Monday, January 30, 2012
The weather continues to be crazy with more ice, more ice, more ice.
The drive home was crazy slippery on Friday.
But Saturday morning the sun shone and highlighted the jeweled crusting of ice on everything.
(Of course the neighbors thought I was crazy out in my pjs and slippers taking pictures as the sun came up.)
Posted by VStar Lady at 10:51 PM
Sunday, January 22, 2012
|Creek on Bolingbroke Road near Maberly|
|Wheeler's Pancake House - Our destination.|
A little bit more snow than home.
|Ken and Barb|
|Local resident (Needs a trim!)|
|No sheep spotted - just sleds crossing|
|Westport ON, view from Foley Mountain|
Posted by VStar Lady at 4:16 PM
Sunday, January 15, 2012
The folks at 'Henry's' convinced me to trade in my Nikon for the Panasonic Lumix because of the Leica lens. The DMC-ZS10 (my new digital toy) has a 16X optical zoom and records video in full HD ... but the real deal maker was the built in GPS (no more having to pull out the note pad to record where I am when I take a photo).
Thursday's ice turned to rain and then to snow and the temperature dropped to minus 25. So when the sun came out today and convinced the temperature to rise to a balmy minus 10 degrees Celsius I decided to take a little walk about and try looking at my neighborhood through the Leica Lens.
|The Barn - Battersea|
|Fishing Boats Waiting For Spring - Battersea|
|Loughborough Lake - Ice Road|
|The Sleds That Run The Ice Road|
Posted by VStar Lady at 5:54 PM
Thursday, January 12, 2012
The roads were lined with trees that reminded me of "old gals," their branches, like shoulders, were drooping from carrying the weight of too much bling. The streets were slick and driving was like walking in tap shoes across an ice rink ... but this was just a hiccup, 'cause we all remember the ice storm of 1998. And I didn't see a single motorcycle - does this mean the riding season is really, finally, actually - over?
Scenes from the neighborhood.
Posted by VStar Lady at 6:53 PM
Sunday, January 8, 2012
The zipper configuration has completely changed from my current Rocket 3 in 1 jacket and the quilted layer is a new and welcome addition for riding in cooler temps. The jacket is a bit longer than my current 3 in 1 jacket but retains adjustable waist and arms and zipper to attach to my riding pants. There are zips on the cuffs and sides to open for comfort and convenience and a zipper vent in the back outside shell. I'm hoping that when I open the side zippers it will prevent the jacket from riding up when seated. I especially love that the mesh also has bright lime colour sections and that the zippers (for the various layers) are all color coordinated for the configurationlly challenged. (So what I really love is that it's a lot cleaner and bug free than my old jacket - for now)
I was talking with Ken tonight (he bought the same jacket at the show) and he mentioned he was disappointed there was no reflective aspect to the jacket. Ken, if you turn out all the lights ... the piping, between the lime and black (on the back) seems to be reflective, it's not a lot, but it's some. Perhaps the designers have decided if a rider has the sense to purchase a highly visible colour, they have the sense not to ride at night.
Posted by VStar Lady at 10:56 PM
Friday, January 6, 2012
|Diehard Riders attend Motorcycle SUPERSHOW|
Toronto, ON, January 6, 2012
|The Black Prince|
|Me &and Mr. Batman Suit|
|Richard, Ken and Greg admire the TR-750|
|1972 Suzuki TR-750|
|1988 DR 750 Suzuki - Dr. Big|
|And of course ... YAMAHA|
Posted by VStar Lady at 11:30 PM