First long ride and a sore butt


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Stew
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Location: Smokey Point, WA - USA
Motorcycle: 2000 GL1500 SE
2005 Honda CRF230F

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1993 Honda Elite SR
1986 Honda CR125R
1979 Yamaha GT80

First long ride and a sore butt

Post by Stew » Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:29 pm



Since getting my dads Goldwing last October I've been bringing all the maintenance up to date and getting comfortable on the bike making a couple of short runs and a lot of commuting although my commutes are usually 80 to 100 miles a day visiting clients around the Seattle and Eastside area. Yesterday I finally got out and did some real miles on a day trip I had been planning for a couple months. Things almost got derailed with my rear tire going flat earlier in the week but I got it replaced and put back together with a day to spare.

I took my mom, who for being a little old lady in her early 70's had a fun time but is also a little sore, on a day trip to Long Beach, WA. The bike ran perfect, I picked her up around 8:30am north of Arlington, we rode to Long Beach, up the peninsula to Oysterville and back home stopping for lunch in Long Beach and to check out a few shops.

After I dropped her off I went back home picked up my step-son who was dog sitting and made another 80 mile round trip down to Seattle and back and finally got home around 11:00pm. All together I rode between 625 and 650 miles (I wasn't keeping exact track) and the one time I checked my gas mileage I was getting 41.2 mpg averaging 70 mph 2-up.

Other than being a little sore and tired it was a lot of fun, after dropping everyone off and riding back home the Goldwing felt like a sport bike with just me again! Oh, and I swear you can see me from two miles away at night with those LED trunk, saddlebag and side marker lights, lol. But considering I was in Seattle traffic that's fine with me.

At the Long Beach arch




A big pile of oyster shells in Oysterville, which is truly about a block long. Mom hanging out on the back while I grabbed the shot.




Me dropping the kid off around 10:15pm at his student housing in the U-District in Seattle. That's a smile on my face because that was his first motorcycle ride and he is not into anything mechanical and was very outside his comfort zone lol. He was a trooper though and for better or worse will have that memory forever!




Winging it every chance I get 8-)

19,119 miles when I got it from dad Oct 15, 2017 --- 24,532 miles and counting as of Oct 17, 2018!

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AZgl1800
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Re: First long ride and a sore butt

Post by AZgl1800 » Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:08 pm

good ride, and the kids and mom will never forget.
~John

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JoeHall
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Re: First long ride and a sore butt

Post by JoeHall » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:49 am

Sounds like you are having lots of fun. For sore butt, try an AirHawk seat cushion. You will never want to leave home on your Wing again without it.

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Re: First long ride and a sore butt

Post by RockportDave » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:39 am

Stew,
Sounds like a great time with mom and son.
I take it mom rode with dad in this wing before you took it over? Great to see she still has the opportunity to get out and enjoy riding.
Dave
1999 GL1500SE 5th Goldwing through the years

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Stew
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Joined: Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:40 am
Location: Smokey Point, WA - USA
Motorcycle: 2000 GL1500 SE
2005 Honda CRF230F

Previous bikes:
2003 Honda Ruckus
1993 Honda Elite SR
1986 Honda CR125R
1979 Yamaha GT80

Re: First long ride and a sore butt

Post by Stew » Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:43 pm

I think they did take a few rides together a LONG time ago, they've been divorced for some time now. In fact I was concerned that my dad would think it was weird me taking my mom on a ride like that (if he heard about from someone like my sister who sometimes I wish wasn't so talkative) on his motorcycle that only recently gave to me.

But the wife was out of town and you know how moms are wanting to spend time with ya so why not, mom's happy and it was nice spending some time with her since I don't see her that often these days, and I got to go on a fun ride!


Winging it every chance I get 8-)

19,119 miles when I got it from dad Oct 15, 2017 --- 24,532 miles and counting as of Oct 17, 2018!

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