If you follow my blog it's clear we haven't been very active of late. Even in Texas, we become victims at the mercy of the weather. For the past few weeks between some rain and cold temperatures, we have been confined to driving instead of riding. There have been sporadic breaks where we have gone on very short 5-10 mile rides for a quick lunch.
Work Preventing Some Riding
Last weekend was decent and we participated in our Chapter's Freeze Yer Bunz Ride. It wasn't freezing though which I am thankful for. A couple of days throughout the week I was able to ride my 120-mile round trip commute to work. But for the most part, no riding. On top of the weather, the end of the year brought about funding at work that had to be spent. We began more construction projects which inevitably causes me to have to put in some weekend work. The overtime is nice though and it's at a good time of the year since it doesn't interfere with our riding plans too much.
Some Topics Planned For Content
So what do we do that is somewhat riding-related during these seasonal times? I've spent a bit of time optimizing my tools for the road that I keep in my saddlebags. Basically trying to limit the space they take while still having a good set of tools for breakdowns that could occur. I've been working on a post about tools for the road and once I'm happy with my tool setup I'll get that posted. We still check our tire pressure every week. Keeping the tire pressure correct will prolong the life of your tires.
Margaret bought a couple of shifter parts for my bike at Christmas and on my birthday. We installed them on a decent weather day and did a couple of short videos on that. It was still cold while installing them so we kept the garage doors closed and used our shop lamps to generate some warmth.
Margaret has been wanting louder sound on her Softail so I bought her some Cycle Shack slip-ons for Christmas We installed those this past weekend and put together a video on the process. They're loud! Like seriously, LOUD! Her bike now makes my Street Glide sound gimp. It's all good though, she loves the way it sounds now and that was the goal.
We did a few videos lately as well that I linked on the maintenance page. How to install slip-ons, change spark plugs, install a shift lever, and lubricate throttle cables. We try to keep new helpful content rolling out.
That's about all for now. We do have a Sweetheart ride with our Chapter coming up on Sunday that we will take part in. So if you're not doing anything and have a sweetheart you would like to take on a ride then saddle up and head out with us!