Through the years I have been fortunate to sometimes receive the occasional treat from my customers. Today I received some Sina Ginger Candies from a customer which are soooo tasty! Obviously it isn’t something that I expect but It is hugely appreciated, YUGELY!!
Through the years I have gotten M&Ms, Kona coffee (twice!), chocolate covered hazelnuts, Maple syrup, champagne from the podium, Starbuck’s gift cards, (but I am boycotting them right now), Chili’s gift cards, tee shirts, little die cast motorcycles, Christmas cards, keychains, all kinds of little things! I love it : ) Recently we even received a King Cake all the way from from Haydel’s bakery in New Orleans care of the Big Easy Racing duo, Jimmy and Eeman! And of course my longtime customer-now-good-friend, Mosberg, gave me the R6. : )
The candies just reminded me how awesome people can be. NO matter how big or how small, when I am working away over here, the idea that someone thought of me enough to go out of their way really makes my day! So thank you all!
My first bike…1994 Suzuki Katana haha.
I am so excited : ) Now I have pressure to finish the race. I heard it was super muddy in some places last time and a lot of the riders did not finish. I watched some footage from 2015 and most were just puddles except one hill climb. I hope if we have to cross the usual river we cross over when we go out there it won’t be too swollen. I have never gone down while trying to cross but once when the rocks were super slippery, I almost did.
My biggest issue is an enduro computer; I have Checkpoint but it requires a speedometer alongside it. Not sure why that couldn’t have been added, there are speedometer apps. But I hope my battery will last that long and I will have to tape the case to the top of my handlebar pad. I am not proficient with keeping time during timed enduros. I am always late anyway, so at least I will have fun!
95 miles is a lot of miles, I hope I can finish the race.
Surprise! Shawn had a new tire for me for the last race I couldn’t make (because of the leg) So I guess this means I’m racing 🙂 Let’s hope the CRF can handle it because it’s gonna be muddy ; ) As Brian (the customer who told me about the Cowbell) said, “It’s not the arrow, it’s the Indian. But it is more like, can I handle hours of riding without stopping. Before I got out of shape we could ride all day; not anymore.
The CRF needs to make it 50 miles for the race and it can go about 70mpt if I am not wide open the entire time (which I won’t be).
We had plans to see a play (The Gin Game) at 3 PM in SJ so that only afforded us a little bit of time to ride.
I took the WR250X yesterday and it is getting chillier. We went the back way to Pinnacles and then back home again.
We saw a lot of bikes out, a lot of Harley riders as well. Two went down about 2 minutes ahead of us on this decreasing radius near my house that always gets me. I usually just throw it in and think, Ack! I forget just how sharp this turn is!! Well it got these two guys and one of them had a passenger (a female) lying face down in the dirt. One of the big guys was pulled up by his friend and shook a ton of dirt off of him. The couple who went down ware still down when we passed slowly by. Nothing like putting your expensive bagger in the dirt. : (
Made it to the play , albeit 30 minutes late because of the horrible traffic nightmare that has become the South bay area. We had to listen through the door (small theater) and then we got in after the intermission. Then a wonderful dinner at Maggiano’s and even a mini cupcake at Kara’s afterwards. We need more date nights, er days!
We are going to pick up my new (to me) Yamaha R6!!! Mosberg, you rock! THANK YOU!
We (Shawn and I, and Shorai) will be at Hollister Hills / Faultine Powersports Welcome Back Ride on Saturday, Oct 1st. We will be at the Shorai Tent and will be providing support, battery conditioning and charging, and Shorai will be giving out a Battery and Charger set for the Faultline Raffle.
We will also be riding when we are relieved from working. That’s right, my first ride back on the CRF since the tib-fib! WOOOOO! No more Zero MX. NO more dinky 110. NO more TTR230. Full-on badass, twitchy, racing machine (lol). And I will be wearing an ankle brace, haha. I haven’t been on my bike in so long I am not incredibly sure how it will feel. I say that now.
Temps are going to be in the mid to high 70’s for Saturday and mid to high 60’s on Sunday, so be there!