It's October 31, 2010 and I've decided to start a blog because I was thinking about it while out for a motorcycle ride today. That doesn't sound out of the ordinary except for the fact that I live in Upstate New York and it was about 40 degrees when the ride started. It's also not unheard of for people up here to ride year 'round, but I'm not one of them. Riding in snow and riding in early spring when there's lots of sand on the roads from the winter are two conditions I don't ride in.
The cold doesn't bother me. I'm fairly well equipped for cold weather riding- textile riding jacket and pants, sturdy motorcycle boots. Gloves are the one thing that I find difficult to decide on. The insulated winter ones tend to be bulky. So I'm experimenting.
I kind of feel like I should be writing this blog in the spring. And with my last ride more than likely coming up in a few weeks it seems like I'm doing this backwards. Oh well, that's just who I am.
As a 46 year old female rider I hope to give some insights on riding and the things I take along with me, the stuff I learn along the way and the people I meet. It's been a very interesting riding year for me and I figured I'd put that info out there for anyone that may trip over it or actually be interested. So read, comment- what ever you like.