Sportbike Forums on WristTwisters banner

1 - 9 of 9 Posts

·
That's nacho cheese!
Joined
·
17,658 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
So, it's been about a month since I took a ride on my bikes. See, I went out on the KLR into the mountains on a rainy day to do some fun slippin' and sliddin' but wound up at the casino and sat around for about 3 hours all wet losing my yingum. Took off for home.
A day later, I took a fast ride on my 10R, at night, in 40's degree air. I was warm in the torso, cause I always bundle under the leather. But I musta chilled the growing little bugs in my lungs, cause the next day I was on my way to pnuemonia. Two weeks out, on the back, on antibiotics and codiene for side infections and pain. So, when I came out of this crap, as some of you know, I went back to work on my birthday and as a present, discovered my work buddy Mike at the age of 48 passed on from a massive heart attack. That's about as bad as it gets.
I give it another two weeks, then after a bunch of garage duties yesterday, I get back on my big black, ass rocket. Being a rider of 38 years now, I got that little inkling in my head as my bike is warming up and I'm getting my gear on. Yup, It's the warnings going off in my head. I know that opening it up after brushing away the cobwebs of my mind and body is just asking for trouble. (I knew that pretty quickly as I was entering the highway and blasting her to 'Merge' speeds and saw Mr. Law gunning me from accross the highway) Maintain low tones Beldar Conehead.
The temptation to hyper cruise was all around me. Sparse traffic, nice straights, sweepers, a tunnel with exit esses. But I kept my cool. I could tell that I was not fluid in the corners, so time off took it's toll but I wasn't gonna push it. I maintained pretty well on the four lane hitting the 100 mark once to get around a clog.
I get off on a secret little side road that used to be a part of California Highway 1. Back in the day, my Grandpa Walt drove a Ranier beer rig up and down the coast between Frisco and LA. Can't believe that he took this little road. It's sooooo tiny. Well, I get through the oak shaded damp twisties and enter the sunlight. At the bottom is a little horse ranch owned by this dude and his chick. They are having a get together with like minded friends and having a fine smelling Q. Let me tell you, I've seen this babe b4 on her horse and also doing chores around the ranch. I show her total courtesy by shutting down the motor and coasting past her and her horse and she shows me a big ass smile. She is just beautiful (and young) Damn.
Well, I've seen her old man, too. Sporty and lil ******* and the other ladies aboard, You'd crawl over Brad Pit to lip lock this dude. Mother fukr is built.
Anyway, I enter the straight on the one lane country. Time to wail!!!!!!!!!!!!
1st!!!!!!!!! Wheel up at the shift light. Slam to 2nd and grab a big ass handfull and the front is floating at 110. 3rd with another big ass handful and we are floating again at 130 the quick downshift with the slipper kicking in like it's supposed to. A qick up hill left with a crest and down hill right to the county park. "Dave" I say in my head, "you're supposed to maintain low tones, ya frikken cone head"
Turn a lazy left under the shade of massive eucalyptus and oaks theres the 2nd straight. With no one approaching, just as the first straight open it up, old man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Front end is just skimming the ground as I bang through 2nd.......3rd....man, I know I haven't lost any weight but this thing is throwing my 230 lbs up in the air like I was a horse jockey!!!!! 4th......and I gotta bring things way down cause a tourist is heading my way in a cage. Man, during massive downshifting, the slipper is sooooooooooooo nice.
Well, the next 8 miles of the ride has some of my favorite 100mph turns, but today, speed on the straights was all that was gonna happen. I kept it down in the legal plus+ range and just enjoyed the grey sqirrels (moto's closest kin) and trick winter greenery. Home over the mountain (relatively speaking) pass with the ratio of 30% enjoying the ride and 70% staying alive. Yup, I ran accross a few caged idiots coasting down the mountain pass in neutral, motor off and flashers flashing. Ever heard of a damn flatbed tow???????????
So, I'm feeling much more normal now. Much less of a motorless phebe and more of a mature, fun loving 50 year old father of two with a penchant for power. Think I'm gonna share this story with the wife?????????????????
No is your answer? Give that person a ceeeeegar!
 

·
Stare into me...
Joined
·
1,926 Posts
good story bigdaa.....

Before last night (18"+ snow), the weather in the Mid-Atlantic/North East was ridiculously warm.......I rode three times this past January, a number dangerously close to my Summer '05 total!!!

Much like you, it was comprised of a freeway blast, to blow out the cobwebs each time......and then a few brain checks on the ensuing back-roads....

I ended up taking it relatively easy......the opportunity to ride in January was thrill enough for me
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,432 Posts
Lucky ba$tard! I took the 919 out a couple days ago to bring a video back (20 mile round trip from my place) and it started snowing. I hate central IL weather.
 
G

·
It doesn't snow here, just get's insanely cold to make riding a bitch. After I got home tonight, I couldn't feel my hands. That hurrrrt.

Awesome post, BTW. ;)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,047 Posts
I need to get on my bike as well!

Last ride was Christmas Eve and I froze my ass off, not much of a ride at all.
Another 6-8 weeks and the weather should be better for riding.
 

·
Official thread derailer
Joined
·
11,015 Posts
Great write up BigDaa! Definatley jealous of the weather man......can't wait until Jack Frost get's his sorry ass outta my neck o the woods.

Oh and BTW if you talk about hot women you need to include pics!:D
 
G

·
up here in northern ontario we just got a foot and a half of snow last week. Highways were closed and everything. i'm probably gonna have to buy a sled next year to get through these winters
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,047 Posts
We got lots of snow in our area as well Saturday night.
I was driving home in my truck late Saturday night, barely anyone out, highways not even ploughed yet, snow everywhere! So not being able to pass up the opportunity, rear-wheel drive with V8, I had FUN! Fish-tailing all the way home!
 
1 - 9 of 9 Posts
Top