Even though it was after 7pm, it felt very hot under the beating sun. You will notice the very high water levels. When we had our dogs we used to bring them down here so they could enjoy the water.
I am very happy with my new lens. About 3 weeks ago I bought a Sigma 18-250 multi purpose lens as it is more
convenient. Whenever I take my bike on a trip I always had my 55-250 with me but I seldom used it as it was buried in my luggage. To give you an idea of it's quality the following was taken at full wide angle (set at 18mm)
Sigma 18-250, set at 18mm
Notice the lady at the end of this boardwalk
Sigma 18-250, set at full zoom (250mm)
It focuses very fast. This shot was taken a millisecond later. I also wanted to check for flare
It is not yet sunset but I saw the sun shining through the trees. For the price, this lens is not too bad and is considered a bargain
On Saturday I wanted to buy another set of Rok Straps so I headed down to my Dealer where they were having a BBQ and had invited those with British Bikes to display them
It was also Triumph Demo Day and you could have taken a test ride as they had bikes "ready"
The fellow who owned the Black Vellocette was also the previous owner of this very nice BSA
While I was there enjoying my Dealer supplied beverage I noticed a familiar face. Here is Jack with his new to him Vulcan cruiser
I bought my Nu2Me BMW R1200R from Jack (he was the previous owner)
He told me he regretted selling his Beemer and asked if he could sit on it again, so here he is
For the past month or so, actually more than a month I have not ridden my Vstrom. I have been riding my "R" to get used to it but last Friday I decided it was time to take it out and commute to work
This was a last minute decision and when I checked the tires they were down a few PSI so I had to dig out my portable compressor. The first thing I noticed was how heavy it was, not as nimble as my "R"
I decide to take a slower way home and snap a photo or two
As compared to my "R" the engine feels like it is lacking a few HP and has to rev higher to get moving. Must be my imagination but my "R" feels much smoother & quieter with effortless acceleration.
The Brakes on my "R" are excellent and can "stop on a dime". It makes my Vstrom feel like it has no brakes. I guess I'm bonding to my "R" faster than I thought
Trip Update: Will post details soon. Preparing to leave on July 10th, which is 11 more work days, 2 more weekends