Avon Gripsters,County Elections
What could tires,Oklahoma county elections and the wind have in common?
Well, its like this. Avon Gripsters came on my 06. Seems like a great street tire. I just can't help but accelerate in corners. No peg scraping yet but I can see it happening. I took an early morning ride out old Rt 66 this morning and as the sun rose, I couldn't imagine a better place to twist the wick. 85 mph and the KLR was rock SOLID! No squirm or wiggle. Just wind noise and the sweet note of the big single cylinder set free to RUN. Man, it felt good !
Rt 66 is pretty bumpy with a seam with grass growing up through it every 50 feet not mention tire grooves that have been ther since the 60s. The Gripsters felt great on this famous old highway. I turned back towards El Reno,my town, and decided to let the bike just wander around. The farm roads looked like fun plus the sweet smells of the country was in the air. My joy turned to panic as I realized that the roads had about 3" of freshly spread loose gravel on them. This a common occurence at election time so county commissioners running for re-election can garner votes from their constituents. This is where the Gripsters truly suck. My bike wandered like the lost tribe of Israel. Damn politicians. Damn street tires! When these tires wear out, I've got to get something that works on all road surfaces. There are too many dirt roads in Oklahoma that I need to see where they go.