I couldn't sleep well at all last night (sept 19th). Odd thoughts, odd dreams. just odd.
Beast Mark II loaded and ready to go
10087 km. we shall see what the last odo reading will be.
I left later than I had originally anticipated, but sometimes a good coffee with a good friend helps...
breakfast. cheddar bagel with herb & garlic cream cheese.
I stopped in Blind River for coffee and gas and this is where I noticed that there will be an issue with the side stand for the bike. The bike is too damn top heavy and the kick stand is too long. The center stand is slightly bent due to going into corners too hot in the last few months. As it's hard to put the centerstand on because of the sheer weight of the bike and the sligh bend of the stand itself... I used the side stand while fueling up. big mistake. As soon as I tried to get back on the Beast (mark II), it tipped over to the left side. Thankfully the side cases make it so the bike doesn't topple full over. meh. strike one.
The front (right) has 10,000km on it and is finished. The rear is a cheap Shinko with 4000km on it.
I assessed the tires at this time. I thought I had about 1000 miles I could do before they were really bad, but it seems they are in horrible shape right now. If it rains, I'll be wearing a diaper.
Meet my new friend ... Simeon. I'll buy a beer to the first person who can understand that reference... actually, it's a dual reference. heh.
Simeon and I waiting for the construction traffic. this happened about 5-6 times.
Simeon has a pretty good view and makes sure I don't speed too much until I'm in the States...
The rest of the ride was quite uneventful. Not many pictures were taking as I'm not comfortable taking pictures while riding with a wobbly front tire (because of the wear) and some heavy winds. For now, pics only when I'm stopped.
i guess his is what i look like to someone who is almost legally blind and aren't wearing their glasses. oddly enough, i love this picture.
Currently in Espanola. Cheap motel with wifi and cable TV. can't ask for much more... ok, I can. How about some shampoo you cheap bastards! you pay $73 for a 1-2 star motel, the least they can give you is some shampoo.