At this time if you are still reading then good for you! Hopefully this is NOT going to be a "boring safety post."
Well maybe a little bit of safety. I am going to review my new mesh jacket and talk a little bit about my future plans for Kimmie. All of which, strangely, seem to revolve around safety issues. I've already done more "farkles" on Kimmie than I ever did on the Burgie. I'm counting the new seat as a farkle even though it was not planned that way.
Today, on a bigger machine, I wear proper gear most of the time. I will admit that I've gone to work on hotter days sans jacket (one of the reasons I bought the mesh jacket). Or I've had a meeting sometime in the day where I've slipped on my dress shoes instead of my boots.
Now that Sue is starting to ride with me, we have been looking at jackets and a new and better helmet for her than the old half helmet she wears now. I only bought my new jacket at her insistence (Yes I'm that cheap!). It's funny how suddenly having a passenger changes things. Suddenly the lighted license plate I toyed with buying takes on more urgency. Installing a air horn becomes less of an issue and moves up the "to do" list.
Well I certainly find the light modulation kits annoying when I ride, I can understand why others have them. I'm not sure if I'm willing to annoy other drivers yet by buying one. I am not so worried about the personalization of Kimmie as I am about making myself and my riding partner safer.
It's funny how that works. How something originally intended to get me from point A to point B cheaply became something more. How it inspired this silly little blog. How it's taken me further and now I want to share that...that feeling of joy I have when I just go anywhere.
See I told you there wouldn't be to much safety talk in this post.