With each trip out, I push myself to try something new, or practice skills. Today was no different. New boots needed breaking in and I was itching for a ride.
I haven't done any highway riding yet, so that was an easy destination. I accepted a social dinner invite from a girls riding group, so I thought, kill THREE birds with one stone. Break in boots, ride on the highway and time myself so I know how much time I need on friday night.
The first nerve wracking task of any ride is to manouvre my bike out the garage without hitting cars. There is barely enough room with the virago. Any bigger and I would have to start moving cars.
It all went well, getting the bike up to 100 wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. I expected the buffeting and did my best just to relax and stay loose the whole ride no matter what. i also practiced my downshift blips so all in all, a good ride.