Today was the first day that it has been warm enough to venture out on 2 wheels around here. Although on the ride to work, my hands were wishing for heated grips as the temp this morning was hovering around freezing.
I've been riding on the street for some 25 years now, and have become somewhat blaze about it lately, it just hasn't been as fun as it once was. I recently have been dirt biking and have really enjoyed that. But today was the first day in many years riding on the street that I grinned inside my helmet repeatedly, as I took my Husqvarna 450 SMR/dual sport on it's inaugural ride. After work I didn't want to miss the opportunity to take the bike for a little spin on the highway and about town, once again almost giddy with a new found enthusiasm. This bike is FUN! I can hardly wait to take it out on some of the great logging/dirt roads around here. I am now a convert to the motard/dual sport "dark side".