But this year never started. For the first time in 10 years I have zero miles ridden on the bike. A nagging problem of nearly frozen shoulder and bursitis and me being overly cautious has caused my bike to spend the entire year in the garage. Lordy I miss the highway. I have more mobility so if I don’t fall off the roof or slip on the ice this winter I should be able to get back out there.
So this year’s memories will be of years gone by. Fortunately I have a nice place to visit old friends and old rides: http://thevirtualbarandgrill.com/gallery/dp_gallery. It’s full of summer smiles. And here’s one taken the day the bike followed me home from the dealer. It was a gorgeous day in May of 1999 and the backyard was the perfect setting: