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So it has been a while…

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I realize it has been a while since my last post from Stecoah.  I have not had any trips since then, mostly due to a work injury which has kept me from riding.  But not for the reasons you might think.  Keep reading past the break for the full story.

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Good and Poor Planning

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Last Tuesday, took Raven in for a fix and some service.  Needed to get the correct instrument cluster put on from the recall last year.  Also needed the work for the 12k and 16k services performed.  Basically, brake fluid flush, air cleaner replaced, oil changed and valves checked.  With the recall, most of the labor wasn’t counted and was covered by Honda, so I was able to save a ton.  Since I wasn’t expecting to ride for a while, with the renfair starting up and I was going to be spending Memorial day working on the booth, I told them I wasn’t in a hurry.  And I was still able to pick her up on Friday afternoon.

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Looking Back

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narrowshotI 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.

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Missing the open roads…

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Well, I realize it has been a while since I have posted anything. Unfortunately, I have not had much seat time since Memorial Day weekend. I have been working a Renaissance Festival in Eminence, KY. It runs for 6 weekends (started the weekend after Memorial Day) and we just finished the 2nd weekend. 4 more to go, then I will be out to AMA Vintage Days in Ohio and then on to other roads not yet planned.

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Withdraw!

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Yep, it has been over a week since I have been out riding anywhere.  And I have missed it.  So much, that last night I went to Two-Stroke Tuesday at the Barrett Bar, and have ridden into work today so I can hit LouVin Bike Nite at the Barrett Bar tonight.  Unfortunately with the RenFair in full swing for the next 5 weekends, my riding time will be somewhat limited.  It is so much fun being on that bike, I really felt like I was being tortured not riding this past weekend.

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A Car? On Bike Nite?

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IMG_3060Yep, we had a very old Mercedes convertible roll in last night for bike nite at Barrett Bar.  We had the usual crowd of bikes as well.  From the sport bikes to the cruisers to the bobbers to the vintage to the rats.  Even a few enduros and adv bikes.  Good times were had by all, and there was something for everyone.  Yeah, I know.  It’s a short entry, but that is OK.  I really just wanted to show off the Mercedes.  More photos below.

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Aaaannd! Done!

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Yep, I am now a fully licensed motorcycle pilot!