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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.

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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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