Got about 130 miles in today... up the Valley Parkway all the way to the lake and back. It was pretty cloudy out all day, so I think most people stayed indoors, which meant the the roads were pretty empty.
There was a good chance of thunderstorms today but I decided to take the WR250X out anyways. Got a good 100 miles in before I noticed some dark clouds brewing to the west, so I decided to start heading back home. This was a good move on my part because shortly after I got home it started dumping down rain pretty hard. Overall a pretty good ride.... was real surprised how light traffic was on the back roads around here considering it's a holiday weekend. And for some reason, I find it sorta fun trying to outrun thunderstorms.
UPDATE: I've now got about 750 miles on the Bridgestone BT-003 tires. These things are awesome. More grip than you'll ever need on the street. Highly recommended!
Temperatures were in the high 50's today, so I decided to get the WR250X out and take it for a ride. It's been cold and snowy here, so I hadn't had the bike out since early December!
Unfortunately it was windy as hell so I got blown all over the place, and the roads were covered with salt. I still managed to get about 100 fun-filled miles in. I had a close call on Riverview Road... as you can see from the pics above, a large tree got blown down across the road probably 5-10 minutes after I'd ridden by. Close call!
Once I got home, the WR250X had a nice coating of road salt over it so I had to give it a quick bath before stashing it back in the garage. Temps are supposed to get down into the teens again with snow in the forecast, so that might be the last ride I get to do for awhile.
On a side note, I noticed that the rear tire on the bike is shot. Time for a new one. It only lasted about 3000 miles. Thank you twisty roads! I ordered up a new Bridgestone BT-090 Battlax, which is what came on the bike. I really like the stock tires so didn't see a need for something different.
Temps were in the high 40's today and the sun was out, so I decided to get the WR250X out again before winter. Who knows... this might be the last tolerable riding day we have for quite a while. Soon temps will be in the 20's/30's, it will be snowing, and worst of all...they will start salting the roads. Cold temps and salty roads mean NO GRIP, so I tend to just put the bike away until spring.
Anyways, I put about 100 miles on the WRX and had a blast on some of the twisty roads in the area. Rolled back in just as it was getting dark. Great day...despite how cold I got on the way home.
Today I spent most of the day over in Brecksville, with a quick run up the Parkway, but it was a bit too cold (high 40's/low 50's) for much more than that. Brecksville was deserted compared to the heavy traffic just a week or two ago when the leaves were at their peak. I love it when the twisty roads are empty! On the way home I about froze my ass off...started to get really cold and had to ride in the fully tucked position most of the way to keep the cold air off my upper body. I had my textile jacket w/liner on, and my chest protector under it, but the cold air at 60mph was starting to get really uncomfortable. Overall though, one of the best rides of the year since the twisty roads were completely free of traffic.
Today I passed the 2000 mile mark on our WR250X. Awesome bike so far... very fun to ride, pretty good acceleration (quicker than my Ninja 250R), and it handles great. Now that the bike is fully broken in I'm going to do a few modifications to it.... probably exhaust, hi flow air cleaner, and a fuel controller. I also might do a couple of the "free mods" that are popular with this bike.
Today I put just over 100 miles on our WR250X. Perfect day for riding...temps in the 70's with just a few clouds in the sky. Went all over the place... Brecksville Reservation, Bedford Reservation, and ran some fun twisty roads down in the Valley near Brandywine and Boston Mills.