Today was weigh-in day for the Ninja, former contender for the World’s Most Bloated Ninja title. I rode into Coos Bay for lunch with Linda and on the way I stopped by the truck scale for a moment of truth. I’d already received my own personal FAT report earlier today and although I’m not happy with it I’ll settle for it. The Ninja on the other hand is now a svelte 500 lbs fully loaded. Factory specs list her at 444 lbs wet weight so that means she’s only carrying an extra 56 lbs of cargo, including panniers, racks, and tank bag. Not bad.
There are a couple of minor items to attend to before this coming Saturday’s departure date but nothing of any consequence. My desktop weather widget shows sunshine through Sunday with balmy temps in the low 60’s so the run up the coast should be most pleasant.
Today is also the first time I'm posting to the blog from my new non-insurance-covered notebook PC... 3rd time's a charm, eh?