Decided to bring it home with the rest of them.
After breakfast with Mike and some more sorting at Mom's house, I hauled Dad's '80 Suzuki 850 home. I bought my '79 right after he and I got home from Aspencade in early October of 1978. My shafty Suzuki instantly became a favorite and my summer-long Maritime/New England trip the following summer must have been enough to convince dad to get an 850 of his own.
Not sure and only very recently making up my mind, the decision has been made to see if I can't make it go again. I've flip flopped numerous times back and forth as to whether it was a way that I wanted to spend my time and it seems that my heels have now become dug in. As I've said before, we are going to need longer winters.
When Minnesota stopped supplying new plates every year or so, Dad wasn't happy and decided to take a stand......
Our neighbor Paul has been really working hard dismantling our barn and yesterday between removing barn boards and salvaging the old hay fork track, he rode his old Honda down the valley. He bought it brand new from our local Honda dealer (I have 2 in the garage that originated from the same store) and has had it ever since....3250 miles. Starts and runs first kick every time.
This morning it was once again up to the Big Town for coffee at Diamond's. From there, back to mom's and more treasures uncovered, some of which will be shared very soon on these very pages. Spending more time there going through the many items and then with a stop at mom's current residence the afternoon almost got away from me. Certainly cooler today than it's been with a hard frost here overnight, it was still a lovely afternoon. A very quick and short loop on the KLR just to say that I had.
I've been seeing this pretty thing parked at our local marina and today had to stop for a photo; it isn't what we normally see here plying our local waters. Lord Nelson Victory Tug
Sorry, I can't get Little Lord Fauntleroy out of my head once I saw the description on the boat....it must be a phonics thing; how my brain is wired.
Aired and oiled up the Helix, most of the bugs cleared from the windscreen. Tomorrow's nice weather is expected to include some miles on the bright yellow one.