Lunch was a bit more than just a time for some food today. Ember had been up north from Saturday through yesterday with her mom and grandma, so I hadn’t seen her in a few days. I got my motorcycle back on the road on Sunday and my two wheeled wind therapy device was too much fun to leave at Cindy’s, so I’d left my car there instead. Cindy helped me get my car back to my apartment during lunch today and I got to spend some quality time with my daughter afterwards. Ember had fun climbing up on the rider’s seat, starting and revving the engine, and trying on my helmet 😁 It’s always great to spend time with her 😎
A lot of my hobbies and interests were shelved for quite a while during my time in trucking. I was out on the road 3-5 weeks and home 3-5 days. Time with Ember and quality time were priorities. One of those hobbies/interests that I put on hold was motorcycling. I got my V-Star 650 Classic back in 2012 and I’ve ridden through just about every weather condition, over widely varied terrain, and I’ve enjoyed several road trips on this machine.
I’m happy to report that after a couple of years of inactivity, my V-Star is back on the road and I have plans to take my daughter Ember for some short rides to start with. Eventually I hope to drop her off and pick her up at school and maybe go for some slightly longer rides. I’ll be doing an oil/filter change, fuel filter change, air filter change, new front brake pads, and a few other things over the next weekend and it’s getting brand new tires in a couple of weeks.
Expect to see lots more motorcycle fun around here in the future 😎
Ya know, there’s things I miss about San Diego and Vegas. But there are things I love about Utah. We get snow here, but not usually enough to be a real problem. We have incredibly beautiful scenery. There’s a bunch of public land and a few outdoor shooting ranges like the one at Pinnacle Peak where this pic was taken. And I get to take Ember shooting and fishing among other things 😊
Stay tuned for lots of other fun stuff 😎
Back in 2012 when I moved up here from Las Vegas, I decided to take a ride on some dirt roads my motorcycle was definitely NOT made to travel. This pic is from the Wedge Overlook on the San Rafael Swell. Click here to see the Wedge Overlook on Google Maps 😉
This was an especially fun ride because I nearly crashed several times. Please understand that I had no cell service and nobody knew where I was or what I was doing LOL! Good times 😎