Back on the home front with a bloody maria

Well, I forgot to check the front end to make sure nothing was coming loose. But all was fine anyway. My top speed was 75. I guess the speedometer on old Molly needed some warming up. Still, it only went to 70, but the needle wasn’t jumping up and down…

Icon Hella Street Angel boots review

They look funky with the red detail, and the hardware looks cool, but these boots are not for riders. Maybe it’s fine for passengers, but I could not ride my bike with these boots. Could not even walk in them. They are inflexible. I could not lift my toe to…

Riding Upstate

After 2 hours on the road, all I can say is, “I’m pooped.” I’ve got to write this down, because I don’t want to forget what it was like riding on the highway for the first time. I had no idea how fast I was going until asking Jason, because…

First highway ride

Today I will take my first solo ride on a highway. I suppose at this point I might be a better mechanic than rider given the amount of time I’ve spent working on the two vintage bikes I’ve ever ridden. To prepare for today’s trip out of the city and…

First ride in the rain

In February, Jason got me a 1981 Honda CX500 Custom. I named her Molly and rode her instead of Georgia, which was too small to pass big trucks on the highway. Molly had some electrical issues, but I fixed them. It also seemed that one of her forks might have…