Well, day 2 was somewhat eventful. We lost one of the 2stoke bikes due to a seized engine and I had a seize myself climbing a bridge going into the wind. It locked up the rear wheel but a quick pull on the clutch lever took care of that. Fortunately I was able to get the engine unseized and keep going. I’m also having clutch engagement an disengagement issues but a call to ScootB suggested checking a brass plunger. A quick trip to the parking lot E.R. Produced a slightly scuffed plunger, which has been cleaned, oiled, and reinstalled. The clutch lever feels normal again so that might have solved the issue (I hope). I’m still concerned by the engine problem so will see tomorrow how things go. The E.R. has been busy today, and not just with the older scoots.
As far as the ride goes, Alabama Rte. 10 sure has a lot of logging truck traffic, but the scenery is pretty (except for that bridge). I’ve also come up with a new game to pass the time: What was it?. At least a couple were slow to respond buzzards. It was also COLD and windy. No score information yet but I messed up a couple of times so may have dropped slightly, plus the bigger scoots probably took advantage of fewer towns and cruised beyond the speed limit. I don’t as I do not care to be a guest of The Man at his local establishment.
I was also able to meet up with a high school classmate that lives up the road in Jackson.