Thursday, November 24, 2011

Ahh Thanksgiving

It was suppose to be warm out today. We left my house at 7am and headed up to the northern kettle moraine forest. We just kept riding in the 30 degree weather knowing that it was suppose to be in the 50's today. 50's never came. It was kind of surreal riding down the back roads with all the leaves off the trees and seeing all the hunters in their blaze orange sitting, dreaming for their buck. Then they see us come zipping along and wonder what the hell is wrong with us.

I will be honest, I was afraid of being mistaken for a deer. We got on some dirt road cutting through the forest and all I could think about is the fact that we are moving through the forest slowly and are about the same size as a deer. Granted deer don't have an exhaust noise coming out of them but you would be surprised at how fast sound can dissipate in the forest.

None the less we made it without being shot and cranked another 100 miles on for the season.

I finally broke my second goal for the year. My first was to get 5000 miles on the KLR before the end of the riding season. That came and went pretty fast so I upped it to 6000 miles. That came today. Not bad considering I got the bike at the end of July. I know some Harley's that didn't see 1000 miles all season.

Between all my bikes I probably put 10000 to 12000 miles on this year so far. I still have the rest of this month before the year is over.