Spring Ride: Rough Ride Home

There I was after three and a half amazing days with some of my closest friends and I was miserable. I was riding in the rain on the freeway in a straight line. None of that is ever good.

This is how the Spring Trip ended, in the rain on the freeway. Not the best way to end an epic 1400 mile adventure through the best highways of Northern California. However, if it had to rain I couldn’t have picked a better time. We were “only” a couple of hours from home when it started and it never was that heavy to completely over come the “waterproofness” of my Aerostich suit.

Cloudy skies along Highway 36 in the early morning. The grey skies followed us all day long, finally resulting in rain about 130 miles from San Francisco.

Riding for a couple of hours in the rain isn’t fun and games though, one of my friends had never ridden in the rain so I was a bit worried about him. I’ve also never been out on the motorcycle in the rain for that long (2 hours of off and on rain). The experience was a sharp reminder that I need to put a fog inserts in all my visors, and that the rubber wiper thing for my glove is gold.

There was on definite positive about riding the last bit in the rain. The rain did a good job of cleaning the dead bugs off my suit and bike.


About MotoCynic

I started riding motorcycles in 2006, and there is no going back. I've ridden more than 100,000 miles, most of it on a Ducati Monster, and despite setbacks and murderous BMW's I'm loving every mile.
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One Response to Spring Ride: Rough Ride Home

  1. motoventures says:

    A bad day (if we say that rain is bad) on the bike is better than a good day in the office!

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