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It's driving me to work!

Posted by james on June 24, 2005

Today was the first day of, what I'd like to call, Moto-commute. I go on the bike in full business getup (with boots instead of shoes), and drove to work. I took my time, this being my first daylight ride (shh, permit people don't need to know that) and the furthest so far. But again, it's natural. I love it, and I'm definately going to enjoy having my bike. Soon I'll have my car fixed, and I don't know which one I'll drive more... it's a tossup. I can't help but thank that random anonymous newsgroup helper. Just think, a week ago I had a bike that wouldn't start or run. Now I'm driving to work with it. And it's all due to some guy on the internet that decides to help people for no money or other gains. Just to feel good about himself. I sure hope he feels real good right now.

And I just found out I've got my second wave of visitors coming along. Woot. I don't know where I'm going to stick them all, but it does give me a concrete goal; get the Civic fixed by the end of August. I can't wait to get that thing open. I'm hooked! I'm already trying to find what I'm going to work on after the car.

Can we fix it!

Posted by james on June 21, 2005


9 pictures.

It's Alive!

Posted by james on June 21, 2005

Oh man, I cannot resist.

I finally got my bike on the road. Not just riding it around that small segment in front of my house (which, incidentally, is a good way to piss off my neighbors). But real road... neighborhood road, 2 lane street road. And I'm hooked... I had to remind myself to smile, it was so engrossing. And I thought, this is what God intended... man on two wheels. Why did we ever need 4?

And just in time too. I'm 2 days overdue on returning my loaner car, so it's about time I got my bike running. I'm going to give it one more day of riding around near my house before I drive it to work. But it's just natural. Right hand, right foot, brake slowly, tap left foot shift down, lean and stand. Then clutch, right hand throttle, foot on pegs and go! I love it. A life-long mission satisfied... to drive a motorcycle. And what better place than here on the island.

Special thanks to a person known only as "krusty kritter" on the rec.motorcycles.tech newsgroup. Without his help, I'd still be doing nothing. And now I'ma ridin!


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