Thursday, November 17, 2022

First Ride

Janus Halcyon 450: Got my new bike registered and on the road. Took it for a first ride today. Wow!

I discovered three remarkable things. (1) Gas-mileage: I'm getting 65 mpg which is about average for this bike. 65!! This gives the small gas-tank (2.1 gal.) a range of over 100 miles which is amply adequate for around-town rides. (2) The bike is so light! I feel like I can lift it up with two hands. Only 350 lbs. (3) Ride: peppy and nimble. Unlike bigger motorcycles this bike handles easily and can squeeze into a shoe-box. Will wait until after break-in to explore high speeds.

When you own multiple vehicles you want each to deliver a different experience. This one does; it's nothing like my other bikes. Great choice.


  1. Halcyon is the best word! It has such lovely meanings!!
    Glad your new bike is proving great!! Kezzie x

  2. I agree with Kezzie on halcyon being the best word, and such a great name for this classic bike! xxx

  3. Congrats on the first ride! A new bike should be unique and it sounds like that one is a winner. Plus you'll look really cool too. 😎

  4. Looks like a lovely bike and it's nice you have enjoyed your first ride on it! :)

    Hope you are having a wonderful day :)

  5. This is how I feel about Fluevogs! :D Each one gives me a different experience, they all feel different on, and sometimes you just need to take them for a test-drive!

    Enjoy your dates with your new baby, Ally. :)

  6. Seriously amazing! Thank you for sharing, so glad you took it out for a spin. Now, if you could please attach a camera to the bike or helmet so we could live even more vicariously that would be awesome. :D