So, I took the Volusia out and went to Extreme to return the gloves I bought the other day. I tried them on and tried to work the controls on the bike and didn’t like how they fit. They didn’t have any others that fit or I liked, so I just did a return on them and I’ll keep looking. After leaving there, I went across the river into Wheeling and rode out Route 88 past Oglebey Park. I went through West Liberty and Bethany and went to Castleman’s run. There were people fishing from the water’s edge and a couple of boats. I then came back into Wellsburg on 67 and north on Route 2 to home. I put about 80+ miles on the bike today. It was a nice ride.
I think I don’t make the turns with enough skill. On the winding road today, I averaged (when I could look) 10 miles over the marked speeds for the turns, but I don’t feel like I’m doing well enough… enough confidence, etcetera. Even though I’ve been riding regularly for about 3 or 4 years now, I’m thinking about taking the Basic Rider Safety Course. I don’t know if it would be a waste of the money. I’ve heard lots of people say they road for many years and took the course and learned lots from it to the point that they increased their riding abilities.