Spent the day getting the nine some much needed shop time. Pulled the carbs to find that one of the diagrams was torn and some of the hoses are pretty worn and need to be replaced. Parts are on order and I hope to have my old friend back on the road very soon.
It’s been 10 years since I lost one of my best friends. I can’t believe he has been gone for this long. I still think of Mike every time I ride and I have fond memories of all the fun times we had out on these same roads.
Unfortunately, I spent the day at home with a migraine, rather than out on the road, like I have been doing for the past 9 years. I couldn’t shake the feeling that it was Mike’s subtle way of telling me that for whatever reason, it was not a good day to be out riding,
I was able to dig through some old pictures that made me smile
Miss you Mike!
What a great Sunday ride. Took in a local car show in the morning, and filled the afternoon with miles and miles of two wheeled bliss! Traffic was few and far between. filled my belly with good eats from Tollhouse Market & Grill. Never had a bad meal there and they treat you like family! I’ll be spending many more time there for sure!!!!!
Another great ride to the Little Dragon. Traffic was pretty clear and the roads were clean. We enjoyed a quick bite at the Priest Grade Cafe before heading back down the the hill. Another great day with good friends and meeting a few along the way.
Energica’s Ego is quite simply a functional work of art. True engineering is present just about everywhere you look. 3D printed sub-frame and seat pan, side mounted rear spring, the gorgeous android based control console, and the incredible response from the electronically controlled throttle.
This thing would fit in to any group ride or bike night, with the looks of an exotic Italian sportbike. Then it hits you… Hey, where’s the exhaust pipe?
Though even the entry level Ego is well out of my price range, I can’t help but wonder what fun I would have on a bike with so much power and torque, that runs so whisper quite you won’t wake up the neighbors when you leave in the morning.
Whew, what a ride! Left at 5:30, back home at 10:30 with a total of 537 miles of bliss. Had a great time with the crew and enjoyed many great roads and a pretty light flow of traffic up the coast. This was probably the coldest coast ride yet, but I planned accordingly and it wasn’t too uncomfortable. Most of the day was filled with perfect riding temperatures and great times with the entire group. Can’t wait to do it again!