When it gets near the end of January I start to get ichy to ride again. The Yamaha is sitting in the garage slumbering with a float charger on its battery and the scooter is also waiting to be used again. I keep seeing the price of gasoline rise and it makes my throttle hand twitch. Last year at this time I was dreaming of trips on the Big Ruckus, now gone, and planning to fit it with a windshield. Now my head is swirling with ways to make the Exciter (model name of the Yamaha) more comfortable.
It should be an even more active year for me on two wheels and at the end of the season I'd like to be able to say I racked up more miles, saving gas, than I rode in 2011. I've got the tools, I hope, and it will be fun to do it.