The day has finally arrived! I no longer ride a 250. I no longer need to use a choke. I no longer need to count the miles I’ve ridden to know how much gas is left in my tank. I no longer need to blip the throttle in order to shift into neutral. I no longer need to hope that I’ll be able to stop in time when traveling over 50 mph. I no longer ride a Honda Nighthawk.
Now I ride a 700. The bike is ready to ride as soon as I start it. I have a fuel gauge that tells me when fuel is low (I find that I still count the miles out of habit). I can just nick it into neutral at a stoplight without any fancy maneuvers. I now need to worry about grabbing too much brake while stopping. I now ride a Yamaha FZ-07.
Here she is, the day I brought her home (in the rain!). Her good side:
And her other good side:
Isn’t she purrrrrrrdy? I call her Fizz.
It was such a long day, and I was so nervous on the ride home because A) Riding new bike, B) Rain, C) RIDING NEW BIKE IN THE RAIN!!! It was probably the slowest ride home I have ever done. lol I was super cautious. After I pulled into the garage, I gave her one last look, and then went straight to bed. I was exhausted. lol
The next day it was still rainy and crappy, but I’ll be damned if that was going to stop me from riding my new bike!! I made a short trip over to one of my favorite restaurants and had a bite to eat while I stared adoringly out the window at Fizz.
This post is a bit behind the times, as I got her at the beginning of July. But I’m still just as excited to see her every time I open the garage door as I was on that first day. ^_^