With winter on the horizon, I don't see many bikes on the road these days. So, I thought it would be nice to log your ride...Give us the details...location, date, time, temperature, gear you're wearing to stay warm.... road conditions, snow plow sightings ?
Have fun and stay safe!
I'm putting mine away this weekend, though there is still some acceptable riding weather left.
Why so early? The bike needs a new rear tire, badly. The brakes are close to the dreaded metal-to-metal stage. The chain is on it's last legs. (All to be taken care of at the start of the next riding season, with more time and money available. hopefully.) Also, the bike's off to be stored elsewhere as of this weekend, as I need the garage now. We will, this year, finally rebuild my brother-in-law's '73 Guzzi V7 Sports in my garage. Last year's plan to do this was OBEd (local MilSpeak for Overcome By Events).
The transformation from garage to shop begins tomorrow with the delivery of two cubic yards of stone-dust (some 5000 pounds or so) to level the floor of the garage/shop prior to laying down some extruded foam insulation, t&g OSB and some old laminate flooring I removed from an apartment. Closing in and insulating the ceiling is next. Then some electrical outlets. Comfort is the aim, cheap is the means. Moving work bench, tools, storage cabinets, shelving and a whole slew of stuff, storing it in the corners of the house and under tarp in the back yard, and then replacing it ship shape and Bristol Fashion into the new shop, will be as much work as any other stage in this process. Well, other than fixing the old bike, maybe.
A short ride is planned for tomorrow (after the stone-dust is delivered) before preparing the bike for its hibernation. I'm not likely to encounter snow, 15 deg. C called for, which is hardly roughing it. I will enjoy this last ride of the year, and will miss riding on the nice days left.