Should step back to Friday for a second and mention that at a restroom stop, some girl came along at the Holiday and commented about how we must really be saving gas by riding the motorcycles. No one goes into motorcycling to save time or money, let me assure you of that. Examples? sure! I've already told you how the motorcycle has a gas range of about 160 miles. That means, of course, that you MUST stop for gas about twice as often as in yer car. Our car will go at least 400 miles per tank, the pickup can go 500 on a fill. With the bike, we always wear our helmets, often we use radios and occasionally use mp3 players too. Add coats, chaps, gloves, most of which will be removed before a trip to the restroom takes time. A lot of time. With the car, you can unclip your seat belt, skip into the rr and be back out straight away. Usually. :) If you are motorcycling with friends, a gas stop can take 30 minutes, once you get to chatting, getting a drink, a snack, adjust wardrobe or gear, restrap yer crap, etc.
Save money? HA. refer back to the gear: radios, chaps, coat, hat, gloves, glasses, boots, etc and so on. Tires: $200 each if you shop around and do yer homework. Can be more like $300, and only go about 10,000 miles, occasionally more, but often less. Save gas? to go 160 miles, with 2 bikes, we put in about 6.5 gallons. Ok, compared to the pickup, it is saving gas, but not compared to the car, it would have used less than 6 gallons. The last set of tires we replaced had gone about 60,000 miles and cost about $500. Have not put tires on the pickup since 2002. (38,000 miles) I've put 2 rear tires on my motorcycle this year and one front.
Saturday! Happy anniversary, up to 17, now. Under the advice of Debi and later Julie, I ordered some jewelry for a gift, knowing it would not arrive in time. In fact, it arrived today, a week late. She seems to like it; it matches her nightgown. Breakfast at McDonalds again! Yeah, yeah, yeah. bite me. We like it.
|Wakefield MI, taken with my handlebar mounted camera|
|on the road...|
|record snowfall indicator|
|Peggy...you can see her face in the mirror|
|Kinda dry up on the mt.|
|thru the clouds|