I suppose 1000 miles is not really that big of a deal, I commute 70 miles roundtrip each day and that number adds up pretty quickly. I'm averaging over 64 miles per gallon and have spent under $100 in gas (I think as I've not done an official count).
|Ye Olde Bugs in the teeth!|
Maybe it was just me but coming home tonight I felt "locked in" to the bike, the steering column barely seemed to move as I took the corners at 65 miles per hour on my commute. I really enjoy riding at night. It's another world, less traffic to worry about it's true...but I am even less visible on the road. My commute involves long lonely stretches as road as well,and Lord forbid if something should happen, it would be a long night till someone came along.
I put these thoughts out of my mind though. Enjoying the night air and the croaking of frogs off in the distance. There is something ethereal about being the only one on the road, the whine of the engine and the light of Venus above.
There is one major issue I have however.
I've seem something similar to the hard beads in cars but have not really tried it, but people swear by it. It's also been suggested that since I'm in Florida something like a sheepskin cover for the seat might help as well. I hope to get it covered later this week or next. No matter where I move my skinny bony ass I just can't seem to get to comfortable.
I also realized that I am doing what I sent out to do. With the exception of one day, where it looked like rain, I've driven the bike in every day. I'm a 2 wheeled commuter.
Problem is, I'm not having any fun.
Sure I could blame the seat, the fact that I own my own small business which eats up time and work a goofy ass shift at my regular job. I could do all that. The problem is that I'm just riding back and forth to work. I want to break out of the rut and do something different, ride somewhere different.
I break up the route I ride a little bit, twisty roads one day...the highway the next. I want to simply ride and do something different. I think that's part of the motorcycle mystique...that sense of freedom.
I am feeling the need to just ride. Somewhere. Anywhere.
The weird thing is that before I started riding I could not have explained this feeling. I would simply say "I need a vacation" and go hiking in the woods or take a couple of day and do nothing. Now I just want to ride.