Voyages on Two Wheels – 18 and 20 August 2011 – Pics of Bikes & Desert
Well, I was going to try to get this post published last night, but I just flat ran out of steam. I did manage to get something like a reasonable amount of sleep though, so today went fairly well :) I’ll get back to more about today in another post, so let’s get on with the pics
I think I’ve finally found a way to deal with work when everything is turning into the contents of a septic tank. I hop on my motorcycle and ride over to either Taco Bell or A&W/Long John Silver’s for lunch :) Now, I only get 30 minutes total for lunch so I’ve got to be fairly quick about it. Still, even if I only get to ride about three miles round trip it seems to do loads for my co-workers’ sanity during the second half of the day
Saturday brought the promise of two whole days off in a row :D I need a new helmet liner due to a bit of a problem with part of the attachment system that keeps it in the helmet up front, so I headed down to Carter Powersports to see if they had one in stock. They didn’t, but I ordered one along with another accessory and picked up a different cramp buster for the throttle
As much fun as I’m having with my V-Star, I’m actually thinking that I’m going to add another motorcycle to my stable in the next couple of years. Now, I know you’re probably but try not to fall out of your chair :wink: The two bikes above are currently at the top of my list. The Versys and V-Strom are similar bikes from different companies, but they’re different enough that it matters. The V-Strom is more dirt oriented, while the Versys is a better street machine. If I were to be in the market for one of them right now, I’d be totally screwed – I wouldn’t be able to decide. If I were going only by looks, the Versys would be the winner. But I don’t only go by looks
Anyone care to tell me how they put down this sort of paint and how long they expect it to last in a place like Las Vegas
It’s really true that you never know what you’ll see out on the road :) I’ve also found that I actually meet people when I’m out on my bike. It’s been said many times that you’re more approachable when you’re on a motorcycle. I think this comes down to being outside rather than inside a car. Talking to someone who’s in a car kind of feels like violating some sort of personal space.
I wish I could remember the name of the owner of this bike, but I appreciate him allowing me to get these pics :cool: Stereotypes exist for so many things and bikers are no exception. The owner of this bike really does get out and ride as you can tell by the odometer! He’s not one for lots of safety gear, but he also knows the risks and accepts them. The only changes I’d make to this Harley would be to change the bars and windshield. Other than that I’d ride the hell out of it, too
I should probably get my lazy, sleepy butt out of bed earlier on occasion and get out to Red Rock when the sun’s coming from the other direction :P For now I’ll just stick to saying that evening is my favorite time to go play in Red Rock Canyon
There’s really nothing special about this pic, but I do like the way my bike looks at night :) The front turn signals stay lit like this as marker lights and the triangle is supposed to help cagers notice you more than just having a single headlight. I’m just happy to be able to go ride off into the sunset and beyond
That’s all for this post. Have a great day and stay tuned for more soon
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