Wednesday, December 16, 2015

A Ride after the Snow Storm

The sun is out today for us here in the metro Denver area and temperatures have soared into the mid 20s farenheit!  Sadly for me, but surely welcomed by most, the snow has melted off the main plowed roads and is rapidly melting in the neighborhood streets.

This morning, I checked the valve clearances on Scarlett, she'd sounded a bit "noisy" after yesterday's riding. I found the left side valves slightly looser than .004 inches and the right side exhaust valve way loose!  All valves were tightened down to allow .004 gauge to clear with "slight resistance".

Scarlett and I went out during lunch to take a look around.

Blue skies, bright sun, balmy temperatures contributed to a rather mellow ride to the usual ranching neighborhood southeast of my home neighborhoods.

 views of Mount Evans....using telephoto lens to bring it in close

 and closer



 The tree-lined lane


A view of the Front Range...

Scarlett sounded much quieter and smoother than yesterday, glad I checked the valve clearances.

6 comments:

Trobairitz said...

I always enjoy the colors in your snow pictures. Thanks for sharing Dom.

Charlie6 said...

Glad you liked them Trobairitz.....perhaps the snow will stick around till the weekend when I have time to wander farther afield.....

RichardM said...

Thanks for the reminder. I haven't checked the valves since Raceway worked on it. It's running so good that I haven't wanted to mess with it.

Charlie6 said...

If it's running good then I wouldn't worry till prescribed service interval.....sometimes I've been known to fix something till it breaks! :)

SonjaM said...

The tree lined road is marvellous, nice shots, Dom.

Charlie6 said...

Danke SonjaM...whomever planned that driveway did a nice job indeed.