A little over one week has passed since I was caught out in the rain. I've ridden the bike a total time of twice since then. Once to work, and then back. It's due to a combination of reasons...if I can make an excuse for not riding...involving weather and timing. Other duties and distractions have kept me off the bike.
I miss it.
And then I don't.
Yesterday was the perfect day for a ride. The temperature was low (or lower than it has been). The sky clear and I had no excuse's not to ride. The yard did not need mowing, their were no little projects to do. No needs that had to be met at that very moment.
I stayed on the couch and watched TV. I had no interest in going out at all.
Even now I could be out riding. The fact that I'm not makes me wonder what type of rider I want to be and what type of rider I am. Over the last week it's been raining hard during the afternoon and at night, the times I ride to work. Well riding in a thunderstorm is unsafe and frankly stupid, there have been days were I perhaps have ridden in without issue, but decided to stay dry and drove my car to work. Am I just a fair weather rider? Am I just a "scooter commuter?"
How does this bode for my eventual plan to replace one of my two cars with the bike? What really bothers me is that I bitch that I don't get out enough on the Burgie...then when I get the chance. I sit and watch tv.