Heard from an old friend. Reminded me that I should ride my KTM 990 Adventure more often.
It’s been almost a year now. Thinkin’ that maybe I should make plans to head back down and finish the trip. Better start lookin’ into it now I guess.
After a very long 10 months, this past weekend I took out my motorcycle. I’ve been able to ride the moto for a long time, from the doc’s perspective at least. But it turned out that the biggest obstacle would be my own head. I was afraid of many things. Could my leg support my motorcycle? Would I stress it too much with all the starts and stops? Would I just be too scared to ride, period?
Well, it turned out that I was too scared to ride. But a funny thing happened. While working in the garage, I had to move my moto out of the way. I decided to throw a leg over it and something snapped. I wasn’t scared anymore. I fired her up and just wanted to ride. Just like that I felt comfortable again.
So this past weekend I cleared the day for a ride. Just me, my moto and the road. I headed out to Tehachapi. A favorite destination of mine. Home of the Tehachapi Loop, and very close to Caliente-Bodfish Rd. Today’s ride would only get me to breakfast and then home. It turned out to be just what I needed. Just “what the doctor ordered”.