Fine, except is was raining! Heck darn, gee whiz. Okay, I got into my riding gear (again) and rode off into the wet, raining late afternoon. Found PowerWorld, completed my registration and liability waivers and then headed to the Rodeo grounds. Did I say it was raining? Did I say I was already tucked into my lovely motel room? Did I say I had already changed into comfy clothes? No? Well, that's how it went.
I made it to the Rodeo Grounds and parked right next to the port a potty, just in case! Our meeting was to be held in that white tent.
I motored back to the motel after the meeting, met up with Lydia and chatted a bit before hitting the bed. I knew I had to be up early the next morning so no partying tonight!
Again to the Rodeo Grounds. I quickly realized I probably needed to strip down the Beastie Bike so I got busy taking stuff off. First to go were the hard bags, then the hydration system, spot tracker, Zumo and power plug. I decided to keep the mirrors and windscreen on.
Here it is, NAKED!!!!!! Side view....
Funny, this bike is so new to me and has so many features, it took me a while to figure out how to turn off the ABS and put it into Enduro Pro mode. Finally got that figured out! So, we would ride down the field and perform the exercise and return to the line. Well, that meant making sharp turns in the dirt to get back in line. Hahahahaha, oh my, more laughing. Sometimes I did quite well and other times, no so much. Here is what happens when you are making a sharp left turn and you accidentally hit the throttle. Yup, the front end washes right out and down you go!
Yay! I'm a conquerer....not really :-)
Man, I'm tired. No, I'm exhausted. Heck, I didn't even stay for dinner. I rode back to the hotel, took a nice cool shower, put on comfy clothes and now I'm ready for bed at 7:30 pm. Hahahaha. Yup, I'm wiped out, in a good way. What a great day of learning. I so appreciated there were no egos going on. Just everyone looking to learn something. These ladies (and the few guys) are awesome!!!!
Tomorrow I don't have a scheduled clinic in the morning but do have seminars in the afternoon. However, I'm going back to the Rodeo Grounds and practice what I learned today rather than take a ride a bout in the mountains. Yes, riding the Rockies would be awesome, but I've done that many times. I think I'm going to take full advantage of this Rally and go get some more skills training!
Hey folks, thanks so very much for following along. I can feel your positive energy (and believe me, I need it right now).
Hugs to all, I'm a happy girl. Oh I forgot to tell you......hahahahahah, I think I'm the OLDEST woman on the BIGGEST bike with STREET tires! Yeah, I'm having fun, baby :-)