This past weekend, my Triumph got it’s seasonal look-see. It’s got a new set of tires, new chain & sprockets, fluids are good – I’m officially ready to hit the road. I feel better, knowing that everything is in tip top shape. Not that I had any doubts. But, it had been sitting in the garage, un-loved for the better part of two months while the DRZ got all the wintertime action.
In many ways, I don’t have the same relationship with the DRZ as I do with the Triple. For obvious reason, the DRZ taking a dirtnap is far less catastrophic than the Speed Triple doing it. So I guess I kind of ignored the Triumph throughout the sandy, slippery and salty winter.
There was also the matter of a pesky slow leak in the Triple’s squared-off, balding rear tire. I’m sure Kenny was only too happy to not have me come batting my eyelashes and asking him to change my tires until the garage warmed up a bit anyway.
Kenny is the unsung hero of my riding life. I keep telling myself that he likes working with his hands, but sometimes when the profanity cloud gets really thick over the garage I feel some serious pangs of guilt. It’s tough to know that he’s out there skinning his knuckles on my behalf.
All in all though, we are really a great team. I ride, he wrenches. Works for me! 😉
I’ve been riding the Triple for the last couple weekends and it has felt FANTASTIC. I really missed it.
How was your weekend?