October 17 2015 – beauty turns into pain, all pics clickable to enlarge
Lessons learned…no one is immune to accidents no matter how many miles you have under your wheels.
Gear: Alipnestars Toucan boots-SAVED my Tibia from shattering, KLIM Altitude suit – saved my body from drainage ditch rash and broken shoulder, Shoei RF 1200 helmet – saved my head after landing on it, KLIM gloves saved my hands
I know many people take their bikes off the road this time of year. Over where we live we are fortunate to be able to ride all year long yet many don’t for one reason or another. Please take our POLL… 😉 If OTHER what is the reason?
Usually I ride all year long but this year I am questioning as is Cheryl how prudent is it to have 4 vehicles insured at one time just to have the cars available for those what if days in our Winter months??? Could I be happy commuting to work in a car or by transit? Probably not but here in BC our insurance rates for motorcycles are equal to that of a car. ICBC our government run insurance company does not discount bikes like they should.
So, pondering the idea of taking our bikes off the road for 3 months to save a little money and start making responsible decisions? Would be sad but perhaps the right thing to do.
Any thoughts?Who rides all year?
On another note Triumph is coming out with their version of the BMW 1200 soon. Curious to read and see more about this bike. I just love competition and would love to see BMW at least for the 800GS to add an adjustable seat that is a bit wider than the plank they offer now. I also predict maybe not right away but the Tiger will have an info button to toggle through the dash, with an on/off ABS button. Just my prediction because it makes sense for the rider. Looking forward to what these 2 companies come out with in the next year or two.