Wildgoose Chase Moto Guzzi

General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: rodekyll on January 09, 2015, 08:20:00 PM

Title: January Ride (first ride in a year or so)
Post by: rodekyll on January 09, 2015, 08:20:00 PM
Although I feel for you folks in the lower 48, it was above freezing and nothing coming out of the sky in Alaska today, so I took the rodekyll out.  The odyssey 925 was at 11v after sitting a year, so I charged it while I bled the brakes and checked tire pressures.  Once charged, the bike started like it had run yesterday, even though the old gas isn't treated.  I didn't really expect that, and it walked a few feet before I got my hand on the brake.  I let it loosen up a little and wheeled it to the street.  So far so good -- I felt I could handle the weight and balance.

I let it idle on the curb while I got into my gear -- nothing special, just my armored Tourmaster jacket, light gloves, and Nolan.  This combination had been intolerable for my arms and neck before the surgery, but it felt pretty 'normal' now.  Pulling out, the bike felt like it should.  A mile down the clean, dry road I was still doing good.  This distance in my riding gear was about the limit when I garaged the bikes.  I could tough it out, but riding was no fun.  30 miles later I was out of road and there was frost forming, so I parked it.  The only things suffering are my lower back and wrists, both of which I think are due to two years of disuse.  It's encouraging.  I can see myself doing road trips again.
Title: Re: January Ride (first ride in a year or so)
Post by: fotoguzzi on January 09, 2015, 08:37:08 PM
 :bow you are the MAN!  GTK hope you get to the lower 48 soon..
Title: Re: January Ride (first ride in a year or so)
Post by: lucydad on January 09, 2015, 10:27:01 PM
RK,

The polar bears looked south and grinned.

Puffins likely stopped eating and pondered your sound.

Even the belugas turned green with envy.

And surely an Alaskan Eagle rode again.

cheers and blessings,
Title: Re: January Ride (first ride in a year or so)
Post by: Chuck in Indiana on January 10, 2015, 06:56:24 AM
Great news, RK!  ;-T
Title: Re: January Ride (first ride in a year or so)
Post by: twhitaker on January 10, 2015, 07:01:18 AM
I was hoping to ride one to the Guzzi breakfast this morning but the thermometer just now moved into the positive side. Brrrrr.
Title: Re: January Ride (first ride in a year or so)
Post by: guzzisteve on January 10, 2015, 07:52:12 AM
RK,  That's great that your body is cooperating, ride safe & ease back into riding again.
Title: Re: January Ride (first ride in a year or so)
Post by: Bill Hagan on January 10, 2015, 08:02:36 AM

Not only good news, but good news well told.

Bill

Title: Re: January Ride (first ride in a year or so)
Post by: chuck peterson on January 10, 2015, 08:39:47 AM
 ;-T
Title: Re: January Ride (first ride in a year or so)
Post by: Matteo on January 10, 2015, 09:02:52 AM
Viva Dave!  :bow
Title: Re: January Ride (first ride in a year or so)
Post by: Crusty on January 10, 2015, 09:10:18 AM
 ;-T  :+1
Title: Re: January Ride (first ride in a year or so)
Post by: Rotten Ralph on January 10, 2015, 09:41:02 AM
Another ;-T
Title: Re: January Ride (first ride in a year or so)
Post by: redrider on January 10, 2015, 09:45:56 AM
"And We offer a Laurel and hearty handshake..." Seriously, great news for you!! Cheers.
Title: Re: January Ride (first ride in a year or so)
Post by: Shorty on January 10, 2015, 03:42:47 PM
Glad tidings.  :bike
Title: Re: January Ride (first ride in a year or so)
Post by: davedel44 on January 10, 2015, 05:03:00 PM
Two more  ;-T ;-T and a big ;D.
Dave
Galveston
Title: Re: January Ride (first ride in a year or so)
Post by: Bob Wegman on January 10, 2015, 07:41:21 PM
That is really good news.  Congratulations.
Title: Re: January Ride (first ride in a year or so)
Post by: Markcarovilli on January 10, 2015, 08:53:09 PM
That is great - Happy New Year.....

Mark