Trying to beat the heat by going for a morning ride. But it was already in the 90s! 😫 Still fun, though.
I stopped by the BMW Motorrad dealer today to pick up a few parts I ordered and enjoyed checking out all the beautiful bikes. These R nineT Scramblers were so cool!
Always fun to check out the toys. 😀
This evening I did a bit of maintenance on Kiki (my motorbike): check oil, check coolant level, and check battery water level. I also removed some wiring I had added to rig up a Garmin GPS unit that I no longer use.
Then I went for a few laps around my neighborhood testing out different GoPro settings, and I have found that on my GoPro Hero9, Wide with High stabilization seems to be best. This is for the chin-mounted camera position. I want to add a handlebar cam that points back at me, and I have a mount set up for either GoPro or iPhone. I just need to test it out. Maybe later this weekend. 😀
I hope you had a good day! またね〜
This morning I woke up early and went for a fun motorcycle ride. First, I went to Lime Creek Road which is a twisty two-lane route that is one of the better ones in the area for motorcyclists. Even though it is very close to where I live, I have only ridden it a couple of times, but I highly recommend this route!
After that, I rode around downtown Austin before stopping for coffee at Sa-Ten, and then headed back home. A fun morning!
Please check out the video I made of the Lime Creek Road portion of the ride:
I hope you had a nice day!
This morning I went with Kiki, my 2007 BMW F650 GS motorbike, on a ride to downtown Austin. I wanted to leave early to beat the traffic, but unfortunately got a late start at 9am. When we arrived downtown, there were so many cars. It’s no fun to be stuck in stop-and-go traffic on a motorcycle.
However, it was pretty cool to see so many people out and about having a good time. When I rode up Congress Avenue towards the capitol, I saw lots of tourists and it made me feel pretty good knowing they are visiting at the perfect time of year when the weather is not too hot. And of course us locals really enjoy it too!
I made a video of the ride, so if you have spare time, please watch 🙏 (at the end of this blog post)