There's a feeling of spring in the air, small and yet, still a feeling however small. At the IMS gathering today, Chad reminded us that there is a lightness in the air and mood......things are definitely changing. Last weekend, a group of 6 of us met to discuss some sort of organized get together of Helix (Fusion, Spazio too) riders. We don't have a clubhouse yet, no need for crowd control, the Roberts Rules of Order volumes haven't been opened but things are moving. Who knows where this will end??
That was last Friday. On Saturday a much different grouping of 10 met for lunch in a valley known for good riding, at a place fun to visit and known for good food. Motorized machines with only 2 wheels (for the most part) were the common bond we all share. Spouses, one Marine son.....we had a grand time together. It was 101 miles one way for two of the couples but we all agreed that it was time and effort well spent. This is the Praag not on the Vitava River.
Today Ben and I joined the crowd in Minneapolis for the International Motorcycle Show at the Convention Center. Poor Ben had to put up with my many introductions ..."how did he get so tall?"....and socializing, over and over again. We'd no sooner start moving and suddenly there was another familiar face. Lots of talk, bikes, riding and otherwise though we did manage to actually check out a bike here and there. I spent my money......on another pair of ROK Straps.
Our VJMC group was both well represented and popular.
I spent a fair amount of time looking at these.....
I'd have to say that I've been hearing the most and loudest buzz about these......
Finally, Minnesota lawn mowing in February. I had been feeling a bit guilty for not getting that last cutting in.....at least someone is benefiting. Seems that once again this year fussing with that nitrogen fertilizer supplement will be redundant and very unnecessary.