Saturday, September 22, 2018

Name Change?

Hello!

It's been a long time since I've been actively blogging mostly because I haven't been riding. But now I have a new ride! Which leads to my question. Should I change the name of my blog to NT700V: There and Back Again? Or, start a new blog? I just reread some of my posts. I had some good times on that GS. I plan to continue the good times on the NT. For that reason, I'd like to keep this one going. The adventures will continue.


I really love this bike!


Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Well, hello there!

So, I bought a thing yesterday.....


Traded in the GS. I think my hubby did finally resolve the stalling issue but, really, in the long run, the Honda will better suit my needs. The higher maintenance costs on the BMW kind of sealed the deal. We also got a decent trade-in for it and a fabulous deal on this 2010 Honda NT700V. It had only 6,045 miles on it. It was listed at $3995 and we were able to talk them down a bit. Woo hoo!!

It is a lovely motorcycle! I put about 68 miles on it after riding it away from the shop. If any one is in the Denver metro area looking for a motorcycle, I highly recommend this consignment shop, Motorado. Very low pressure sales people. Very easy to work with.

I may have to change the name of my blog. I'm so excited to be back on the road again! Stay tuned!

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Adventure Riding

Wow. So, a year ago I registered and then got a refund for the adventure riding class. I had to back out because of problems with the bike. Well, my lovely hubby has resolved that issue. We think so anyway. Replacing the fuel pump seems to have done the trick, although I think I need a couple more long rides to really prove that to be true. In the meantime, I've found a different, local, women-run, adventure class.

http://advwoman.com/

I've just registered!

It is four days of adventure riding classes, rides, and other fun stuff! It is also just a few days before our anniversary. This year, since we didn't travel last time because of the wedding, we are planning to go to Durango. I'm fitting this ADV rally in right before our trip. I'm super excited to have a nice long vacation planned. I need it. It's going to be awesome. Yay!!


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Phase 1: The Intro To Adventure Camp

I am registered for this!

Followed immediately by this!

There is a ladies only camp but we will be hosting a wedding in our backyard that weekend. I'll bet the ladies only camp is going to be fun. But, I'm not worried about hanging with the guys. I'm a little bit worried about the altitude at the camp and on the tour. It's almost twice as high as where I live. I should start hydrating. And get back in shape, too.

I am SUPER EXCITED!!! :-) :-) :-)


Sunday, September 11, 2016

7 Years on the GS

Facebook reminded me that today marks 7 years that I've had my G650GS. Wow! Time does fly when you're having fun. Today I also began to wonder, what should my next moto be?

I do like the GS but it seems to need a bit more power. I don't know if that's related to some of the stalling issues I was having or if it has more to do with my commute in stop and go traffic. I don't feel like it is quite the machine for the stop and go traffic on the interstate but, maybe there really isn't such a machine.

I've been toying with this idea, CB300F.

It's pretty inexpensive as new bikes go. My hubby did point out it wouldn't be a good touring machine. And I pointed out that would mean I'd need multiple bikes. :-) So then I thought maybe this one would be nice.
But I'm not really ready to give up the dual sport just yet. So, there is also the twin, the F700GS. And I've been thinking I need another Honda. So, maybe their new adventure bike?
The Honda, on paper, is pretty tall for me, although I haven't actually tried sitting on one yet. The  Beemers have low suspension options which is the setup I currently have on the GS.  I think I probably need to test ride a few options and really weight what I want, what I need, and what I can afford.

Hubby also needs a new ride, something that doesn't require so much wrenching. He's quite partial to the Honda ST1300. He also wouldn't turn away a CB1100. We do have a milestone anniversary coming up. Maybe we need a matching set of motos. Now there's a thought! :-)

24,760 miles on the moto as of this evening.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Commuting again!

I've been commuting again! Even though I've taken the interstate both days this week, it's been nice to be back in the saddle again. If I leave early enough the stop and go traffic is more go than stop. The mornings are nice and cool. In fact, this morning I put on a vest beneath my mesh jacket to keep the chill at bay. Fall is definitely in the air, in the mornings anyway. Still quite hot during the day and early evenings.

Yesterday, my gas light came on much sooner than I thought it should. The traffic on the commute probably contributes to that. And, I also try to keep the rpms up in an attempt to keep the bike from stalling. It's been much better now that I don't touch the throttle when I start it. That seems to be the fix that the hubby found online. Apparently it's a thing with the 2009 G650GS. Computer glitch. I also noticed that one of my dash lights is out. I should get that fixed.

24,678 miles are on the bike. Doesn't seem like that many to me. I need more road trips. :-)




Monday, July 25, 2016

9th Anniversary Road Trip

We didn't take the motos. It's just too hot. Here is our lovely home away from home for the next three nights. 

It's so excellent! Swamp cooler which keeps it nice and cool even after cooking dinner inside. 


On the way down, we also stopped at the May Museum of Tropical Insects.


More later. Blogging from the phone isn't very efficient.