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Travelling with the Honda CBX 250 Twister:
 

We (myself and Theresa) couldn't wait longer for Saturday (the 8th of December, 2001).  We agreed on a small trip of approximately 290 km (round trip).  We would to Goias - the former state capital - this city was recently awarded by Unesco as World Heritage City.  The award would be granted at the next weekend in Helsinque - Finland.  We would return by the afternoon in the same day.

The trip went smooth, I tried to use the gears as much as possible in order to "work the engine" properly.  I alternated gears and speed, and I let the engine rev accordingly to each gear utilized.

Stop for a light lunch at Brittos restaurant, morning of the 8th of December, 2001, in Itauçu - GO.

Stop for a light lunch at Brittos restaurant, morning of the 8th of December, 2001, in Itauçu - GO.

A "pit stop" in Itauçu - GO - at Brittos restaurant - and following that more on the road activity.  We rode without rain, but when coming back from Goias - GO we rode under an intense downpour.  This fact contributed to turn the bike very dirty indeed.

When arriving in Goias (the former state capital, a long time ago called Vila Boa de Goias) I made a point in getting some photos of the house built by my grandfather in the beginning of the thirties, more precisely 1932/1933; this is a very special house for the city as it has a particular style.  This was a very up-to-date house for its time, as it was the first house in the city to have a complete bathroom (including WC) inside the house.  At that time the "loo" used to be called "casinha" (little house),  exactly for being really a smaller house outside the main house.

Theresa and my Twister in front of the house built by my grandfather - Irom da Rocha Lima - circa 1932.

Theresa and my Twister in front of the house built by my grandfather - Iron da Rocha Lima - circa 1932.

My grandfather put a lot of effort to build this house,  to be home to his family (wife and five children, among them my father).  All the wood and timber, bricks, tiles and roof tiles used in the construction were produced by my grandfather.  The backyard (nowadays subdivided in many lots already housing many constructions) had an area of one "alqueire goiano" (48.400 m2).  When the state capital moved to Goiania - GO - my grandfather was invited by the State Governor (Dr. Pedro Ludovico Teixeira, his friend and the new capital founder) to move with his family to the new capital, to be the first Principal (school director) of Lyceu de Goiania (in 1937).  By accepting the invitation my grandfather decided to sell the house, as his move was for good.

Front view of my grandfather's house.

Front view of my grandfather's house.

This house belongs nowadays to Mrs. Ines Lobo.  Each time I go to this city I remember my grandfather and his stories about his Harley Davidson 1928.

The CBX 250 Twister has many pros, one of them is regarding its headlight with inner structure of polycarbonate, resulting in high luminosity; even the sun deflection on it is noticed, as it is the case in this photo.

Front view of the Honda CBX 250 Twister; the luminosity observed in the headlight is a deflection of the sun rays.

Front view of the Honda CBX 250 Twister; the luminosity observed in the headlight is a deflection of the sun rays.

Up to now this bike has had my approval, principally due to its size, drivability and mechanical characteristics.  On top of that you can add a modern and sleek design.  It is beautiful from any side you look at it..

My Twister at the T-29 Square in Goiania - GO, on the afternoon of the 9th of June, 2001. A singular style.

My Twister at the T-29 Square in Goiania - GO, on the afternoon of the 9th of June, 2001. A singular style.

On 13/12/01 my bike went through the 1.000 km maintenance service.  The odometer showed 945 km.  The engine oil was changed as well as the oil filter, and all other routine items were checked by my friend Odilon (specialized Honda mechanic working at the dealer MotoFor).  After this service I noticed an overall improvement on my bike's engine.  The engine is working better, and I realized that my bike is performing very well so far.

On 18/12/01 I attended a Honda recall to check the mechanism of the swing arm that in some bikes was defective.  Fortunately my bike was alright; this made me happy as I am planning to travel with it next week.

My second trip will be a little bit longer than the first one, now I am intending to go to Belo Horizonte with Theresa, by the end of this year (2001).

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