I got my Harley back on Tuesday.
Last week, they took my bike to the shop to change out the battery, and to do a state inspection.
Turns out they only had to charge the battery for me, which saved me a lot of money.
The first few months of this year it was cold, and um, I was tired because of tax season, and um, I didn’t ride.
There was one nice spell during those months and my co-worker and his wife came over. I let him ride it while I ran errands, um because (a) I went through a class with him and saw how he handles riding a motorcycle and (b) I share my toys.
I have another friend who I am going to take to a parking lot and remind him how to operate a motorcycle. He doesn’t have a motorcycle license, so in a deserted parking lot at the crack of dawn we shall remain. But I am happy to show him and let him give it a go on my bike.
Anyway, when my co-worker rode it, he charged the battery up right nice.
After that, I would at least go down and turn on the bike and let it run for a while thinking that would give the battery juice.
Um. No. According to the Harley dude, that’s why my battery died…..because I drained it!
I don’t have an electrical outlet in the garage where I park so I can’t keep the battery charged when I am not riding it.
Now to keep it alive and healthy, I need to ride it about 100 miles a week.
No time like the present…..so I took my Harley out for a spin this morning!
Wait it gets better.
After making my second lap of keeping it safe aka not venturing out too far…..I thought – eff it! Ride mama, ride.
And I did.
I zipped all over the place, all up in traffic. I have never done this before but, the only way to get used to something is to – Just Do It.
I drove around for 45 minutes this morning and I loved every single moment of it!
My day was already complete by 7:30am. The day cannot get any better than this!
And what a great stress reliever.
I am happy as a lark.
For my visual friends, here’s how my riding will evolve in pictures….
Me: Getting My Morning Rides In!
Me: WOOOOOO HOOOOOOOO!!!!
Me: Catch Me If You Can Sucker!!
Oh, Rolling Thunder will be in the DC area at the end of May.
This year I might finally pull off riding on the GW Parkway with all the other motorcycles in town.