Not a lot of motorcycle action happening on the home front lately.
When hubby was at a Team Oregon class on Saturday March 2nd, I rode Max to coffee to try out the new helmet. So far, I am very pleased with it.
It was quieter than my Scorpion - and yes, I was wearing my earplugs. It just seemed to fit so well. My peripheral vision seemed wider and when I turned my head the helmet went with me, yay! One of the other things I noticed about fit was that I didn't have to keep grabbing the chin bar and tug it back up. The Scorpion used to slide down and give the image I was perpetually looking at my front tire even when I had 'eyes up'.
We thought about riding to coffee this last Saturday but woke up to 29˚F (-1.6˚C) and just couldn't muster the energy to suit up even knowing it would be sunny and warmer by the time we left coffee. We ended up driving to Eugene to the Home and Garden show and stopping at our favorite Triumph Dealer. Troubadour sat on and got to play with the features on the new Trophy. I didn't get any pictures though. And of course I ogled the new Street and Speed Triples.
A very large sequoia tree is what has been taking up our riding time. We have a very large four-trunk sequoia in the back corner of our yard that has seen better days. One trunk is leaning over the neighbors yard and even one towards our house. We've watch it grow over the last 6.5 years we've owned the house and it seems to slowly be taking over the yard.
|(Sequoia in the backyard)|
We decided to get quotes to have it removed and booked the tree-ectomy for March 19th and 20th. The problem with actually booking a date was that we had to clean out underneath it. Not much grows under it so we've just used it for storing yard junk and home renovation leftovers.
To give you an idea of scale on how big it seems compared to the yard here is a wider view.
|(Nice tree - wrong location)|
So for the last few free days we've been moving an entire pallet of bricks, a cubic yard of gravel, relocated a few shrubs to be out of the way of the tree service and moved a lot of wood debris from when we removed other smaller trees such as the stinky persimmon.
We've never taken out a tree that we haven't planted at least two to replace it though. The yard sure will look different in another 10 days. We'll feel a little bare over there but it will be nice to plan what to plant in its place.
It has cut into our riding time, but at least we have a three day weekend coming up and have the yard chores done. Hopefully the weather will hold out and we can go for a nice long ride.
Now.....where to go.........
- Au Revoir
" There is always Music amongst the trees in the garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it." - Minnie Aumonier.