I haven't been riding as much as you might think. Hardly at all, really. It's downright depressing in contrast to how often I was in the saddle with the Triumph.
I've never rode the Yamaha on-post, even though I got it registered there. I've never put in more than 40 miles in a single ride (and that day I blew a fuse and had to be rescued on the roadside by a empathetic Boozefighter). The one time I took it off a paved road, I layed it down in the mud. I got it up to 80 on the freeway once, but experienced some scary high-speed wobble. I haven't even fired it up since Eleanor was born.
Maybe it's revealing that the Yamaha is still "it" while the Triumph quickly became "her" or "Bonnie."
|Cutaway engine poster from The XS Cafe|
|There might be a bunch of Eleanor pictures unrelated to the post content this month. I hope you don't mind.|