Sunday we were up over 90° followed by strong storms Monday which were pushed through by cold air. It was 49° this morning and in the morning it is supposed to get down to 42°. This has thrown me into a moderate flare up which has me walking with great pain and difficulty both yesterday and today. Not one to get discouraged easily, I just adjusted my plans from riding yesterday to catching up on some older movies I had been wanting to watch. I watched Maximum Overdrive, Scary Movie 3 and a couple of James Bond flicks. Not exactly your intellectual, Emmy award winning movies but I enjoyed them nonetheless.
I have a couple of parts coming for my new bike. I'm building it kind of like Johnny Cash ... one piece at a time only I'm not getting my parts for free, like in his song. I have decided to go with soft bags on this bike and have sold my racks and small boxes that were on my 09. I had some cheap soft bags thrown back that I bought for my KTM but they didn't work out with that bike. I will use these bags until I can buy the Wolfman Expedtion Dry Saddlebags.
I'm on vacation next week and I have a three-day ride planned. I'm riding over to the middle part of Arkansas to shoot an old suspension bridge. Then I'm riding north up into the Mark Twain Forest in Missouri. We'll see what I can get into up that way. I use to race at a place called Chadwick not too far from where I will be. Hopefully I'll have some good new pictures for you on my next post. Oh, and I have to do the ferry ride across Bull Shoals Lake again.