Month: August 2015
This weekend I took Raven in for her 8000 mile service. Since the dealers in the Louisville area all had the “drop it off, we’ll get to it when we can” attitude, I had to go out of the area for service. So I went to a dealer in Lexington who has the forethought to offer appointments for scheduled maintenance. Imagine that – scheduling scheduled maintenance. I left the house at just after 7:30 AM on Saturday and rode out through a number of roads and towns south of I-64. I got to the dealer just before my appointment and went about looking all over the bikes they had in the store. I had 3 hours to kill, may as well sit on a few.
So on Saturday I got to ride out with a friend I met in my Motorcycle Safety Foundation course (MSF) back in April. He posted on FB he was going to be riding out to Madison, IN early on Saturday morning (around 8am). I told him I would meet up with him at a gas station right outside of Prospect. On the way there, I decided to take a detour and hit up a short, but fun and twisty, ride along the Sleepy Hollow and Covered Bridge roads in eastern Jefferson, western Oldham counties. Turned out to be a great little ride with only a couple traffic issues (slower than the speed-limit cars…)
I took my first ride way back in January. January 2nd, actually. It was a 10 minute ride around a parking lot and to the Home Depot. It was cold, damp and miserable out. But I loved every shivery second of it. I had been wanting a motorcycle for a long time, and never thought I would actually get one. I always had a reason not to get one. This year, to hell with it, I decided to finally pull the trigger. It has been a ride ever since – pun intended.