Here's what I woke up to this morning thanks to what they are calling the Blizzard of '06. So, it looks like I won't get to ride my motorcycle for at least a few days, lol. Even though I haven't posted recently, I have been out riding. Mainly I've been just riding around town doing my errands. But what better way? Then on my motorcycle, Yah!!!
Just this last week my husband told me that I put more miles this last year on my motorcycle then the van I usually drive. He's been doing oil changes on our vehicles. During the summer it was nice to only have to gas up the van once a month (and sometimes longer). It could have been longer, but I can't figure out how to do the family grocery shopping and bring home all those groceries on my motorcycle, lol.
Here's my son and a friend having a blast. They are meetings friends and going sledding. My son didn't actually miss school today. Today and tomorrow he didn't have school, as they are doing teacher conferences. I don't know about you, but I remember when teacher conferences were done at night and I still had school to go to, sigh. Kids now a days have it sooooo easy!! So my son is upset that this didn't happen on an actual school day, lol. My husband has been teasing him about that.
As soon as the roads have dried and the sand has been picked up, I will be back to my errands on my motorcycle. So my V-Star 650 is not put away for the winter, Yah!!!! I'm just very careful when and where I go during the winter. And it depends on how hard we get hit with bad weather during the winter.
Sadly, I don't get up into the mountains during the winter. Often times the roads do allow it, but it's just too cold. I'm not yet set up for very cold driving. Some of you out there have the heated hand grips and heated vests to help, but I won't be able to get any of that for probably a few winters at least. I'm still trying to find decent winter gloves. Some of you have heard me gripe about my present gloves. They aren't women's gloves and the fingers are too long. I had bought a size men's small. It's hard to find women's gloves, as the motorcycle stores here mainly carry the men's sizes. I didn't realize the problem when I first bought them. When I drive with these gloves they catch on the clutch and sometimes I end up popping the clutch and killing the engine. I look like (and feel like) I'm just learning to drive a motorcycle again. I'm very disappointed as these gloves were not cheap, sigh. I can say that my hands do stay very warm with them. So the search is on for a decent pair of winter gloves that fit well and keep my hands warm.
So I will close with the beautiful sunset we had today.