It’s been awhile since my last post, so I just wanted to let everyone know I’m still around. Not much happening but for those of you dying for some information about my exciting life, here are a few tidbits…
Polly went away for a scrapbooking weekend this week. That mean’s I’ve been bach-ing it all weekend around the house with just my son and my three cats. Unfortunately it also means I should be cleaning up around here rather than typing this. SHE’LL BE HOME SOON!!!! 🙂
But, being the procrastinator that I am, I’ll be waiting until she calls me to tell me she’s on the road. Then I’ll have at least 30 minutes to thoroughly clean up. That should be enough time, right?
It’s been raining all weekend, and unless I truly have to, I prefer not to ride in the rain. That means no ride this weekend. I’ve ordered some AirLite engine guard chaps for the bike. They close up the open space in the engine guards so that wind and rain don’t hit your legs. Between them, the windshield, and the motorcycle cover, I should be ready for those days that I DO have to ride in the rain.
Lest you think I ignored my bike all weekend, I didn’t. I took the opportunity to wire a switch into my running lights so that I can turn them off as needed. I had originally just wired them into the accessory socket in the headlamp, but that meant they came on and off with the headlight, with no way to turn them off manually. Several times over the past few weeks the guards at the gate at work have commented “Wow, those suckers are bright” or “How do you expect me to see your pass with those bright lights?” Rather than run the risk of being told to go home some morning because they feel they’re not acceptable, I figured I’d go ahead and be pro-active to the point of being able to turn them off if I need to.
I used the same sort of switch I used for my garage door opener installation, but rather than use a momentary contact switch, I used a click on-off switch.
Not quite as neat looking as the first switch since I couldn’t get it “snugged up” all the way to the brake mount due to clearance issues, but it works nonetheless. No more worrying about getting sent home by the guards at the gate. Wait – wouldn’t that have been a good thing?
The rest of the weekend I spent fixing a few things around the house and working on my Minecraft server. I’ve added some neat features to it using some third party addons. And I’ve learned a lot more about Linux since that’s what I’m hosting it on…
Well, I just got “the call” so it’s time for the mad cleaning rush. Wish me luck.
Have fun and ride safe,