Last week I could Feel Spring in the air . Our snow is gone and the temperatures are more bearable
I haven't had to scrape my windshield for over a week now. I'm a shorts and T-shirt kind of person and this was my first outing of the new year
I had been thinking about getting my bike insured soon. During the past week I have seen several bikes on my commute to work so riding again was certainly on my mind. I keep thinking of all of those in the East who are still experiencing Winter storms and all I could think of was which bike to ride.
I haven't ridden my Vstrom since last May or June, 2013. I decided to take my BMW R1200R to the East coast last year and I needed some bonding so from about May last year until I departed in July, I used my Beemer exclusively so I could get used to those stupid turn signals and the different ergonomics. I remember starting my Vstrom once, sometime last October and it started up right away but has just been sitting there under the bike cover, and attached to a battery tender, ever since.
Saturday there were torrential rains so today was the day. I decided to re-activate my Vstrom. It came to life on the first try, like I used it yesterday. I started up my air compressor and pumped up the tires. The front was down to 20 psi, and the rear was around 25 psi. And I had to lube the chain. I still had some left from Sonja who gave me a can of the Teflon stuff which she bought in the USA (for our Oregon iMBC2010 trip) I even bought my insurance tags.
I am ready for my commute to work tomorrow . . .