the 2009 riding season has officially begun! as far as riding is concerned, this has been a very short winter hiatus. i was riding all the way into the end of last december (i was hoping i'd get to ride through january, but then it started snowing), and only 2.5 months have passed before i'm back out again. i didn't winterize the bike at all in december other than giving it a good wash and adding some stabilizing fluid to the gasoline (i just left the battery on the bike, it started without any problems). although the temperature is still going to be cold for a while (probably not until june will we have true stretches of warm days), having my motorcycle again means i can at the very least do short distance errands, like visit the supermarkets or some favorite lunch places.
i hope this doesn't become a habit but i fell asleep on the couch again this afternoon. i briefly entertained the idea of going out for a run, but my feet still hurt from all the walking (and a bit of running) last week, so that was my excuse. i think my body sort of adjusted to the warmer san francisco climate because i don't remember my house being so cold before.