There was a small group of motorcyclists at the other end of the motel parking lot, so I walked over to them and asked for some help trouble shooting. I was certainly getting power - all the lights came on and the voltmeter showed 13.7. We chatted for a bit and one of the guys asked me if it was in gear. DOH!!!!! When I parked the night before, I put the bike in gear because I was parked on a pretty good slope. Headslap! Back to the bike, click it into neutral and voila' she started right up. Hahahaha, simply had to laugh at myself. I don't know why I didn't even think to pull in the clutch or check the gear I was in. Guess because I almost always leave it in neutral when I park. Lesson learned and very fortunately it was an easy lesson :-)
So, finally on the road for home. I filled the gas tank and aux tank then headed out of town. I was so pleased the sky was friendly. I did have my heated liner on and the heated grips as it was only about 50 degrees or so. I had a beautiful ride. Little to no traffic. Stopping when I wanted. No critters, no weather issues, no bike issues. Only thing missing was my music but I'll get that sorted out soon. I took these pictures about 80 miles out of Ely on Highway 93. Just wanted to show you the difference a day can make in the weather!
Thanks to all of you who have followed my blog. I'm deeply touched that you find it interesting enough to read it!
I have no idea yet what the next adventure might be, but, I'm sure I'll come up with something!