Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Post BBBC Doldrums

I gotta admit that the BBBC (Brave, Bold, Blogger Challenge) caused me to post on topics outside the norm (for me) and include some photos that I would have never even taken let alone post. While on road trips, I tend to post almost daily, subject to Internet access, as it is an easy way for me to remember where I was and what went on so the daily posting wasn't difficult. The weird off the wall topics actually made the daily posts simpler since I didn't need to think of a subject. For me, I knew that I wasn't going to come up with an imaginative ways to incorporate the topic within what would be considered a "normal" post.

With our high temperatures venturing above freezing just about every day for the last couple of weeks, I can't complain about the weather. Transitioning to the Beemer has been a non-event as it starts readily and generally runs pretty well. And I'm starting to get used to the way it drives and handles again. I definitely prefer the handling characteristics of the Ural though the Beemer transmission shifts much nicer. With the exception of finding neutral. On the Ural, just a quick flip of the reverse lever puts it into neutral. No messing around with the shift lever.

Still waiting for parts...

8 comments:

  1. Your continued ability to ride in sub-optimal conditions for two-wheeled motorcycles is driving my on again off again search for spare rig....

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    1. There seems to be no shortage of low mileage rigs. I think that folks buy them to use, possibly, when they don't feel comfortable on two wheels anymore then never use them. Or they decide that a third wheel doesn't fit them. Some get terrified the first time they ride one in traffic. I talked to one of them. Missed out on a very low mileage Gear Up as the original purchaser tried to ride it on downtown freeways. Parked it and didn't use it for a couple of years...

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  2. At least you have a back up rig that is reliable. Could be worse, you could be relegated to the truck while the Ural is waiting for parts.

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    1. Yes, that would have been grim... ;-)

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  3. Back ups are great. I've been a polygam-otorcyclist for a while and even though I like one bike MUCH better it's good to change once in a while.

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    1. Yes, it is really nice to not only have a spare but a spare that can be ridden in the ice and snow. And it's nice to use the spare for a while since repairs and maintenance that you may have ignored get addressed.

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  4. Congratulations on making it through February. The days are getting longer here, noticeably longer. It's wonderful. All the signs point to spring. I can't wait as I have no back up winter motorcycle (and honestly prefer the comfort of full indoor heat, seats included.)

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    1. I noticed a sure sign of Spring around here. The snow piles along the sides of the road were pushed into the ditch so that snowmelt wouldn't go onto the pavement.

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