Thursday, July 14, 2016

Top 10 Dual Sports

Linking a blog post from Texas Adventure: Top 10 Dual Sport Adventure Bike Sales. As I already knew, the Kawasaki KLR650 tops all dual sport sales in the United States. However, I didn't know the size of the margin between No. 1-KLR650 and No. 2-??. You'll have to look at the article to see the rest.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Knee Injury

I haven't posted in quite a while. The reason was that I injured my knee back on May 8. Not a real bad injury. It was an MCL Tear, which stands for Medial Collateral Ligament Tear. Not a painful injury either, unless I bent my leg at the knee. As long as I kept my right leg straight, it was fine. Unfortunately, I can't ride my motorcycles (all standards) like that.

Well, last weekend was week 8 into the injury and I felt like I may be able to bend my leg enough to ride. My son and I mapped out an low-tech Adventurish ride and headed out. After about 115 miles, my leg started bothering me and we headed back.

Today, 9 weeks out, I gave it another try and things went a lot better. I'm not 100%, but I'm close. I rode 280 miles up to Ocala National Forest and back and my leg is really good. I think I'll be at 100% in another week and then I can get back to the riding areas that I like.

The ride today was on my DR650 since its a little lighter than the KLR650 and easier to flick around. Although 280 miles in that saddle is a pain in the ass!

I also had my SPOT Satellite Messenger tracking all day. The SPOT is really useful device to keep someone watching over your shoulder from long distance. Here's a look at the tracking map.