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First motorcycle ride of the year

2003-04-13 , ,

Maria was hosting a friend’s bridal shower so after helping to make a few hundred appetizers, I lit out to make good use of the day. I drove up to Poughkeepsie and pulled the bike out of my in-laws’ garage. I take decent care of it but in addition to my usual preride check (tire pressure, oil, lights, signals, horn), I pulled a plug, checked the battery and did a visual check of my brake lines and pads. I cranked the engine a few times to get some oil sloshing around and fired it up. It ran just as well as before I stored it. I let it warm up and took the first ride of 2003. It was a quick eighty-mile roundtrip to Clermont with stops on the return trip in Red Hook to Tiberio’s market, which a guy in the parking lot said I should say goodbye to- there is a Hannaford under construction and Super Stop & Shop renovated a long empty plaza south on Route 9, to grab real estate booklets for Maria and to Holy Cow for ice cream. Nothing improves my mood like being on the road.


Comments [1]

2004-04-19 20:30 , Lord Butler of the Butler Inquiry

In my personal experience, the first post-new-year ride is always the best!

Kinda a good way to clear that new year\'s hangover... (once you\'ve sobered up of course!) :)

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