I am on vacation this week and so far my RA is sorta behaving. I have seen the Avengers in 3D twice (great movie-couldn't tell you the last movie that I wanted to watch again), rode two days and spent the day today visiting with my parents. I have been struggling with my right hand and hips still, not enough to deter me from riding though, and Donna and I just went to look at an icomfort adjustable bed. The one I liked was with the firm memory foam mattress and it felt so good! As I adjusted the bed frame, I could literally feel the pressure being relieved from my hips. I was ready to buy one until I found out that we were looking at $6500. Guess I will just have to keep hurting and sleep in the recliner some nights.
I am going back to my rheumatologist next Thursday and have a list made out of things to talk to him about. If I don't make out a list, I will forget what I want or need to ask him. I have been using the hot tub regularly since we got it repaired. It is temporary relief, but it does help me.
Put in 190 mile ride with Darel and Randall Tuesday. We stopped at the Elk refuge in Boxley but did not see any roaming around in the heat of the day. I was hoping to see a couple of the 800 lb elk. We also rode through Kingston which has possibly the smallest town square I have ever seen, but it is a cool little town. The bank still uses the old time teller cages. I expected to be hurting considerably worse than I am today so I consider this a small victory. I have rides planned for Thursday, Friday and Saturday also.
I have been considering selling the KTM ... well this weekend I started thinking about BMW's again and when I told my wife about still having a BMW fetish, she said those 3 words I was dreading hearing. Go get it. I really don't need any encouragement to go spend $12,000 on a motorcycle. I would love to have the F800GS, but after cooler thinking and making some adjustments on my 650, I am quite happy with it again. I opened the air box up to let it breathe more and it felt like it gained 5 hp. Now when you nail the throttle, it is a bit scary ... I love that feeling.
Here are some photos from the ride yesterday.