I know this post might seem a bit strange, even based on what you’ve come to expect from me over the years. However, I have to express my appreciation for the riders and their motorcycles on our Fourth of July ride. I don’t have an objective measurement, but I’d say that our group had some of the most well-maintained motorcycles that I’ve ever seen.
I don’t want to single anyone out, Beth, but she had a motorcycle that looked like it was right off the showroom floor. The odometer read a tad over 60,000 miles, but you’d never know that by looking at her shiny ride.
Feeling a bit shamed by the rolling masterpieces that were in our group, I washed mine and discovered that it wasn’t the dull brown/gray that I thought it was. It actually had a nice paint job that I hadn’t seen for quite a while.
I also gave my bike a good going-over and replaced one of my tires. It wasn’t threadbare, but it’s better to be safe than sorry. When I got the chance to go for another ride with some of my friends around home, they commented on how shiny my bike was. If they’d left it there, that would have been fine. But, they also had to mention that they didn’t even know my motorcycle had chrome on it before I gave it its most recent bath. I know they were joking, but they made their point.
I have now put routine motorcycle maintenance on my calendar. I don’t know how you are, but if I need to do something, I have to put it on my calendar. If I fail to do that, I’ll see something shiny, obviously not my motorcycle, and forget about what I was supposed to be doing.
As always, thanks for your continued support!