last year my wife talked her uncle into loaning us new-to-him ultra classic for the "winter". mostly because he lives near erie (which seems to have winter nine months of the year) and because she wanted to ride around in comfort (instead of the back of my bike). so after having the bike for several months, we finally get to ride together.
we had most of the day to ride where ever we wanted. i would have loved to explore somewhere we hadn't been. but since i don't have gps on this bike, we needed familiar territory. we decided to take the familiar lake loop.
we headed out about noon, letting it get a bit warmer before taking to the roads... my wife and i have very different ideas of what warm is - she tending to think anything below eighty is cold. luckily for me, it was sunny and heading towards sixty degrees.
the first part of the ride, up to the lake, was great. one of the nice features of the ultra classic is the intercom system. so we were able to talk to each other without shouting - and me always asking "what??!?" it was nice being able to point things out to each other and have a nice conversation. i'm going to have to research intercom systems once the ultra classic goes back home.
one the way up to the lake i got to practice taking pictures on the move and got some nice pictures...
when we got up to the lake, we stopped by an overlook to stretch our legs and take in the sites. i've been trying to talk my wife in to taking some photography classes. i believe she's got an eye for phtography and with some practice and fine tuning, she could be quite a photographer (instead of just a picture-taker, as she calls herself). it was nice to have her taking pictures, especially as we were riding.
after a little time, we started took off across the dam and on the homeward side of the loop. and some nice, windy, tree lined roads...
we made one final stop to grab some snacks and enjoy the scenery and the weather.
so after a few hours on the bike and a few minutes and two stops, we made it back home safely. it was great to spend time with my wife. can't wait for more rides with my wife...
and, to round out the post, a couple of accidental pictures.