2004 Gulf Stream Endura, 2006 Jeep Liberty, 2006 Suzuki Burgman, Woodstock, Ontario. Boondocking below, just outside Borrego Springs, California!
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Sigh..... I messed up!
Yup, I messed up... today when Judy asked me what I had on my agenda, I said, "sure would like to drive up and attend the last Bike Night of the year, up in Gravenhurst!" She said, "Hey, why don't we jump on the bikes and go!" Just the answer I wanted to hear!
So, we get all our stuff together to make the overnight trip, planning on coming home tomorrow, and are set to head off! I go out and off load our bikes out of our trailer. We load all our stuff on, and I go to start up my Honda, and right away I notice.... ooooopppppsssss, the ignition key is already in the "on" position! WHAT! No one around to blame but myself.... :-(
Freak out time, as I quickly realized that I had put the motorcycle away 3 days ago, and left the key turned on! That means the headlight was left on! That means the battery is dead as a door nail! RATS......
I thought I might be able to get the bike running, however with all the new electronics, it needs a fully charged battery to work properly. I ended up using my trickle charger, which took about 4 hours to complete, so we were not able to make our trip today! Oh well... next year!
Above is a picture from Muskoka Wharf, in Gravenhurst, where the bike night is held! It is a great spot, right on Lake Muskoka.
By late this afternoon, I had the bike running again, with the battery all charged and ready to go...