2nd year

Roundabout Racetrack

I have passed a little side road countless times thinking I should check that out on my way back, but then I either end up taking a different route home or I’m too tired or too hungry to stop. Today, however, I made it my primary goal to check out that side road. Wow! I […]

New Saddle Bags

I finally got some saddle bags! 😀 I strapped them on tonight (no small task) and took a test ride with them. Nothing fell off! Ha ha! I was very excited to discover that my jacket will fit inside one of the bags–even with the armor in it! I will do a full review after […]

Doggie Bag Dilemma

I rode to work today. I like to ride on Mondays because it gives me something to look forward to when my alarm goes off that morning after the weekend. Normally, I keep a tank bag on my bike for essentials and a small amount of storage for the unplanned. Since my bike sits in […]

Ear Plugs and Helmet Frustrations

After my first couple of jaunts out on the bike last summer, I realized that I needed ear plugs. Even though a full face helmet does dampen a lot of road noise, riding through city traffic or at higher speeds is still really loud. I value my hearing, and would like to keep it as […]

Office Park Exploration

This past Sunday I headed out for a short ride…and ended up being gone for about 3 hours. Time passes so much more quickly when you’re riding! It was around 65 when I left so I forewent the tank and tail bag, and used my backpack. The backpack really inhibits air circulation (I call it […]

Riding into Spring

It was a beeeeeauuuutiful day outside today. Finally! High 60s, sunny, not too much wind. Perfect day for a ride! 🙂 So, I rode out to the Bolingbrook area and bombed around on some smaller roads and got lost in some housing developments. Ha. I didn’t realize there was a quarry out there. It was […]

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