Just Shak’n The Dust Off

Craftsman motorcycle and ATV jack

For those of you who don’t know, I purposely took a break from riding this winter. I put our motorcycles up on jacks for winter storage in November. I stepped down as the Director of our HOG Chapter at the end of the year (after 3 years service in that position and 2 more years before that in other positions). I made this whole Harley thing into a 2nd job. In many ways I took the fun out of it. So rather than ride through the cold weather once a month due to peer pressure I put away my horse from November through February with the hopes of a refreshed sense of enthusiasm for riding in the spring. Last weekend we sprang the clocks ahead and I took the motorcycles down off their jacks. I pulled mine outside and kicked it over (not in the literal sense). I let her warm up while I checked the tire pressure. The front was only 2 lbs low but the back was way low. I hope I don’t have a problem there, but I probably do. I filled the tires with my air compressor (awesome tool to have, not sure how I lived without it for so long). Then I took her for a spin around the neighborhood for a short bit. It felt good to get out on two. I noted some maintenance that needs to be done and put her away for another day. By the time you read this I will have probably taken her to work a few times and will be getting ready for the first ritual of spring here in New Castle, Delaware: the MAV St Patty’s Day Poker Run.