Tuesday, November 13, 2012

No Snow, But It Did Turn Cooler

Yes, I rode to work today.

And, the sun has moved farther south in the sky.

0700 CST
We didn't see any snow here over the weekend, but it did turn cooler.

Billie has her new tires. Her ride and handling is noticeably improved.

I found out some of my co-workers thought I was off last week. Why? Because Billie wasn't in her normal place in the parking area.  It wasn't just my co-workers that were thrown off. I got some interesting looks from the people who have come to wave to me as I ride by. When I waved they looked confused. At first they didn't recognize the guy riding the lady in red. By Friday most had figured it out, but I don't think I imagined the waves being a little more enthusiastic today. I think Billie being back may have returned a little bit of normal to some people's lives. I know it did to mine.
  • 29F/-2C with nothing but blue sky for the ride to work.
  • 42F/6C with a few clouds for the home ride.


  1. Looks like good rubber. I guess you know about riding carefully as long as the wheels haven't scrubbed off their protective coating.

    I guess I also have to prepare for some staring and questioning when I no longer take Paolo to work, but start showing up on Bella.

    1. Sonja,
      Yes, I know about the protective coating, but I appreciate the reminder.

      It is funny how taking the side streets and back ways to work has made me part of strangers lives. Back when I drove I was just another car, but now I am the guy on the little motorcycle. I suspect you are the woman on the eggplant colored Vespa.