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Monday, April 10, 2017

All About The Gear.

Hey guys!

So on this Monday I actually have very little for you aside from being very over anxious to get out there and being told to wait or deal with crappy weather...all the time.

I think I'm might have to fight Choo for my bike because I don't think he wants me riding while he can't but that's kind of too bad considering that he would ride without me all the time last year as well as take my bike whenever he felt like it so I was left at home not being able to ride.

Not this year...

Don't get me wrong I'm ok with him riding it, just not taking it whenever he feels like it because she's mine not his.

Does that sound wrong?

It is what it is I guess but since I haven't been able to ride yet and I have my new Outlaw helmet  in bright pink with a skull and crossbones on the side that I'm absolutely dying to wear. Most of my gear I've gotten through and On Line site called Leather.Up In the beginning I wasn't sure where to go for the stuff I needed or wanted. All of the stores were a bit of a drive or they were Sport bike based and I most definitely did not have a Sport bike. So as I was trying to get enough stuff together to be safe on my ride I came across the site and the prices were decent so I started there.

I already had a Jacket gifted to my by Lo and a vest from Choo so I still needed the rest from my feet to my head. So I started with my head of course and from Outlaw first off was my Outlaw T-70 Purple Butterfly Glossy Motorcycle Half Helmet.

Still love it but wanted the more Retro style this year with my Open face helmet which is no longer available and I suddenly feel lucky that I got this one when I did!
Next was my boots. I didn't need everything all at once because I still had to write my learners so I tried to order what appealed to me like my Xelement 2469 Women's Black Advanced Lace up Motorcycle Boots.

I love them they are the most comfortable boots ever! Not like I tried many others but they're awesome.

Last but not least my gloves. They're fingerless because it's easier for me if I can feel the controls. It may not be safer but compared to what I see a lot of people ride lacking gear wise I think fingerless gloves are the least of my troubles so my also Xelement XG461 'Idol' Women's Black Fingerless Leather Gloves with Gel Padded Palms hug, cushion my hands and barely feel there.
I also got eye wear and another Vest there as well that are well enough but I would like to change out my glasses, they might work better with the Open-Faced helmet because they were a bit loose with my half helmet but you can never have too many pairs of those.

All photos are from the Leathup site except for my pretty pink helmet (obviously) and links are included as well. I hope that all came out ok but I was excited to share!

Now as the sun comes out to tease my while I'm on my lunch break before it pours again I wish you a good week and a great ride!

See Ya

Thursday, April 6, 2017

It's Not Monday But Lets Motor Anyway.


Well I've been out sick now for... this is day...6.

The first day I knew it was coming on and the second day I was in full blown sinus hell. I assume it's what hell is like because I have never had a sinus cold before and it's still kicking my ass.. I went home early last Thursday and ended up having to take Friday and the following Monday off.

Another thing I've never had before was an earache. I woke up Sat morning and thought I was going to die. Right ear plugged and every time it popped there was staggering pain so I WebMD'd myself, something I always say not to do and after seeing that it was in fact due to this sinus punishment I headed straight for the Advil and it helped. Unfortunately although I have most of my energy level back I still have the head pressure and plugged ear. No pain though...unless I tilt my head forward and it's not pain just intense pressure at the back of my head.

It makes it very hard to concentrate and I've been popping pain meds since Saturday but decided today of all days that I would suffer and haven't taken anything mostly to gauge the severity of it. I would love to know when it's going to go away though so I can feel normal.

The 2 nicest sunniest days of the weekend were Sunday and Monday and I was still sicker than a dog.

Now that I've ranted that out though in my impatience I was looking at places to get my BSA frame sandblasted. My mechanic can get it done but he's usually so backlogged and I'm patient, yet impatient when it comes to me getting something done. I know this build is going to take a while as I scrap together the money to get her built but I need to see and feel like progress is being made.

So Choo seeing my lack of patience ensured me that when I take in my frame to our guy that it will get done in a timely fashion and he even consulted another friend of ours about painting it gloss black for me. In the mean time I'm going to have to find Pistons and get my Carb cleaned and rebuilt. Whether or not I can do it remains to be seen but I'll give it a shot because I want to have the hands on experience for this project.

As for my Sportster I think a change of colour is in order. She's silver and black right now as I got her and everything black will stay so all I have to do is change my tank and fenders and I think Cobalt Blue is the colour I'm going to go with.

Will I get airbrushing done?

I don't know? I'm thinking about it as I take this journey to find the me in it all. The only thing I've changed on her are the foot pegs and that was because I dropped her and one broke and the Guardian Bell because my other half stole the one that came with her but he replaced it with a new one for me. Besides those nothing else has been changed on my bike and now that I got my new Outlaw Helmet and I'm heading into my second season of riding I'm feeling those parts of me emerge and I love every second of it.

Now only if it would stop raining so I can pull Sweetness (as I call her because she's a sweet girl for a 1200) out and work on Sexy Bitch (BSA) that would be great but until I get rid of this infuriating head sickness I can't do much of anything.

So...that's my brief rant and update and like I said I'm taking video of the trips, build and the bikes progress and uploading them.

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See ya on two wheels.