Nothing really bad happened. It was just one of those days. I got up at 5:00 to go for a run, showered, putzed around the house, and went for a two hour ride. Well, it was a little chilly and I was a tad underdressed. I was tired from getting up early. My whole body felt sore from the get go, from my neck on down. Then there was road construction everywhere, traffic was a nightmare on all the good roads. And I just couldn't seem to concentrate as well as I normally do. So I cut it short, came home, and babysat my two year old while outside the sun came out and it warmed up. On the flip side, at least I didn't have to work! Thanks for listening to my rant about something as insignificant as a motorcycle ride. Sorry for offending anyone with more pressing issues.
I wouldn't be so paranoid if you all weren't out to get me.
[This message has been edited by scotty (edited August 13, 2000).]
Hey man, I hear ya. Woke up this morning around 7:30. Got dressed to go riding with friends, met up with them, everything going great, then i have to pass a car on a double yellow line, usually no big deal but an unmarked car behind me, busted! My day was crap to. I'm sure you didn't offend anyone.
Better to be a racer for a moment than a spectator for a lifetime.
Sorry about your day, but I can understand. Got up a bit early myself and was out of the house at around 7:30 to try to get some riding in before I had to deal with the rest of the day. It was pretty cold, even in my cordura jacket (left the liner out; it is August!). Finally it was just beginning to get too misty out, so I turned around and went home.
Did spend the rest of the day with the kids, which is a plus. And polished the bike a bit, which doesn't hurt either...
Richard M. Poniarski
'00 Kawasaki ZR-7
Moderator, ZR-Riders Mailing List
I can relate to crappy days like that. I usually figure when it happens, it's a sign to go home. The one and only time I didn't pay attention to a "sign" or "funny feeling" like that, I had a little get-off, so when in doubt, I go home now. But yesterday, it was nice outside here and I was working.
'00 CBR F4 (the faster, silver/red model)
"Objects in mirror no longer matter!"
I had a bit of an off ride on Sunday too. I'm not sure why, but out of a total of 15 hearty waves to fellow riders... I might have gotten 3 returned. I don't mind the occasional Harley snub... but fellow sportbike riders? I'm not sure what this world is coming too.... maybe it was just a bad week.