Got together with a friend and we went out to a local bar. The weather was right, the timing was right, and the bugs were in our faces. And he noticed I’m burning oil. Goodie…
The last time I rode the bike back from work, it was stalling on me left and right; something’s funny with the wire going to the kick stand and it’s shorting out. But that didn’t happen on the way in, so I’m winning at this point!
During the storms recently my bike had been blown over, and now my front brake lever is “curly” since it landed on that side. Plus my rear right blinker bulb died, and I haven’t been able to find a new bulb for it. Oh well. Oh, and while I got new tags for my plate, I haven’t gotten around to actually putting the new plate sticker on there. Oh well! I just hope I don’t get pulled over.
Regardless, with the kind of parking situation we have at work, it’s nice to be able to stick my bike in the non-parking-spot. It’s just the little triangle next to the curb that works perfectly for the Nighthawk.
It’s the first time I’ve smiled on the way into work for a long time, though.
It’s just something that will happen eventually, if you live in a more northern area. You’ll get snowed on. Or at least I did.
I ride in the snow, but not if there’s ice on the roads (or a lot of salt), so my bike has seen its share of the cold weather. Being gone for a couple of days, and having forgotten to cover the bike, I missed out on one of the most intense snows that Illinois has had in November.
Of course I brushed off the bike, cleaned off the snow, and got it covered up again. The parking area is still covered in ice but with a little bit of sun hopefully I can get it on the road this Saturday and burn off some of that nasty ice!