It’s long but made for me to share with you. Music included were the tunes I listened to a lot throughout my journey. Some may sound depressive some may not. All have meaning to me and I can actually visualize the sights, sounds, smells and weather of course throughout my trip based on songs. It’s a cool way to correlate all the many places I was fortunate to explore from May 17th – June 15th 2014. At the end of course is my tribute to me Beagle, Cruizer….I hope some will watch and get a flavor of what it is like to travel 14,107 KM’s. Leslie
Day 18 of my X Country trip was spent mainly at MAX BMW in Brookfield, CT. I needed a 20,000 KM service but decided to wait until I get home to have the valves inspected on my bike.
Cool dealer, they have loads of classic bikes on the show room floor as well as all the new models.
The service included, air filter, oil filter and oil change, top up fluids, inspection. The Master Tech found my output Shaft Seal to be leaking oil and was replaced under warranty. I got new front and rear brake pads, a new DID gold chain and sprockets. Mainly preventive measures I am taking. My tires, chain and pads all had some life left in them but I still have over 4000 miles to go. I adjusted the ergo’s of my handle bars a bit and with Dan we tilted them back in my risers just a touch to make my reach a little closer. Felt good afterwards when I was riding. Continue reading “Day 18 – Service, Storm and Sick Dog”
I left my parents house around 1600 hrs yesterday to only ride to the Port Jeff/Bridgeport Ferry over to Connecticut. I wanted to get close to MAX BMW in Brookfield, CT and be able to ride another short distance in the morning to be there when they opened.
While in Stony Brook I got to see my sisters and some of their own family members as well as their dogs. My sisters and families are even more obsessed with their dogs than I am. 😉 I mean that in a caring and loving way.
Never enough time with family but the time we had over pizza and just hanging out was nice. My parents rushed down to the the ferry without me knowing they were to say one last good bye. WE had about 2 mins. before I boarded. I cried on the ferry but they don’t know…perhaps they do now.
Was able to see a few friends from when I was a kid and from high school days. It’s been over 30 years! I will be returning to NY in July via a plane for my 30th high school reunion. Continue reading “Day 17 – Shortest Riding Day”