Sunday, April 15, 2018

Shitty April

Ohio takes some getting used to for a southern boy.

Still, the last two days have made for nice riding. 79°F yesterday, 62°F today. I can deal with either, but today it rained up until time for leave for work, then it stopped. While at work, it started raining again, and yet it stopped before I left work. After I got home, again the rain commenced.

I take this as a good sign.

Gonna buy a warm-weather helmet (3/4 with full-face shield) on one of my days off this week -- whichever day is nice enough to let me ride to get it.

Monday, April 2, 2018

And Of Course...

... everyone's seen this by now. Way to cover the brakes, Reynolds.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

I'm An April Foo'

At least Bert is impressed with The Rocinante. I wish ridin' weather would come to stay, although 45°F isn't terrible.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Introducing: Rocinante

Named for the re-named Martian corvette featured in The Expanse, she's no broken-down horse. A 2013 Honda PCX150, she is missing the backrest (such as it is), and has a couple of scrapes from being dropped (not my doing), but she's mine, and she runs like a scalded ape.

Wintertime is the time to buy bargain scooters, I tell ya.

Monday, February 13, 2017


... gear upgrades. Need a 3/4 helmet with a hinged faceshield, ala Fulmer AF-655 (my go-to from the past), rain gear,etc. The borrowed brain bucket is DOT, but the wind is killin' my ears. WHAT?  And the $2 safety glasses keep most of the wind out of my eyes, but not all. Yeah, we gotta fix that.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Saturday, September 10, 2016


First scooter ride since November, 2014. First scooter ride in Washington. 2003 Honda Ruckus. Yes, I'm a heart patient, and I ride.