Too much riding?

September 10th, 2007

So with the Kawa gone, I now park the Honda by the Mustang.

I went out for a ride the other day, came back, and went to put my helmet in the Mustang.

Whats that? A piece of paper on the windshield of the ‘stang? At first I thought someone had hit my car and left me a note to tell me. . .I didn’t see any damage to the car so I opened the note.  It said:

Margaret – Came up to see if you wanted to go for a ride. I guess you did because you’re gone. Love Dad

After I ate my Quizno’s Turkey Bacon Guacamole (I love that sammich!), I gave my Dad a call. I told him I found the note, and I’m sorry I missed him and surprised he made it home already. He laughed. He left the note their last Sunday! He figured I’d find it when it rained and I had to take the car into work.

I went over a week without driving the car. That the note was there a week made me laugh pretty hard for a while.  I had been thinking of calling my Dad and asking him if he wanted to go for a ride. He has seen pictures of my new Honda, but hasn’t seen it in person yet. Plus it’d be nice to go out for a ride with him.

I’ve had the bike just over three months now, and have just over 3,000 miles on it. If I drove it year round, it would get approximately 12,000 miles a year on it – decent usage for a car let a lone a bike. My Dad said he just has over 1,100 miles on his bike, and that is for this season! To be fair, he doesn’t ride his bike to work at all, and he does stuff on the weekend other then ride (i.e. like work on this late 60′s Chevy pick up replacing the rear end, helping my brother rewire the brother’s new house, etc). . .All I usually do on a nice weekend is go riding.

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