On Saturday April 24, 2010 at 10:20 on TX 5 at the south edge of Howe, TX my 2003 VStar 1100 reached 100,000 miles!
100,000 miles on an air-cooled v-twin
It was a pretty spring day in Texas
Just wanted to share the milestone. Bike is running great although I have a small oil leak that I am trying to track down. I think I know where it is and how to fix it, now I just need to do it.
I decided to "celebrate" by take one the best roads in our area to Sherman, where I had a scheduled meeting with the area Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA) leadership. I continued north on TX 5 into Howe where I turned east on FM 902. There is a nice duo of sweeping curves a little way out of Howe and the small country road is in good shape and lightly traveled.
FM 902 end in Tom Bean where in intersects TX 11. I turned east for one block and then turned north on FM 2729 and head to FM 697 known as Old Ida road. Old Ida road is an eleven mile stretch of great curves and hills with some great views of the area. I missed about 3-4 miles of the eastern most part of FM 697 but I greatly enjoyed the ride.
It was a pretty day and there was no traffic. I even pulled a U-turn to go back and take some pictures of the donkeys that were grazing. There was a herd of about 20. I have seen a lot of donkey, but it just seemed like a good time for a photo.
Momma and baby away from the herd
FM 697 a great road in the NT area.
FM 697 is not the Tail of the Dragon, but it is a great road and I enjoyed the celebration of the milestone by dragging some floorboards on the curves and enjoying the scenery.