Friday, January 6, 2012

First Two Wheeled Ride of 2012

First Two Wheeled Ride of 2012

As is usual, I end up riding my Super9 before any of the rest of my bikes. The rest are snug away resting for the winter and hiding from the salt. The Super9 and Ural are the only two that get to play year round.

After the second day of above 40s, I couldn’t resist. I had to take it out for a short sunset ride. There were still plenty of patches of ice and piles of salt to keep me busy and focused. The photo is my scooter parked in front of a frozen lake. The little red house out there is an ice fishing tent. Only a few inches of ice on the lake, so I’m not comfortable riding on it yet.

It was a fun ride. My Super9 is so much better than the scooter I rented on South Padre Island. 


  1. Dear Chris:

    I'm delighted to see that while the lake is frozen, the pavement is clear and dry. I hope you don't have to deal with snow-covered streets and highways for a bit.

    I have gone into riding hibernation for the winter as my arthritis is 10 times worse in the damp cold.

    Fondest regards,
    Twisted Roads

  2. Nice to see scooters are still on the roads while 'real' motorcycles are mothballed for the winter (I know mine is).
    We have the funniest weirdest weather this year. Shouldn't you have tons of snow by now?

  3. Dear Jack: The lake is barely frozen. I have mixed feelings about it. I want to ride on the frozen lake, but I am enjoying the snow/ice free roads as well.

    SonjaM: Yea, the little scoot is always out and ready to go. The real motorcycles are hiding, but it is tempting to drag one out. We've had 50F now two days in a row and looks like it'll go through the weekend. Very strange winter in MN. We should have lots of snow and 10F. I'm not complaining too loudly though. I haven't touched a snow shovel this winter.