She's been at the mechanic's shop for almost a month with a choke problem. It had gotten to the point where she would simply not start. So, after a long period of troubleshooting, cleaning the carbs, working on the choke, installing a trickle charger receptacle, I got the call that she was ready. Because my mechanic needed shop space for an emergency repair of another customer's bike, I picked her up late Thursday night. In order to get to his place in Renton, I either have to take the long route through Issaquah, or come over Tiger Mountain pass. So, I hooked up my little Harbor Freight trailer (by the way, these are great little trailers and will carry most of my stuff, like the bikes, riding mower, stuff for the dump, etc.) and decided to go over Tiger Mountain. Guess what...snowing there, about 2 inches.
I picked her up, and decided to go over Tiger Mountain for the return. Guess what...more snow, and I had to stop at the summit to make sure everything was tied down. It was a mess. Eventually, we made it safe home.
I took her for a ride this afternoon - even though I have a motorcycle now, it is so much fun to ride the Elite. She accelerates nicely, has a lot of power for her 23 years, and she just impresses me with her ability to take me around!