BJ and JoLynn Ondo and MIDNIGHT our 2014 Harley-Davidson XL883L Sportster Super Low

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Our thoughts on motorcycling: "It's enough to be on your way, it's enough just to be moving on, it's enough just to cover ground"! Ride to LIVE-Live to RIDE! See YOU out on the ROAD!

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

All good things must come to an END!

This is to let you all know that we have TRADED IN the Sportster for a van, yes we've decided to get out of motorcycles! Lots of reasons, cost, storage, etc. It's been a FUN ride since 1976 but we are looking at something different for our future. We hope you've Enjoyed our Blog as much as I enjoyed writing it for us and YOU. May you have Sunshine and Tailwinds on all of your RIDES!  :) Adios Amigos!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

35,000 mile service is done!

Well, the 35,000 miles service is done and as usual, everything checked out just fine, gota LOVE a Sporty, it may be the "least" updated platform that Harley-Davidson makes but it's been around for so long that it just doesn't have the "BUGS", that the other Harley-Davidson's seem to get!! :) New tires in March, Service in April so MAYBE in MAY we can get out on the road a bit!! :)  The problem lately has been the WIND!!! Yesterday, up to 70mph. gust's all around Southern Colorado, that's just dangerous to be riding a motorcycle in, JMHO! Hopefully it will mellow a bit come May but, LOL, it's been known to SNOW her in early May so you just never know.  Would really like to head up to Laramie, WY.  and ride The Snow Mnt. Scenic Byway, (WY. Hwy. 130), it's really a sweet road and it's been a lot years since we've got to ride it!

Sorry, Black Hills Rally in Sturgis SD. is just not my thing, I don't like massive crowds and a bunch of drunk Bikers flying around!!! Now we'd love to go ride the Black Hills area of SD. on our own again, last time was 1996, that's just "too long"!  Summers a com'in, just got to be patient, the scoot is ready, we are ready now it's Mother Natures turn to get ready!! ;)

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Cubic Dollars!!!

LOL, sometimes you get in a real "catch 22" in life, paid for a new set of tires, (way to expensive, even with a decent dealer discount) but can't really get out much due to I'm needing a 35,000 mile check up and I won't have the money till my next social security retirement check shows up on April 11th. :(  The dealer service department get's grumpy if you have more than 400 miles over the required service mileage and we've got 35,250 and still need to put on at least a "battery charge" sometime this up coming week so we've had to be MELLO on the miles, even with NEW tires, being a POOR Harley Sportster rider sucks, LOL! ;)

Since all we've been able to do is "batter charge runs" due to needing new tires and crap weather, either snow, rain, cold or "WINDDDDDDDD", which has been really bad this Spring here in Southern Colorado. Sure will be HAPPY when the service is done, then with new tires and better weather we are going to to a "weekender trip" to somewhere to get rid of "Cabin Fever"!!  Hope your getting in some good miles with a lot of SMILES! :)

Midnight chomp'in at the bit to go for a Real RIDE!! :)

Sunday, February 18, 2018

WIND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Man I really HATE winter, even if the temps are in the 60+ F's in Jan/Feb/Mar, here in Southern Colorado, the WIND is totally insane, doing it's best to blow me and the Sporty off the Highway!! Today was that kinda day, flat ass scary riding a motorcycle when the winds are gusting up to 60 mph. and you NEVER know where they are coming from!!  WHAM,  you get broadsided and counter-steer heavy the opposite way to keep from being pushed into the other traffic lane!!  Put on 100 miles on the Southern Loop but it really wasn't any real FUN!!  The only good spot was riding EAST from Penrose, CO. to Pueblo, CO. on CO. Hwy. 50, the wind was blowing so hard it basically created a "vacuum" of still air for 36 miles and let my nerves have a bit of a rest!  I hope you all are getting in some rides and aren't subjected to the Crazy Wind Spirts we have! :)

Thursday, December 7, 2017

It's "battery charge run" time again, LOL! ;)

Well it's December so it's mostly rides around the area to "charge the battery"! We don't have a garage so we keep our motorcycle in a 5x10 storage unit, close by. Of course that means we don't have anyway to plug in a "battery maintainer" so being "retired", I pick the WARMEST day of the week and put on 100 miles at speeds enough to charge the battery a bit!! Don't have heated clothing so I bundle up like the Michelin Man and RIDE! ;)

Been lucky lately as the "weekend" have been the warmer days so my wife, JoLynn can ride along, last Saturday we did what we call the "extended loop ride", heading south on I-25 to Pueblo, then west to pick up CO. Hwy. 96 heading to Wetmore, then CO. Hwy. 67 S. into Florence, CO., then CO. 115 N. back to Colorado Springs! It's just over 100 miles with lots of 60+ mph riding. :)  Stopped and took a photo of the big curve on CO. 96, just before you get to the hamlet of Wetmore.  60+ degrees and SUNNY, not bad for a December day in So, Colorado! :)