Here's the new bike after the first ride home. I decided that I should buy the saddlebags and tailbag now, before I procrastinate another couple of years about those. The temperature was a cold 50 degrees with a strong headwind blowing right in my face. Being the optimistic fool that I am, I grabbed my warm weather riding jacket with a light liner (I was wearing a heavy sweater as well) and a pair of my summer gloves. Considering the bitter headwind for the thirty mile ride home, I felt that the new fairing did a good job, and the large hand guards kept my hands warm enough to ride safely. This weekend I have got to try to find a spare cord somewhere around town for my vest, and don't forget to pack the cold weather gloves!
Thoughts on Gravel and Paved Roads
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