R Beemer and locked it to the cable of the Vstrom so both bikes are now locked together.
Both bikes are now secured and safely tucked away