I bet you are wondering how I found myself here, sitting on the side of the road with a flat rear tire on my '09 Kawasaki Versys 650?
It's a little bit funny, it's a little bit sad, let me tell you all about the ride we had.
Facebook marketplace is a great way to find used gear at affordable prices, and I'd seen someone advertise some Alpinestars SMX 4 boots for sale that I knew from past experience would fit me like a glove (one I got them wet while riding lol), and for less than 1/2 the cost of retail!
Trouble was they were located a bit out of town and I missed them the first time I tried for a pickup, then they moved to a new house in Burlington Prince Edward Island, so it took a good weekend with some lovely warm July weather before I invited Caroline to come ride with me on her still new to her 2006 KLR and get some use out of it.
|Are you kidding me?! A piece of glass!?|
|Stick around and have a drink, Ron. |
H2O or H2O?
I'd been messaging Tara and she'd put the boots out at the end of their long drive in a plastic bag, so it was time to say so long to Kirk and Wendy and head up to Burlington and collect them, as I'd already paid for them via interac e-transfer, and as there was COVID in the air, this was contact-less pickup.
|Reaming the hole|
|Super basic, super cheap|
|hitting that string with beaucoup de goop|
|Whoops, too far into the tire!|