I have never been one to just sit back and let something run over me. That being said, living with RA over the past 8 years has provided its ups and downs. I raise my glass to all who live in rebellion against RA ... to new adventures in 2012!
I took the KLR out Wednesday and put in 160 miles. It was a chilly day and I paid for it toward the end of the ride but the next day felt fine. I also discovered, for me, the most amazing cold weather riding accessory there is. We rode 45 miles and stopped at Blue Mountain Lake. Randall asked how I was doing and I said good but my hands are cold and hurting. He said here ... try these gloves. At first I wasn't going to but my hands tricked my brain into saying okay. They were MSR Cold Pro gloves, and my hands warmed up and stayed toasty the rest of the day. We split up at the end of the day, traded gloves back and by the time I had rode the 3 miles back to the truck, my hands were hurting again. Of course it was sundown and back down in the mid 40's by that time also. A pair of these gloves are next up on my wish list for riding. I am starting to like the KLR more after yesterdays ride, it has incredible acceleration even though it is still restricted from the factory. With a quick twist of the wrist you go from 45 to 70 mph in nothing. I am taking the KLR again tomorrow for a short ride and the KTM out Saturday for another all day ride. 60 degree days in December rock!