Tuesday, March 30, 2010

On The Road Again

Yep, that's me riding. What you can't see the smile on my face?

Oh yes it really was long overdue but last week my FatBoy was finally serviced and is now back on the road. When I received the first phone call from the dealership and they asked me how long it had been out of service I told them a little bit over three years. Well Mr. Joe Cool the bike won't start, and it's not because your battery is dead but due to it being parked for so long... And so it started, the long list of things that needed to be replaced. Brittle hoses, blown lamps, dead battery, fluids and on and on and on.

On Saturday I received another call this one was bitter sweet. Bitter because I knew the big hole that my pocked was about to acquire, but sweet because finally the FatBoy would be on the road. "Mr. Joe Cool, your bike is ready, you may pick it up at your convenience". I drafted my daughter Nikki to give me a ride to go pick it up. "So dad how long has it been since you last rode it?" Nikki asked. "Well baby, I can tell you exactly the last day I rode it. It was a Friday, I rode it to work, then rode back home, parked it, got on my car, picked junior up, and we were on our way to California for your wedding". "Dad, that was FIVE years ago!".

Poser? I think not. But I did pose for this picture. lol

So while at the counter going through all the damage Nikki says. Dad are you going to come out clean and tell them the truth. She tells the guy at the counter it had been five years since I started it. The guy at the counter laughs and says, we figured on five to six years. lol

How did I go without riding for that long is beyond me. But boy I mounted that thing and got it on the freeway and it felt as if I had just ridden it recently. I added the insurance, got it through emissions, renew my tags, and now I am legal to ride it again. Needless to say I already rode it to work once.

Arizona Bike Week is about to begin and I intend to do a ride or two. I deserve it for being so patient. Who knows maybe even do Laughlin and Sturgis this year, yep I'm going all out, got lots of ground to recover and ride.


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9 comments:

Nikki said...

FIVE YEARS DAD!!

Chely said...

How Cool! Will you be bringing it to L.A. any time soon? =D

Jenny from the Blog said...

I'm glad you're back on it!!

Michelle said...

You sure do look cool sir! I can't believe it was five years... as long ago as it was it flew by. Now can you take me for a ride... I think it's been longer for me...

Jose said...

Nikki - I heard you the first time. Where did time go?

Chely - Maybe I'll take a pleasure ride on it soon and come and visit. But probably will try and do the Love Ride this year. I have not done it since they changed the route two years ago.

Jen - So am I. So am I.

Michelle - Gosh yeah, it's been a long time since that cold New Year's ride some eight years ago. However first go and have that baby already. lol

Wanda said...

Wow ~ Mr. Joe Cool ~~ What a fine looking bike...and the guy on it ain't so bad either!!



Enjoy the ride!

bettyjf1 said...

Good to see you riding!

Sandy said...

What a great post, filled with pics of the family and you at the end with your motorcycle, yeah good for you, riding it again.

Congrats on all these new grandkids, too.

Sandy said...

oh...this is where my other comment went...

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