Post by queenofslow on Sept 12, 2012 21:36:11 GMT -5
I will kidnap Jim Harker and go to Ocala this Sunday September 16 for a NON-spirited ride. Tagged bikes only. Get together in Salt Springs, but no time yet. No idea about the itinerary. If Mundy comes with, we will just follow his tracks and smoke signals.
Last Edit: Sept 12, 2012 21:38:10 GMT -5 by queenofslow
Post by queenofslow on Sept 17, 2012 13:03:25 GMT -5
Never? Oh come on! You must be kidding! With all the years of riding with His Grumpiness??
It is all in the camera angles??
We launched the bikes at Salt Springs, a little bit of pavement and then went south. You can follow the itinerary on the gps map in my posting. Jim Harker has it all on a gps file and can email it to you.
We are trying to absorb His Grumpiness' knowledge before he departs to Snooki-land.
(Uh oh, why I have the feeling there is going to be hell to pay for the Snooki-land comment? )
Post by queenofslow on Sept 23, 2012 19:36:44 GMT -5
Another lovely ride in Ocala today. This week’s rain had made the sand a little friendlier for “those” in the group who can’t ride in the sand (or anywhere else really, but that is another subject).
Mark C joined the group, thus lowering considerably the average age. Last weekend it was 57.
It must be said that riding slowly on sand requires a level of skill, maturity, experience and lack of self-preservation that comes only with age…. Mark’s youth was a large handicap, but he did well, considering.
We had a beautiful ride and the sand had been made better by last week’s rain. It was really almost rideable by your Queen of Slow. I dog paddled for less than ten miles overall, which is a record for me.
Today the topic of Professor Murzic’ lesson to was two fold.
First, how to ride a bike with a Rekluse clutch.
He started by saying: “I don’t know s*** about Rekluse clutches, BUT you are destroying yours”. Wow, what an opening. Ignorance and disaster all in the same sentence. He had my full attention right there.
The second subject was logs, logs and more logs.
All I can say is….logs 2, Giovanna 0. But my clavicles, femurs and other assorted bones are still where they are supposed to be, so all is well. Only casualty my cargo pants, ripped beyond redemption.
(On the positive side, ventilation was much improved).
I thought we had those lessons already in Osceola, but these are OCALA logs.. all different.
Some coming, and going, and coming again….
Say Mundy, haven’t we been here already?
I suspect he was trying to teach Jim Harker the “Mundy maneuver” but Jim was not buying it. No siree.
Ok, this is how it is done.
First, a moment of reflection. Meditate. Psyche yourself up.
Then go down on your knees and pray the KTM God.
Got it so far? And here comes the exciting part.
This is called “the double cross” obstacle. It seems easy, but it is very deceiving.
See Mark, this is how it is done.
Ok Mark, now you do it.
Whew! That was tiring!
Thank you guys for another day of fun riding, and thanks for watching out for me!
Last Edit: Sept 23, 2012 20:02:44 GMT -5 by queenofslow