There isn’t much going on in my world of riding right now. Due to a 3 week stint with the flu, cold temperatures, and the holidays, riding just took a backseat. I have taken the time to create a complete series on removing, mounting, spoke adjustment, and mounting of wheels on a 2013 Softail Deluxe though. The video in this post will close this mini series out and hopefully it will help readers who want to tackle this process. It might be some time before any more videos are rolled out though. Between work and the cold I just don’t want to go into the garage and spend a day working and recording with freezing fingers.
We are putting together plans to take on the 1000 mile in 24 hours Iron Butt ride this spring. Looks like there will be 4 of us taking on the challenge together. We have a tentative time frame of late April and as that time approaches we’ll start keeping an eye on the weather. If destination plans remain the same we’ll be riding from Fort Worth, TX to Pheonix, AR which is 1008 miles. After completion I have a beautiful scenic ride to get back that will take a couple days so we can see some new sites. We’ll definitely have some media for this ride when the time comes.
Other plans for the spring and summer are in the planning stages. Margaret and I won’t be taking a multi-week ride this year. We have goals outside of riding that we are working towards so the time and money it takes for a 2-3 week ride can be better used in other ways for us this year. We will be taking a few shorter rides that will be over a 3 day weekend though. So we will head out on Friday and return on Sunday. There are some places locally we have been wanting to return to and some other places locally we want to see. Locally for us reaches out to states surrounding Texas. As it stands now we will be riding the 3 sisters, FM roads 335, 336, and 337 in the Texas hill country. The Pig Trail, Mount Magazine Scenic Byway, and Talimen Scenic Byway in Arkansas will be another 3 day ride. Mount Scott and Wichita Mountains in Oklahoma is another place we’ve wanted to ride so that’s on our 3 day weekend ride agenda as well. Were still tossing around a couple more of these 3 days rides but haven’t come to a decision on which ones yet.
Anyways, hope everyone has a great new year and is able to take their bike on new roads!