Wednesday, January 01, 2014

New Year, New Snow....a Good Start.

New Years Day, 2014

It snowed overnight and we woke to about an inch or so of new fluffy snow, a nice little present from the motorcycling gods I thought.

I'd been fighting a cold though, drugged up on the "good" Sudafed, so it took me a while to geared up in my freshly laundered riding gear and headed out onto the fresh snow.

The temperatures were in the low 30s °F, although it was overcast skies hiding Valencia's and my view of the front range mountains.

It's going to be time soon to replace my pusher tire on Valencia, the thread is worn down and there were some fishtailing motions on some of the hilly portions of the ride.  I had my tire chains with me so I wasn't worried.

Valencia looks forward to what the new year will bring.

Here's hoping you got a ride in on New Year's Day.  Wishing you great riding conditions and opportunities.

It's a brand new year ahead of us, let's see what we can make of it eh?


RichardM said...

"... let's see what we can make of it eh?"

I'll go for that...

Trobairitz said...

Valencia is so stunning in the snow.

We were going to do a polar bear ride yesterday but we had 38˚, heavy dense fog with 1/4 mile visibility and said no thanks. Went for a 5 mile walk instead.

redlegsrides said...

RichardM, how much trouble could we get into after all? ; )

Thanks Trobairitz, never considered her color when I bought her, it sure helps with the pictures though. As to your polar bear ride....if only there had been a sidecar in the stable.....

Unknown said...


Valencia's colour helps a lot, makes a dull day brighter

Hope you are feeling better

Riding the Wet Coast

SonjaM said...

You can't do anything wrong with that colour. Every single picture will be enhanced when posing Valencia in it. I am glad you got a ride in! Here, not so much. It's currently raining common pets (cats and dogs).

Learning to Golf said...

Happy New Year Dom and family. Ride safely in 2014.

redlegsrides said...

SonjaM, its almost like cheating, isn't it? :) Hope your rains stop soon.

Happy New Year to you and yours as well AZ Harley Dude!