I sure have been enjoying the Tiger lately. I went out for a 350 mile ride Saturday before last and a shorter 200 mile ride last Saturday. Anything over 300 miles I affectionately call a toothbrush run as it usually takes all day and one should pack a toothbrush for a trip that long. I have declined many toothbrush rides as I could never handle that distance on my America, but with the Tiger a whole new world has opened up.
We ran up Hwy 20 then down 126 over the McKenzie Pass to Sisters for lunch.
Trobairitz sat this one out, it was too far and too many passes for her little 250.
So it was back over McKenzie pass the other way and up to Cougar Reservoir and Aufderheide Drive.
It was on the Aufderheide and about 200 miles into the ride when the aches started. A new bike and an aging body makes for a long afternoon. A couple of Aleve and my Throttlemeister throttle lock got me through the rest of the ride. I was enjoying the bike so much, my aching knees and my right elbow didn't matter.
But it did get me thinking and wondering what other riders do to keep in shape to ride. I'm considering dusting off the bicycle hanging in the garage.
So what is the best exercise or fitness regimen for motorcyclists and what do you do to keep in top riding shape?