October 01, 2016

On the road again (not for long though)


With riding season coming to its inevitable end, and a busy October coming up, this might well have been the final opportunity to take Rover for a spin. So, when opportunity knocked I sneaked over to our stable, and started up my all too neglected 2008 Harley Davidson Sportster 883. Without complains, the bike was up and running smoothly. First things first I checked the tire pressure (all good), and gave it a refill at the gas station. Oh, it felt so good, so right, roving the Black Forest on my other two wheels for a change. Regrettably I wasn't able to capture any spectacular autumn colours for you yet, the leaves just haven't turned much to this time. Instead I am sending you a happy smile, and greetings from the road.

Das wird's wohl für dieses Jahr gewesen sein, die Mopped-Saison neigt sich ihrem unvermeidlichen Ende zu, und da der Oktober fest für andere Dinge verplant ist, wird dieses wohl die letzte Möglichkeit für mich gewesen sein, Rover auszuführen. Als sich die Gelegenheit ergab, schlich ich mich also in den Stall und startete meine viel zu sehr vernachlässigte 2008 Harley Davidson Sportster 883. Diese sprang sofort ohne Probleme an und begann fröhlich vor sich hin zu brummeln. Ab zur Tankstelle, Reifendruck geprüft (war in Ordnung) und aufgetankt ging es dann auf die Straße. Ah, es fühlte sich so gut und richtig an, wieder mal auf dem Bike durch den Schwarzwald zu düsen. Leider gab es bisher noch keine spektakulären Laubfarben zu entdecken, der Herbst hat hier noch nicht richtig angefangen. Stattdessen gibt es von mir für Euch ein zufriedenes Lächeln (oder ist es ein glückliches Grinsen?) und beste Grüße von unterwegs.


24 comments:

  1. Riding season coming to its inevitable end? Blasphemy! ;)

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    1. Dom, normally I wouldn't dare say such a thing especially with guys like yourself or Richard out there but for the Sportster, and likely for myself, season has to be put to an early end this year.

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  2. Have you had much opportunity to ride the Harley this year? I don't remember reading any posts (but I can't vouch for my memory).

    Such a beautiful area!

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    1. Unfortunately I haven't had the chance to go on a big road trip with the Sportster this year, Richard. A few escapes, a handful of day trips, that was it. Several things came in the way of traveling with the Harley.

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  3. Any rides at this time of the year are special as the season is rapidly coming to an end here as well. Enjoy it while you can Sonja.

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    1. David, I've done my best, and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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  4. This time of year is always bitter sweet. Nice to see Rover roving.

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  5. Wonderful to see you on the Harley again Sonja - lookin'good! I wondered if you'd abandoned motorized bikes :-)

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    1. Geoff, the motorised bikes have been put in recess for a while but that should hopefully change next year.

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  6. Good for you Ms. Happy Smile!

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  7. 'Tis that time of year for "good bye to summer" rides. Looks like a lovely day to ride

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    1. It would have been perfect with a little more fall foliage in it, but I am not complaining, Kari.

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  8. Hihi. Du hast ja auch ein Gelbrückenmopped. 😂

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    1. Optische Täuschung, liebe GE. Ocker bitte. Das Leder ist hell braun ;-)

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  9. Looking good Sonja.

    We don't have much in the way of fall color yet either, just some street tree maples in town turning.

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    1. I am going to try and find some here, Brandy, but leaves seemed just dried up, and getting brownish.

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  10. No criticism about the other content--I do enjoy reading about your adventures, Sonja (and Roland)--but the moto-content, short and sweet as it is, is mighty welcome.

    BTW: Smiling--looking happy--in a photograph?... How un-German of you. ;-)

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    1. I know, completely out of character, for a German it seems, Ry. I must still be under the Danish happy spell then. Glad you liked my two-wheeled tidbit.

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  11. Beste Grüße zurück, du Grinse-Katze :-)

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  12. Cool, dann hast du es dieses Jahr doch noch mit dem Bike auf die Straße geschafft. Sehr schön! Jetzt geht der Entzug von vorne los. :-P

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    1. Entzug hatte ich eigentlich das ganze Jahr schon. Ich brauche mal wieder eine größere Tour.

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