Monday, June 14, 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010

mileage check

122,647 miles

Mud fun

Got a little stuck last weekend in the Florida Keys. I also passed the 20,000 mile mark, all since last February.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Time for a new pipe

My Two Brothers muffler is falling apart, one rivet at a time. I have the original muffler and may try to install that.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Monday, February 22, 2010

one year of riding the GS

As of February 17, 2010, I have owned my 1150GS for one year.

The current mileage is 120,200, meaning I put 17,720 miles in the bike in the last 12 months. That includes having the bike out of commission for an entire month with the faulty Hall Sensor. So, based on 11 months, that's an average of 1,600 miles per month.

A 400 mile a week average is not bad when you live on a 2x4 mile island and have a 100 mile 2-lane road to the mainland.

Monday, January 18, 2010

a little adventure

Went for a ride, rode some trails, got soaked in a downpour and got seriously stuck in some deep mud. A full day. This is the first stop. Trails were in good shape, if a bit wet.

Then...I decided to go to another spot just down the road. What started as a simple off road side trip turned into an adventure in the mud.

I tried to navigate this mudhole, realizing quickly that I only had one chance to make it. If I fell in the water, it would be very difficult to get the bike back up. I headed for the bushes, hoping for more solid ground. This is looking back to where I started. I rode right by the plywood, hugging the edge and heading for solid ground. That is my track on the lower right of the photo.

Below are my tracks where I exited the bushes and where I got stuck. The bike could almost stand up by itself. Eventually I had to gather rocks and stack them in front of the rear wheel, then walk the bike while slipping the clutch and giving it throttle. All in all, it only took about a half hour to get out.

Everything's an adventure.