Needing Repair

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/3.6, 1/400 sec, ISO200
“Sick Motorbike” Cedar Park, 2020

My poor motorcycle won’t start up. I suspect it’s the fuel pump that has failed but I’m going to have it taken to a repair shop. I hope she gets back to good health soon! 🙁

Time to Ride

Photo info: motorola moto g(6), 3.95mm, f/1.8, 1/30 sec, ISO311
“BMW 650 GS” Cedar Park, 2019

Today is the last day of Spring, but it sure seems like Summer is in full swing already! The temperatures are hovering in the mid-90s, but I really wanted to go for a ride so I donned my helmet and riding gear and went for a spin around town. Boy oh boy was it toasty! But of course, riding a motorcycle is so much fun that I didn’t mind it too much. But when I got back home I quickly took off my helmet and jacket so I wouldn’t make them all sweaty.

I haven’t ridden my motorcycle in a while (the desire comes in cycles) so the registration has expired… I guess I should get that taken care of, right? Oh well, in the meantime I’ll just be riding dirty. 😁

I hope you had a good day!

またね~

Saturday Ride

"Kiki and Sky" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: motorola moto g(6), 3.95mm, f/1.8, 1/2900 sec, ISO100
“Kiki and Sky” Cedar Park, 2018

こんばんは。How’s it going?

We were fortunate again today to have some amazing weather, so I took advantage of it by taking Kiki (my motorbike) out for a ride. I was able to wear my summer jacket and gloves which is really comfy and makes riding a lot nicer. Riding a motorbike is really fun because you can just cruise around and be part of the environment. Not only can you see more, but you get the sensations of gusty wind, temperature changes, and different scents (good and bad) that are missing when you are traveling by car.

My motorcycle is relatively slow, but it still provides a thrilling sensation of speed. I’d say riding a motorcycle is like sitting on top of a rocket, skimming just above the ground, whereas driving a car is like being strapped into an easy chair, playing a video game. I’ve said it before, but if you have the opportunity to get a motorbike, I recommend it!! 👍

One other cool thing about riding is that when you are traveling on 30-mph neighborhood streets, people walking along the sidewalks will generally wave at you. It may seem like a small gesture, but I love it. 👋

"Spacesuit" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: motorola moto g(6), 2.671mm, f/2.2, 1/140 sec, ISO100
“Spacesuit” Cedar Park, 2018

I hope you had a nice Saturday!

またね~

Beautiful Day for a Ride

"Ride Day" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/7.1, 1/100 sec, ISO2000
“Ride Day” Cedar Park, 2018

こんにちは。How’s it going?

Today the sun was shining and the weather was perfect for a motorbike ride. Whenever I get on my F650 GS, I remember the long journeys I took, especially my two day trip through Louisiana, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. It is so fun to eat up the miles riding on top of two wheels! And hitting the state line is kind of a thrill, especially because we live in the center of Texas and the border is a good 8 hours in any direction.

Today’s ride was just around the town where we live, but it’s always fun to experience that bit of freedom and speed that a motorcycle provides. It’s a wonderful way to feel truly alive. 😊

I hope you had a nice Sunday!

またね~

Motoring

"Motorized Fun" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/5.6, 1/280 sec, ISO200
“Motorized Fun” Cedar Park, 2017

こんばんは。How’s it going?

Today I was rearranging things in the garage in order to get the Christmas decorations out and I had my motorcycle “Kiki” parked where we usually have the Prius. It looked so nice and the weather was perfect, so of course, I had to go out for a ride. It felt so great to be out in the warm Texas breeze (it was in the high 70s today) flying along.

These days I enjoy driving the Crosstrek, which is so much more fun than the Odyssey was, but the motorcycle is light years ahead of both. The acceleration, view, contact with the elements, and lean angle are amazing sensations that a car just cannot give. I know there are many cars that are faster than my motorbike (which is not that quick compared to a sport bike), but a quick 0-60 while strapped into a chair that is enclosed in a cage just can’t be the same as sitting on top of a hot engine, zooming in mid-air, while the world leans to the side. For adrenaline and fun, a motorcycle is the way to go. For comfort, convenience, and practicality? A car for sure. I love them both!

If you are interested in reading some of my motorbiking posts, please check out my other blog, Motofuji.net.

I hope you had a fun Saturday!

またね~