Weather: Cloudy and cold, 22Â°F (-6Â°C)
Well folks, I think this is it. Looking at our ten-day forecast, I see that our daytime high temps are falling below freezing into the foreseeable future. Winter is finally upon us, as we roll into December.
I’m still suffering headaches and a stiff neck from my get-off last week, but experience tells me that there’s nothing the docs can do about this. The damage will heal in time. Ibuprofen and patience are the indicated prescription.
I plan to be back on two wheels again next week.
This weekend, I will repair the damage to Scarlet O’Baron, as much as I can. The scuffed section of her bodywork will remain, I think, until the end of Winter. It’s a good reminder to always be aware of the road surface, even when the pavement has been warm and dry for awhile.
My Darien should come back from Aerostich next week, and until then I will wear my old Tourmaster over my Aero Kanetsu heated vest. My plain old silver HJC will be pressed into service, after a new hinge plate and visor-swap, because I’ve never crashed in that.
The helmet pictured below will be added to the pile in my garage, just another victim of my periodic hubris.
I should get out for a ride this coming weekend, and I will report back next Monday night. It will be good to get back in the saddle…