Happy (Belated) Winter Solstice

Steph told me a few days ago that I’d better update again soon as she is tired of looking at the PLB entry. Oops, my bad. December sort of got away from me there (who am I kidding? The entire 21st century has gotten away from me…I still think it’s June 1997).

Peter and I are still in Ohio at his family’s house and thus I haven’t been doing any riding. I did drive a car yesterday for the first time in two months, amusing all with my general confusion with the “reverse” gear.

The bikes did well for Christmas this year; Peter’s sister gave me a couple of books I’d asked for to help plan my cross-country trip next year. I also got California Desert Byways, which made me bounce about with joy and gave Peter the “crap, now what is she going to drag me on?” look.

My in-laws also got the XT225 a first-aid kit. Now all of my bikes have at least basic kits and I feel confident that I will be set for any and all eventualities that don’t include severed limbs or women suddenly going into labor.

Happy Kwanzakuhmas and I hope that everyone is staying nice and warm and cozy, unless you live in Australia, in which case you probably are having enough of “warm” by now.

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5 Responses to Happy (Belated) Winter Solstice

  1. Happy whatevers. 🙂 My bike got a new battery for Christmas, and I just installed it today. Yay!
    The desert book looks awesome. I have been looking forlornly at my Nevada pictures and wishing I could go back for a while. I’m seriously considering some kind of hybrid road/off-road bike for future RVing trips, when we get on the road again (probably in Fall 2008.)
    Will you still be in Ohio for New Years, or will you be coming back in time for the Castro Valley thing with the Wind Dancers?
    Still waiting for your philosophy of the road trip ride, but was sitting there just a few days earlier wondering when you were going to fill in the east coast states on your map *grin*

  2. Craig says:

    Wishing you and your hubby the happiest of holidays. Thanks for all your posts and looking forward to another great year!

  3. stephanie says:

    Dude, I whined over a week ago… where’s the next, next post?
    Cheerful cosmic relative repositioning of the hemispheres to you too, and glad you’re back safely for New Years.

  4. Dave S (of C-Haus Fame) says:

    Hey, Carolyn, saw your post about the around-the-country trip. Have you checked out the Harley Davidson ride atlas at all? I picked one up to keep in the glovebox of my vespa and it’s been useful. Tons of handy “crap I’m stuck in xyz town and need tools” type stuff. I’ve got a hook-up for super cheap copies if you are interested.
    BTW, congrats on getting married. It’s been like what, 3 or 4 years since we’ve emailed?
    -Dave (of C-Haus fame)

  5. Durandal Roland says:

    My mother got my XT a set of PowerMadd hand-guards, which were installed last week. 🙂 They make a difference in winter-weather riding on keeping my mitts a bit warmer. I haven’t abused them yet to see how well they protect my hands from tree branches and such, though.

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