Aug 20, 2007

another ride...

finally got out for a longer ride yesterday... it was between riding and cleaning - and believe me, my bike is pretty dirty right now. so instead of sitting around cleaning most of the day, i decided to ride. the other factor is that i'm taking it in for service tomorrow and they usually clean the bike for me. might as well let them do it and i'll enjoy riding. so off we went, destination: no where in particular.

i did say we - my father-in-law and me. i need to come up with a good nickname for him - i don't want to keep typing father-in-law. sometimes i call him old man, but that seems to be a bit cliche-ish. sometimes it's gramps. who knows, i'll come up with something...

i really enjoy riding with him. he loves to ride and is eager to head anywhere - except interstates. but that's just his style - he doesn't want to be on interstates even in his cage. he's fun to ride with - no matter where we go, where we stop, he's got something to say to someone. i know i'll have a day filled with laughs when i'm riding with him.

as usual, it was a good ride. i plotted the route to take us around a big circle. he wanted to stop at the lake, so i put that in. what i didn't realize at the time was how big i made the loop - guess i wasn't zoomed in as much as i thought i was. the only real problem with the longer ride today was he was riding home today - about a two hundred and fifty mile ride. i was worried the back-to-back long rides like that may be a bit much for him to handle.

anyway, off we went. ride was nice - found some new roads. spotted some places i should have pulled over and taken some pictures. gives me a reason to go back... while it was nice to ride, it was also good to get home - it was hot!!! one of those days you needed to keep moving. total ride came out to about one hundred and fifty miles - all but about twenty of it on two lane roads.

you can see the route we took on the ride map - this one in orangish red...

and here's one of the few pictures i got...