Ever since I got a larger scooter, I cut my teeth on a Yahama Zuma 125, I've been wanting to go on a group ride. For a variety of reasons this never happened. My regular job requires me to work 4 PM to 1 AM most nights, including weekends. Sometimes other plans interfered Sometimes illness or just bad luck.
So when 2013 rolled around on of the goals I had set for myself was a group ride to somewhere, anywhere. I have been a member of various scooter clubs at least in theory for a while. So when I had a free weekend and the St. Petersburg Scooter Club planned a ride up to a biker bar in Floral City, Florida...I couldn't resist.
The Sleep Hollow Run according to Motorcycleroads.com was a 68 mile run from where I would be meeting the group. The run was well reviewed and I had been warned it might be a little twisty. So I spent a few hours on Friday prepping. Made sure the oil and coolant were good. That I had the proper air in the tires. I even watched a Motorcycle Safety Foundation video on safe group riding procedures. Even got new batteries for the camera.
This trip would serve as our "first date." We are a couple, Kimmie and I, but I'm not sure if I will grow to love her like I did my Burgie. It's a arranged marriage. Only time will tell if it turns into love.
So I'm ready, I'm looking forward to taking Kimmie out on the roads and seeing what she can do. Pictures and maps to follow soon.