Sunday, August 11, 2013

"Where Have You Been....?"

That's what the ST2 wondered today.

She was rubbing the sleep from her eyes as I rolled her out into the daylight.  It's been parked in the darkest (deepest) corner of the garage and the bright afternoon sun was almost too much for her squinty eyes.  With tomorrow's planned commute to work and attendance at our monthly Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Rally, I needed to know that the bike would make the 160 mile round trip, let alone run.



The bike needs a new rear tire and that's roughly $200 (even when I change it myself) that can buy a lot of smiley gas miles on the other machines.  When it comes right down to it, there really aren't any other good reasons for the Duc to be parked so long....I guess I'm just having a barrel of fun on the other, smaller machines and this one simply doesn't get into the rotation very regularly, or at all.

I took the camera along but there was much complaining at the outset.....

"One camera stop and that's it....today we just go."

So go is what we did.

"You know that road, that one road you like so much, that one that used to be so much fun...can we go there??"

I reminded her that I like many roads.

"Yeah, but there's that one that you really like.....let's go do that one.....I'm really excited...."

More miles today than the bike has seen in '11 and '12 combined.  It is still a delight to ride.


10 comments:

  1. Glad she got out in the sun ...

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    1. It may have been better and more considerate had I picked an overcast day.

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  2. How many and what machines do you have?

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    1. I try not to count them; it only aggravates issues about garage space. There are 3 I don't usually blog about because they don't really take me anywhere.

      1963 Honda 55cc Trail Bike
      1970 Honda SL100 - My brother bought it new
      1975 Honda CB200 - Future Cafe Project bike

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  3. Awww there is nothing prettier than a red bike in the sunshine.

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    1. I'm still very fond of this shade of red and the sun did her proud yesterday.

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  4. Glad you could get out and stretch the ST's legs.

    You may have only had one camera stop but that picture sure is pretty.

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    1. Thanks Trobairitz, Lake Pepin is a pretty spot on the big river. There were a dozen sailboats I couldn't get in the frame.

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  5. Beautiful shot! It was well worth the stop.

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    1. I got the feeling that 'both' of us there felt the same way.

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