First things First! Happy New Year!
Way back in February I bought Kimmie. At the time she was not the bike that I wanted nor did I particularly think she was a good bike. Now here I am 10 months later singing the praises of Kymco from the roof tops.
In other words, she has grown on me. Some things I liked and didn't like have been addressed on her this year - such as adding a Top Box and a new seat. Other things I was plain wrong on, for example the fuel tank holds 3.1 gallons of fuel and not a little over 2 as I originally thought. The original mileage on Kimmie was 2220 and my end of the year mileage was 15,202. So I put 12, 982 on her in 10 months. A figure I'm rather proud of! In fact, Sue and I actually got into a bit of a fight because I wanted to go riding Monday and she had other plans for me (she won out by the way).
In 2013 I set myself a goal just to ride more. I managed to to that. I rode to places I've never been and with people I never rode with before. I managed to go further. I started to make Kimmy my main means of transport. I managed to get more gear.
Now in 2014 I have a similar vague goal. I want to get out of my comfort zone. Nearly all the riding I do is in my neighborhood and back and forth to work. I want to try an overnight trip. I want to ride to Jacksonville or St Augustine or Miami. I want to try a 200 mile + day - or at least get more 150 + mile days in then I did the previous year.
I want to ride more with Sue on the back.
Breaking out of my "comfort zone" is all well and good but I also need to be safe. I can honestly say I don't know how long I've been riding. All I know is I don't' want to stop.