Twenty Thousand (Roads) Miles was the highlight of my Daytona Bike Week. The 2009 Buell Blast ticked off the 20 thousandth mile on my return home from one of the largest motorcycle events held in the US. I am enthusiastically looking towards the next 20. I can hardly wait for my upcoming summer journey of two weeks out on the road, destination/direction yet unknown.
The 2005 has sat and patiently waited for repair. Most recently it has collected dust in the garage of a friend (Thanks Steve & Judi) while waiting for me to make a tire selection and decide on the direction I wanted the mods to take her. After weeks of soul searching I came to a decision: the bike needs to live again, needs to have that opportunity to reach 100,000 miles and it needs to happen sooner rather than later. In the very capable hands of someone who loves to ride as I do she will indeed, live again much more quickly than I could make it happen. The reality is that Thumper and I spend every spare moment on the road riding and when not, we are devoted to the maintenance of those bikes that keep us on the road. Smitty has the knowledge, the skill and most importantly the desire to put her back in top form in short order and then ride the crap out of her. Good luck friend and remember, I get to ride that 100,000th mile! It will get here before you realize it.
So my adventure continues and my devotion to the Buell Blast has not yet wavered. The party goes on...
Done!! To Michigan and Home.
The Blast now has over 27,700+ miles.
Thanks to everyone who has supported me and to all those
I meet on the road - Happy Trails!
To share my motorcycle adventures with others.
To encourage others to "get out there and ride".
To share photographs of my travels.
Hopefully to inspire others to begin a motorcycle journey of their own.
As noted in the Bike Information section of this website, my current ride is a 2005 Buell Blast. This is the smaller of the Buell sport bike line designed by Erik Buell and sold at Harley-Davidson dealerships. Also included in that section is information on my previous motorcycle, a 1999 Yamaha V-Star Classic. In the year and a half that I owned the V-Star I put just over 26,000 miles on it, an indication that I truly loved the bike. It was traded in, along with my husband’s cruiser, a Vulcan 1500, for the Gold Wing.
When it was time for me to take the controls once again, I naturally thought I would return to the cruiser world, most likely another V-Star. The bike is made exceptionally well, handles great, can accommodate a short (5 foot) rider like myself who prefers to “flat foot it” and has a price tag that will not break the bank.
Enter the Blast factor. During Biketoberfest in
The bottom line: Now that I have ridden this bike, I can’t shake it. I can’t get it out of my system. I have never been so consumed by a bike. I like the fact that it fits me so well. I absolutely love the way it glides through curves. It has the power I need to get up on the highway & scoot right along and gets just over 150 miles on a tank of gas. It is by far the most fun I have ever had riding a bike.
So I plan to ride it to
I have 11,650 miles on the motor as I sit writing this. We leave for
Also, be sure to check the Weekend Wonderings section to see where the Blast and I have been lately.
Thanks for reading….see you out there on the road!