Friday, April 12, 2013

Cool Places to Park a Motorcycle

I had to get this post in before it was too late. Gary France posted a challenge Cool Places to Park a Motorcycle and readers have been submitting their photos so I started thinking where have I parked my motorcycles.... intentional or not.

I've unintentionally parked my Sprint ST in a field on the way home from the dealership, I just bought it and was unfamiliar with the bike. Fortunately, I stayed on it and kept it upright.

It took a Jeep and a winch to pull me out of the mud.

It was this incident when I realized I needed more rider training and signed up for the Team Oregon Advance Rider Training Course. This in turn made me want to become not only a better rider but start the journey toward becoming an instructor.

Another photo I considered was my bike parked in the living room. How many of us would be able to get away with parking our motorcycle in the house, let alone smack dab in the middle of the living room? Actually, even if we weren't in the middle of renovations, my wife is so awesome she would still allow it today... I on the other hand, don't want to have to replace the new flooring.

The photo I did submit is one of my favorites, I stopped on my way home from work one evening and took some photos of my beloved Tiger in a wheat field.

This field was much drier than the above mentioned field and this was intentional.

It is great seeing all of the photos and thank you Gary for posting the challenge!


Sunday, April 7, 2013

E2E Rally and Bridges

One advantage of Trobairitz participating in the Pace Podcast E2E Rally is that I get to check off more photo tags for my covered bridge page.

Ritner Creek Covered Bridge

We often play the "where do you want to go?" - "I don't know, where do you want to go?" game.

The prospect of 'riding to eat' seems to have dropped from our itinerary as not many roadside cafes offer 'salad' on their menu so the rally gives us much preferred picnic destinations to ride to instead.

We've scouted several photo opportunities while out and about in the car and are looking forward to warm, dry weather if and when it stops raining.

Harris Covered Bridge in Wren

I've heard somewhere that April showers bring May flowers......

In the meantime, I am commuting back and forth to work alternating between bikes. The rain bike and the non-fairing bike. I am happy in my new job and I'm realizing the benefit of working 'four tens'. We're anticipating several camping trips this summer and exploring further destinations that eluded us with the traditional two day weekend... between teaching Team Oregon classes of course.