Saturday, May 2, 2009

My Fastest Bike Yet

It's May... I really shouldn't be riding my stupid trainer. My Seasonal Affective Disorder is just starting to kick in, even though it's May, after 5 consecutive weeks of snow, rain, cold temps and general shitty weather. I was hoping to do the Lookout Mountain Hillclimb today, but cold, wet weather, and feeling slightly under the weather, convinced me to stay in bed and try to catch up on some sleep. Well, at least Beverly Hills Cop is on, so I can watch that for the 386th time. Always a winner though.

With all the money I've been saving by NOT racing this year, and with high hopes that spring will still eventually show up, I decided I might as well get a new bike!

I picked up this 2007 Kawasaki Ninja 650r this past week. Sadly, no good pictures of it yet, just these quick snaps all taken on the dealer lot.

It seems to be in perfect condition, other than some purely cosmetic issues on the left side from a tip-over. Just 1500 miles, and it likes to run, so I'm definitely trying to add to that total... if the weather would just cooperate!

120 miles of twisty canyon roads so far... what better way to get to learn your bike? So far I really love the bike, and I look forward to getting to know it better.

Tomorrow it's back to the pedal-bike... riding the Rabbit Mountain TT, and sticking around for a little extra punishment in the Team Time Trial as well. With any luck, I don't have swine flu, and Chuck and Seth will be reasonably nice to me in the TTT. Maybe someday we'll even get some real racing in. Not sure that I've ever looked so forward to racing a crit.


Notorious B.I.L. said...

Nice ride. When do a I get drive it?

I am Brian said...

I don't know man... you've been riding your singlespeed for so long... are you sure you still know how to shift?