Friday, October 30, 2009

Baby’s got new shoes.

Those of you who follow this blog know I just recently acquired a new toy – a dual purpose Honda XL. The bike is a 1981 model, so spare parts are a bit difficult to come by. However I have been able to locate new rubber.
New shoes
The only problem is that I made the mistake of mounting all lefts on the rear and all rights on the front. On the first ride I just about spun into the ground so I had to re-shoe her so that they are alternating front and rear. She now tracks straight – or I should say straighter.
As an added bonus, with a wife who’s a marathon runner there is no shortage of slightly used replacements.

5 comments:

  1. Yhat's hilarious!
    Are they cross trainers or road shoes?

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  2. Seeing the picture the spousal unit immediately went downstairs and did an inventory of her sneaker collection. It's still intact ... for now.

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  3. Maybe for a more dressy look you can install Bally's.

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  4. Lance - great idea. Cowboy boots for riding thru Texas or Alberta, patent leather for weddings, high heels when the wife is riding.

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