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.