It really is not a big deal, not worthy of celebration or a press release. However I'm happy with myself, so I'm putting on my party hat.
On my next day off I'll be doing my second oil change, the first I'll do without assistance. Considering I'm not mechanical in the least, this is a milestone for me.
I am to a point financially where I can start making improvements to my bike, things like the GIVI windshield and the much talked about but yet to be purchased seat to prevent the deadly numb butt. My bike needs a little bit of cosmetic work and I've found a few painters that are willing to fix it for me. The price is yet to be determined but again, it's something I'm willing and needing to do.
I'm still not to a point to where I feel I can handle the interstate's - I do not mind traveling at highway speeds but don't feel comfortable traveling on the interstates yet, but I do feel that I can handle longer rides now. One hundred or more miles is not as daunting as it once was. The point is, every mile under the bikes tires makes me a little more confident and secure in my ability. I'm feeling it's time to stretch out and do more with the bike than just commute. It's time to go somewhere.