It’s the question that drives us…on June 18, 2012 at 5:33 pm
Some of you have been encouraging me to do some throttle therapy. So I have. Nothing too lengthy as I’m still working up the confidence in my machine that I used to have. Thirty miles here, thirty miles there. I may actually ride a bit more next Monday. I have to say I love being on the bike again. Favorite roads? 101 between San Juan Bautista and Prunedale. Hell, I like that road in my truck, for crying out loud. Stick me in the saddle and I’m in heaven.
I’m pretty sure my speedometer is lying to me, however. I think the front wheel drive speedometer on shovelheads is meant for a 19″ front wheel, where I’ve gone to a 21″. So when the speedometer says I’m at 80 doing the prevailing speed through the curves in the San Juan Canyon, I’m pretty sure the ol’ thing is full of crap. No matter. We ride.
I’m working up to combining some activities, like packing the ol’ size 16 running shoes in the saddle bags and hitting the beach for a workout. I had a bit of a camping trip with the family a few weeks ago and did three mile beach runs in the morning two days in a row. Boy did that make my legs sore! But I’ve never been in such good shape.
This morning on the way home from Prunedale, where I did some rigorous walking–two laps around the park at a pretty solid pace–I stopped at Vertigo Coffee in San Juan Bautista for an Americano and did some writing on the next few weeks of work. Seems I’ve gotten a bit rusty, but it’s all coming back to me.
I did get my ass kicked last week in a review that among other things stated, “The art is crude and sketchy to the extreme, and most of the jokes, if they’re funny at all, are only funny to bikers.” Tell me something I don’t know. It did slow down my return, however, as I seriously thought about ditching the whole dang strip, but it occurred to me I just might be on the verge of striking it rich–rich I tell you! Nah, I just wasn’t sure my psyche could handle not having a creative outlet for the madness and the voices upstairs.
So you can expect a strip on Wednesday this week, like it or not. Thanks for showing up and reading. Y’all rock!