I was able to get out for a brief ride today. The weather cooperated, it was cloudy and cool but the rain stayed away and this time of year that is a blessing. My gear world perfectly. Aerostich has done an amazing job perfecting top quality riding gear. Whether its their R3 suit or there warm and toasty fleece base layers. I was warm the entire ride. I was also able too test out the new pair of Olympia WeatherKing gloves I picked up.
I headed out Padden Pkwy to I-205 and then continued north to connect with I-5. The roads were dry and traffic was light. I exited at Woodland and headed East towards Cougar. The roads were empty and it was such a treat. Typically these roads are busy with sightseers and vacationers enjoying the many lakes in the area as well at Mt St Helen’s. After about 20 miles heading out the weather started turning worse so I turned around and headed home. In all it was about a 70 mile trek and it was great to get out and get some miles on the new bike.
Recently I bought a MRA windscreen from Twisted Throttle. I had read quite a bit about this and decided to pull the trigger. Well let me say that the hype is deserved. I have ridden for almost the last 20 years and I’ve never had an air pocket on a bike like what this delivers. I still need to put a lot more miles on it to really shake is out but so far I am very impressed. One of the things I’m interested to test out is how it preforms in rain and other types of inclement weather. Here are a few pictures of it on the FJR.
As the sun continues this week will unfortunately contain little riding. My wife is away with work and I’m on kiddo duty. I haven’t found a way to successfully transport 2 kids to school on my FJR yet. Lol
Hopefully the weather forcast is wrong and the sun will continue into the weekend.
My kids will be in California with their mother for the next week so that could mean some additional riding time.
I also wanted to share my thoughts on my new FJR. I only have a few hundred miles on it so far but wow!! It’s is a joy to ride and the smoothness is incredible. The fly by wire throttle is touchy and takes some getting used to but boy is it smooth. I am also really liking the dash set up. It also took some getting used to but I love having the different displays. I need to take some time and adjust the heated grips as #2 needs some additional heat and #3 is too hot to be comfortable for me. I added the MRA X-Screen. It has been one of the best additions I have made to any bike I have owned. The pocket it create and the smoothness of the air is prefect for me. My only regret is I hadent bought one sooner.
Today was a sunny amazing day. It was chilly. a balmy 39 when I left. I didn’t take any pictures today but it was fun getting out on the new bike. I was also able to tryout the new auxiliary windscreen I picked up from the folks at @twistedthrottle . It worked incredibly well and created a air pocket that was clear without buffering.