I need to be honest. I've ridden the Ninja all of twice in the past 3 or 4 weeks. I know, it's wrong, not natural, to let the bike sit there that long. It's been untouched, unloved, and it desperatly needs to be cleaned. And the worst part is, those two "rides" I've been on, don't even add up to 5 miles. Though right now, it's not exactly legal, due to the lack of front blinkers. They're flushmounts from the factory, and can't really be removed. Though I have plans for that.
I've been obsessed with my car this past month. It turns out the coolant leak I have is on one of the hoses to the heater core. Unfortunatly, the hose is on the back of the engine, and I can't really reach it. Though I may have someone willing to fix it for spare parts I have kicking around. And now that I know how to prevent the leaking, all I've been doing is driving the car around. It's too fun. It's new, exciting, fast. The Ninja hasn't stood a chance. Which is probably why, on a whim, I started removing the plastic bits. And I like what it's starting to look like, I really do. Making me change my mind about wanting to sell it. I'm probably just going to stick it out now, ecspecially with how much gas costs, and the fact that the Ninja gets about 40 mpg. It should be getting more, I hope to fix that soon.
I don't know, I guess this project is the first step to fixing my own head. I've felt out of place and clausterphobic as of late. I've been yearning to get away, more and more. My friend Amy and her boyfriend are in the area this weekend. I told her if we don't get to meet up, I'm going to have to visit them in Maine. I find myself almost hoping I don't see them, just so I have an excuse and a place to stay. This town has felt... oppresive to me, for the longest time. Years. Though things are better now, I have a new place to live with a good friend. It helps when you and your roomate have a lot of "poo poo" you agree on. Like the fact that motorcycles are good, and motors should be flat. But I can't help but feel compelled to wander, see what's out there. Explore, meet people, spread my wings and just live.
Step one, get a new job. Then I can afford to go places for the weekend and not worry about having enough money for rent the next week.