Thursday, September 11, 2008

All Smiles

I got to ride in to work again today. My wife just loves me that much.

For you long time readers, I'm sure you appreciate how I've missed moto-commuting. To go from riding to work every day for two years, to carpooling full-time was a big shock to my system.

Apart from the joy of riding, I miss seeing my moto-buddies out on the road in the morning. When you ride to work every day, you get to know the other riders. At least, you recognize the hardcore guys and gals out in the same nasty weather you are. Sometimes you get to talk to these folks for a minute or two at the stop light.

Oh, and did I mention the joy of riding? It's like getting recess twice a day!

This evening I noticed the Triumph is due for service. That's kind of a bummer, but then, it's been a year since it's last service, so I guess it's time.

It's been a year.

When I rode everyday, it was in the shop every 3 months for scheduled maintenance.

I don't miss that part.

7 comments:

Panduram Ganpathrao Dhule said...

You are lucky to ride at work everyday...not everybody gets that chance ;)

-Girish
www.iThump.com

Panduram Ganpathrao Dhule said...

By the way, very good write ups...

hieyeglasses said...

Yeah, I hate those frequent maintenance checks, but its a reasonable price to pay for daily rides.

Becky said...

Glad you get to ride to work again. There is something about the mornings, like you say, when you pass the same people each day on bikes. Enjoy!

Bikerchickz

mrs rc said...

This has nothing to do with this post, but...I was going to submit a guest review of "Pizza Garden" back where I used to live in Manchester, MD. Next week we are planning a ride through that area and planned to stop for lunch. Problem: they are closed on Sundays! :-( Oh well, I guess we'll have to wait for the review til next time...

Kano said...

Well, you get to ride one day a week to work, that's certainly better than none! Good luck on getting your own business started, that's my goal in life too.

Earl Thomas said...

It's amazing the little things that I take for granted like my commute everyday. I can't imagine having to carpool and leave my bike at home alone every single day of the work week.

E.T.