5 Things for the Snowed In Motorcyclist To Do
Here on Long Island we just got another 16 inches of snow on top of what was leftover from the post Christmas blizzard. I think it’s going to be a little while before I can wheel my bike out of the garage and get out for a ride. I suspect many of you are in the same boat.
So, in the interest of making lemonade out of lemons – what is the snowed in motorcyclist to do with their free time? Here are my suggestions:
Have you been eying up some fancy doohickey that requires you to dismantle your bike for a little while? I dunno, maybe something like new wheels, wiring up some auxiliary lights or a dash shelf full of the things that go beep and have flashing lights and stuff? Go out in the garage. I’m sure your bike misses you.
I’ve heard that some people are obsessive about keeping their motorcycles clean and shiny. I’m pretty sure these people wear helmets to bed as well as on the bike. ::I kid, I kid!:: Maybe now would be a good time to get out there and do some furious Plexus-ing, de-tarring and whatever else it is people who keep their bikes looking neat as a pin do.
- Wishful Thinking
It’s never too soon to add more stuff to that motorcycle bucket list of yours. Need some inspiration? The ADVRider Ride Report forum is chock full of beautiful things to look at. There are also sites like MotorcycleRoads.com, RidetoEat.com and for the weirdos playing along at home – RoadsideAmerica.com.
- Watch the Tube – Long Way Round
Yea, yea, some people knock their efforts but I will forever be in the pro Ewan, Charlie and Claudio camp. No matter what anyone says I feel like those guys put in the miles and navigated those overloaded beasts over and through difficult terrain. They could’ve quit and went back to their cushy lives but they motored on. I’ve watched the series a dozen times at least and never get tired of it. Good stuff on a snowy day.
If you’re anything like me, you have eleventy billion photos floating around that will most likely never see the light of day. Get to work on posting some of those dusty pictures and their stories on your blog! And then come back and let us know where we can get a look at your handywork.
Twitter is a great way to see what is going on in the motorcycle world. It’s real-time social exchanges with other motorcycle lovers while you’re sitting in your pajamas and fuzzy slippers. You’ve got everyone from print mags, to online news outlets like Hell for Leather, to the average Jane talking about bikes all the time.
One Last Tip: Don’t eat the yellow snow. You’re welcome.
Are you snowed in?
What do you do to while away the no-moto hours?