Thursday, January 5, 2017

Out and About

Almost two weeks have passed since the last surgery in Seattle so I decided to see how it felt to ride the Ural. Plus, it was almost tropical at +16°F! Almost too nice to pass up taking SB on his first moto outing in Alaska. Didn't venture very far, maybe 20 miles or so. I also recorded another PBC video just because I was out and about anyway.

Here is PBC #4


11 comments:

SonjaM said...

So, Richard, did the ride so shortly after surgery affect you at all? Hope all is well already.

Learning to Golf said...

I enjoyed the ride. When you turned into Creamer's Field Waterfowl Refuge and the road wasn't visible any more was a very interesting part and I found myself looking harder to see where you were going. Also noticed you stood up over the bumps. Hope your healing is going well.

Trobairitz said...

+16 is almost tropical? Well I guess compared to -25. And here we think we're freezing with +15 this morning.

Pressure points when sitting on a bike are definitely different than sitting in a car, I am glad you are well enough to get back on the bike.

RichardM said...

Nope, it's been about two weeks which is about the same amount of time after the first one. I been off the pain meds for over a week so it seemed to be a good time to try out a ride again. Maybe another (very) short one today since it is below 0°F again.

RichardM said...

With the really flat light, it's hard to see the edges of the road. I opened up the visor to get a better view. Healing is going fine. I almost always end up standing on the bumpy sections. Some tell me that it isn't allowed in some places. But around here, not a problem.

RichardM said...

Almost tropical. I ended up turning off the heated grips and gear near the end since I was feeling pretty warm.

redlegsrides said...

Good to hear you're healing....as to standing on the pegs when on bumps....that's always a good thing....I too have "heard" of instances where cops have given riders a hard time if they spot them standing on the pegs while moving down the road....but haven't really experienced it myself. Now, if you were seen doing wheelies with the Ural, I would not only expect you get the cops' attention, I would like video of it as well! :)

RichardM said...

I have never heard of anyone around here getting dinged for standing on the pegs especially with all of the bumpy roads that we have around here. BobL had mentioned that it was specifically prohibited in B.C. and he mentioned that people have been pulled over for "stunting".

BeemerGirl said...

Never heard of that. I regularly stand on the pegs to stretch the legs and rest the tush. Any many times have been passed by cops without incident. I've been told that maybe here they aren't allowed to give chase...

BeemerGirl said...

Love the video. Like Arizona Dude, Oilburner and I were also trying to figure out where the road was when entering Creamer's. :)

RichardM said...

I thought it odd but I've heard it from multiple people but all in B.C..