Annual Spring Fever

Well, it’s March, so it’s spring fever time. It’s hitting a couple weeks early because of nonstop work fire drills, but so far it’s still at a manageable level. I’m making do with planning weekend trips in April and May.

I’m always drawn to the desert this time of year. I suppose it’s because I know that the passes are still snowed in and the coast is rainy…but I can never stop thinking “southwest” in spring. Red rocks, canyons, joshua trees, bright blue skies and desert flowers…

Pics from 2003:




Peter is the world’s best sweetie and came home from work yesterday bearing two Scottoilers, yayay! I was so happy that not only did the Z get a present, but that Peter bought his Superhawk a touring accessory as well.

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5 Responses to Annual Spring Fever

  1. Linda says:

    You take good pictures.
    I’ve been thinking of the desert, too…how nice it would be to go down there. The flowers will all be past when I go in May/June.

  2. Richard says:

    Ahhh…Scott Oiler. I never leave home without it. Your guy sure knows how to make a Z happy. 🙂

  3. Ken Haylock says:

    You may want to upgrade to the touring reservoirs if you haven’t already. It can be a pain to extend the vacuum and oil lines to fit the touring reservoir later after you have realised that filling the scottoiler every 300 miles is a pain and gets neglected too often.

  4. carolyn says:

    Nah, much longer than 300 miles — I had a Scottoiler (normal reservoir, not touring) on the SVS, and I only needed to refill it about every 1000 miles. I kept it at some midrange setting unless it was pouring rain or I was riding through mud, and the chain was happy as anything.

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