Lake Placid New York

Lake Placid New York
Fall Ride 2010-Keene Valley, NY

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Busy, busy, busy....

Fun stuff- getting our daughter ready to go to college. It's been a summer of shopping, orientation and paperwork. In between we've been able to get out for rides even in the hot weather.

I have to say that buying a mesh motorcycling jacket last summer was one of my best moves ever! I can't imagine wearing my regular TourMaster Trinity jacket in hot weather. The mesh I purchased was a First Gear and I got it at a super price ($40) from New Enough which is now It has armor art the elbows and a rain/wind liner, which I haven't used just yet. The air flow is incredible and keeps me from feeling like I'm melting while riding.

We've been hitting some back roads in New York, Vermont and Massachusetts and getting in some great riding. Shelburne Falls in Ma. was a great ride last week. The Bridge of Flowers is very nice and the glacial potholes were cool to see. Lunch out and retracing our route home with a stop for ice cream in Hoosick Falls at Big Moose Deli made a great day.

My main concentration on rides this summer is trying to corner more at speed. I'm trying to keep my chin up and look through corners and felt I had a good ride this past Sunday going to Schroon Lake, NY for a short ride. I'm thinking that next spring might be a good time to take the refresher course through Motorcycle Safety Foundation.

All in all we have still been able to get rides in and get done what has to be done before the big college move in date of August 25. Maybe we'll get out that weekend after all of the moving and welcoming activities.

Or maybe we'll just sleep! 

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