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i rode today
I only went a couple of miles, but it was Good. It was as much a shakedown for my gear as anything, because everything I wore, I'd never worn on my bike before: my new GMax helmet*, my new Cortech leather jacket**, and my Firstgear winter gloves. I love these gloves. I've worn them on many non-motorcycle-related occasions, and they have always kept my digits toasty warm. Today they did just as well. I also put the tinted visor on my helmet -- ZOMG, much love! I think I'm going to enjoy this.

It was a short ride, mostly because I couldn't find my Buffs, and my chin was freezing cold. I can take cold just about anywhere else, but for some reason, if the underside of my chin gets cold on the bike, I'm just miserable. But even with that, I was pleased -- I haven't lost my skillz. Cagers are still dumb, though. I was turning left, and this dumb bitch in a truck started rolling to cross the intersection before I'd finished passing in front of her. I wasn't worried that she'd hit me, but she couldn't wait three seconds for me to finish crossing the lane? Dumb bitch.

Whatever. My bike is back on the road, and I can ride regularly, as soon as the weather warms up ten to fifteen degrees. Life is good.

*(which I think will have awesome venting for the summer -- I had to shut them down today)
**(which needs a bit of breaking in, and which shares the same fault as most of my jackets, in that it presses uncomfortably on my throat, but which is really a failing on the part of my very short neck, and not so much the jacket)

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From: hqp921 Date: March 24th, 2008 02:20 am (UTC) (base camp)

cagers are even worse this time of year, because the bikers aren't out in full-force yet.

stay warm, and keep the shiny side up. :)
tashabear From: tashabear Date: March 24th, 2008 02:26 am (UTC) (base camp)
Always, hon, always.

How about you -- been out yet?
From: hqp921 Date: March 24th, 2008 02:28 am (UTC) (base camp)
I've been out a few times already, lol.

But now I can 'legally' go out on the SV. hehe.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: March 24th, 2008 02:38 am (UTC) (base camp)
Means it's registered and insured now?
4 trips or shoot the rapids