Dec 12, 2008

reunion ride...

26 October 2008
i think this will 'bout bring me up to date on the rides so far this year. and with only about two weeks left, don't know if i'll be able to squeeze any more in...

back in october, i had a chance to ride with my wife and about fifty of our closest friends... actually, didn't know too many people on the ride!! most of the riders were fairly new riders with little experience - some with no group riding experience. it was put together by one of the motorcycle instructors and was a "reunion" of students he had taught over the years. the cool thing is he's also a member of the blue knights so we kinda got an escorted ride...

the day started out a little chilly and i was a little worried about my wife getting cold, so i hooked up the 'lectric gloves before we took off. we headed off to shelton's in durham to meet up with everyone...

when we got to shelton's we were surprised by the number of people already there. and more showed up as we waited for departure. right before we left, we got a pre-ride brief...

we rode up to clarksville to have lunch at the lamplighter. good food and it seems to be a popular place to stop for two wheelers... while eating lunch, we made a couple new friends. after lunch, it was time for a group photo and the scenic ride back.

on the way back, the weather warmed up and my wife decided to try her hand at taking some pictures while we were riding... since she would have to ride without gloves to take the pictures, i was worried about her hands getting cold. thankfully it had warmed up enough that it didn't turn out to be an issue... she got tons of great pictures of people riding their bikes and some scenery...

one final stop at the dam to enjoy the view and reflect on the wonderful ride...

it turned out to be an awesome day for a ride. no incidents (other than the ol' man tipping over his bike as we were leaving the last stop).

it was great to spend another afternoon riding with my wife. i can't wait to be able to take more rides like this with her - just heading off, grabbing some lunch somewhere and sharing each others company. what a great day we had...

a final shot from the day...
(i know what all you are asking - how to the ugly guys get the hot chicks??)