My intention was to head towards
The bike had been making a funny sound. I heard it as I was
It didn’t sound catastrophic and Libertad was giving me no
other signs it was in distress, so I pushed on towards
When I started the bike up on Sunday the loud pitched whirring noise had increased and I knew something needed attention.
My first thought was primary fluid. I have a small leak and thought maybe it was low enough to make metal grind and produce that tone.
It only happened when I accelerated and came from the right side of the bike. The primary chain is on the left, so I ruled that out.
The Harley Davidson shop in
The first emotion usually emitted after hearing this type of news is anger. How could the bike fail me like this after I have taken such good care of it? The anger rises when the mechanic tells you it is going to cost $500 to repair.
But that wasn’t my feeling. The part is manufactured to last for 30,000 miles and I have 48,000 miles on my bike, so I figure I am well ahead of the game.
The guys at the shop were great and actually two mechanics worked on the problem so they could get me out quicker.
By the time they finished it was around and I didn’t really feel like riding three
There is a row of cheap hotels on
This time of year the families have left and hotels are fairly sparse, sans the occasional convention that might pick this area.
My hotel was $39 and had wireless and a pool. It was one of the better places I have stayed at.
Though I didn’t want to ride to
We popped up to
That is not possible in this town. It is an area built by Disney and individuality is not encouraged. There is nothing in the area but chain restaurants.
It is what people who come here want. They have left home, but don’t want their surroundings to drastically change. They want adventure, but only to a point. The adventure is calculated, manipulated and above all, safe.
Watching people walk down the strip I noticed one constant;
no one was looking around. They all walked at an after dinner pace,
and somewhat relaxed. The perfect time to let the eyes wander and take
surroundings, but they just stared straight ahead. If they had eaten,
was the only thing they were looking to find. It was after so most had already dined. It was time to go
their room, talk about the exciting day at
The Ponderosa has a breakfast buffet for $4.99, so I am gathering that is where a lot of people were fixing to go in the morning.
Eat at the Asian Super Buffet for dinner, gorging on egg rolls, Orange Chicken and puny crab legs until you can barely move and exhale painfully in triumph that you got your $7.99’s worth of food.
The challenge will be there again at breakfast and the sausage and bacon will fill the arteries of all who attend, giving them inferior fuel for the day of experiencing the theme park of their choice.
I never did find a suitable restaurant. I ended up at Sizzler, eating a piece of Mahi Mahi that was overcooked and wondering how quickly I could leave in the morning.