It has been a very slow couple of weeks for riding. I think I have gone soft. Two years ago (the rainiest year in 100 years for Cali) I didn't have a car and I road rain (mostly rain) and shine. Freezing and sweating. I put 20k miles on my motorcycle that year.
I have now gone soft. If the morning isn't warmer than 55* in the morning, I just don't want to ride! I have also turned somewhat girlier in that I don't want to have to pack a nice set of clothes to change into once I get to work. I also like having my hair nice and done in the morning, not always wearing a braid. I also have put on a few pounds, and my leather chaps are right at the point where they are almost uncomfortably to tight. No chaps means colder riding, and as I have already explained, I'm soft.
Superbowl Sunday was the last I road. I needed some specialty yarn and road a total of 50 miles just hitting yarn shops. Then I just cruised as the day was SOOOOO nice! It was warm, but not hot. Perfect weather for a light leather jacket, or even just a t-shirt (if you are so inclined). Just the kind of day when you feel like you can just ride forever.
So not a lot of riding = not a log of riding posts. It has also been on-and-off rainy for the past week. Storm clouds have been a threatin'.
I am determined to make up for this lack of riding, as soon as it warms up and clears up!!!
In other motor related news, I was in an accident Tuesday night. I am perfectly fine, but my car is dinged up. Someone changed lanes into me as we were getting onto the freeway. Working on getting it repaired. Just want you all to be careful out there!
Labels: cold, rain