Yay! I’m riding again!

For those that don’t know, I haven’t been able to ride my motorcycle for the past month or so. No, nothing legal or anything like that. Much simpler, I didn’t have a helmet. That is, I had to send my helmet back to Arai for repair. The chinstrap ending started to fray and had unraveled halfway after only a couple of days. Since the strap was riveted to the inside of the shell, I couldn’t really replace it myself. So it took UPS an eon and a day to get my helmet from SF to Bethlehem, PA (for $#$# $35!). Arai fixed it and shipped it out in a single day. Great turnaround and service! Just thought I’d like to share my good experiences with Arai. Yeah, you pay a lot for their helmets but you get a lot in return.

Anyway, it feels great to be back on my bike again. It also started up right away with no hesitation. No stalling, no sputtering, no anything. Rock solid after 30 days of lying idle. With the economy where it is and being that I work for a non-revenue generating startup, I think I’m just going to keep the old Bimmer and pass on the Aprilia hotness for now. Just wouldn’t be prudent to spend that kind of dough on a new bike knowing that I’m heading into a period of great uncertainty. The hotness will have to wait….for now.


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