Tomorrow’s the Big Day

I get to take my first daily commute ride tomorrow. Since I got the bike on Monday, I’ve been on it for about 4 hours, and gone through one tank of gas. Yesterday, I met up with a friend from work, and we drove off to Temecula for, of all things, an ice cream. His girlfriend was along for the ride as well, and had her camera with her.

Just take a look at my face. That’s the face of a happy guy. I can’t tell you how much I love this bike.

Tomorrow, I get to ride it into work for the first time. Of course, since I work on a military installation, that means I’ll have to wear the gay reflective vest as the DoD requires. But, that’s a minor inconvenience. After all, I don’t have toslip it on until just before I get to the gate. And in the afternoon, when it’s really hot, I can slip it off right after I leave.

The real inconvenience will not having XM to listen to Opie and Anthony on the drive in. I still haven’t quite figured out how to do that. I guess I can pull the car rig out, and run some earphones, but I don’t know how the reception will be, because I’m not sure where to put the antenna.

Oh, and I forgot to buy a thermos to fill with coffee in the morning. My little sippy cup won’t work too well for the bike. But, that’ll give me an excuse to take the long way home to pick one up from target tomorrow.