At OÔÇÖDark-thirty this morning I got up to do my third Ride For Kids ÔÇô a motorcycle ride to benefit the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. The first R4K that I did was in Chicago, and it was a great experience, so I was really happy when the charity decided to host a ride in Wisconsin for the first time last year.
Like last year I decided to lead a WI BMW Club ride to try and get more people involved in this great event. So this morning I got up, got the /6 out, got gas, and since I still had plenty of time, I took the long way to the freeway ÔÇô along the lakefront. HereÔÇÖs the fair Hilda, still a bit sleepy, and Lake Michigan. A lovely morning.
I got to the meeting spot a bit early and I was the only one there. Do all ride leaders worry that no one will show up for their ride???
I am so glad that I took the airhead today. I havenÔÇÖt ridden her in a while and it is always fun to rediscover why I fell in love with the bike in the first place. Compared to my 1100RS the R90/6 feels so small ÔÇô almost toylike, and it is extremely light and nimble. I actually enjoyed the clunky transmission and the other quirks of the bike.