So, with snow lightly falling and about and inch or so on the ground, I set out on Valencia to run some errands and go chat with "the guys" at the College Coffee House. It's a daily thing, and some are pretty consistent about attending, George R, the Alaska Airhead Beemer guru for example.
Got some small tools for Valencia, chocks, an air pump and a tire stem fishing tool. I could swear I'd bought a fishing tool before I left Colorado but wasn't able to find it this morning:
Valve Stem Fishing Tool
Saw similar one at Dave R's shop, worked great to fish the
air valve stem through the wheel from the inner tube
Left home without my plastic chocks, now have these which fold up
for space-saving storage to hold the tug in place next time I have
a flat tire.
Bicycle pump, bought more as a backup to my electric air compressor.
The main roads were slushy at first but then as things "warmed up" during the day, it became just wet roads and puddles with lots of splashback. Valencia did fine in this humid stuff, only ran slightly rough for a teeny bit (I am thinking condensation while I was parked at the coffee house) and it cleared up after the next stop. It's all good. Though I am thinking perhaps a vent of sorts that won't permit water in....
RichardM joined me and George and Ken at the coffee shop, the subject of course was motorcycles and stories of past rides, good time as usual. George, the airhead guru, even had me start up Valencia and pronounced her engine sound as "pretty good".
The new head/valves are enroute, no word yet from the Jon at Frozen Motor Works as to his taking receipt of them yet.
As I neared RichardM's place, I turned Valencia down a side road for the following pictures, you can see how it starts overcast and slowly the sun starts coming out....by the time I got to his home, it was nice and sunny.
Snow on Walker Way
There's a local store called Fred Meyers, kind of an upscale walmart/target type store. Last night I bought a Chocolate Fudge Upside Down Cake for dessert:
Tonight's dessert: Marionberry Pie