First Off....Happy Holiday's from the Wilson household. We wish you and yours a safe and happy New Year
Now on with this weeks exciting adventure:
I thought Kimmie was dead. She had been sitting for two weeks or so, absolutely not turning over until I had to move some boxes into the nearby shed, so I had to move the bike. Guess who turned over.
I took her out Saturday afternoon, it was a beautiful day in the low 70's (20's C), and she run fine. The only issue I had is a persistent hacking cough which I was afraid I would aggravate if I rode to long, to far. So I put a little under 50 miles on her and called it a day. Sunday it rained all day, so I didn't do any riding at all.
The new battery arrived late Saturday afternoon but due to other commitments it seemed unlikely that I would be able to install it till after the Christmas holiday. Not that I expected to get that much riding in between now and the end of the year. Partially due to weather, for example we were expecting a 90% chance of rain as I sit and type this. Partially due to whatever illness I had still lingered in my system.
Still though I was looking forward to getting the battery installed and moving down the road. 2014 generally speaking was a long and hard year for me. The new battery, a new heart for Kimmie represented new opportunity...and a new mechanical skill to put under my proverbial tool belt. The next job will most likely be the CVT belt.
I did decide however to try and ride her as much as I could between now and the new year. I'm not sure how many miles I put on her in 2014, all I do know is that they were not enough. I will never understand how someone can let a bike sit, and this year it seemed that Kimmie did a lot of sitting.
So yes, I'm looking forward to next year. I'm looking forward to putting a few more thousands of miles on Kimmie. I'm looking for adventure...in what ever comes our way. :P