|Such a clean garage.|
|All cleaned up for the new owner.|
|The Super Suit|
I wore the suit twice now. The first time it was 42° with a light drizzle on the way in at 5:30 a.m. I was wearing a t-shirt, collared shirt, and jeans. Slightly chilly in the chest area. The gloves I chose that morning were just elkskin with no insulation. I got to work dry but my fingers were cold. On the way home at 5:00, it was raining pretty good but had warmed up to 52°. I forgot my glove covers so my hands got soaked. On the sides of the suit there are waterproof zippers with a velcro flap over the top to allow you access to your pants under the suit. I forgot to zip one and I could feel my hip getting wet on the ride home. I also got what is known as Aerostitch crotch. There is a flap down the front of the suit that stops about where your left leg starts. The zipper continues down to your ankle. It's one continuous zipper from neck to ankle. For some reason there is a tendency for water to get in right around that area and I had wet pants. Not too bad but I was going home, not the other way around. If I had gotten to work with a wet crotch I would have been upset. The next time I wore the suit it was a pretty good rain on the way in and a fucking downpour on the way home. No issues that time. I was dry as a bone. I brought along the rain covers and I also Sno-sealed my gloves and boots. My boots are waterproof anyhow but I have to wear metatarsal boots for work.
|Wet on the outside|
The paperwork for the Viffer is sorted and I'm legal. I can ride it at will now. It will need some TLC and I plan to do a little this and that to her. The Old Man came by and rode the S-Wee on Saturday. He decided he couldn't live without it so he wrote me a check. Shit, that was easy. I told him I'd wash it because after the gear tests in the rain the poor thing was filthy. It was nice today so I gave it a bath. Well, sort of a whore bath. My water sucks for washing cars and bikes. I got all the ickyness off the bottom and cleaned the wheels and just stayed away from the paint. Otherwise it would just be spot-central. Actually, this was the first time I used my hose since last year. When I filled up my bucket it looked like chocolate milk. One of these days I've got to get one of those garden hose water softeners. (Maybe not for $150.00)
I've got the new scoot and I'm pretty well geared up to ride so now I just need to...ride.