2015 GL1800 Candy Apple Red
2006 Victory Vegas
GWOF Member #9500
Original GWOF IB Trio Member (gordo,fossill,goldwingking)
A good long ride can clear your mind, restore your faith, and use up a lot of gas
Ralph, a period of reflection is a good thing. Like Doc, I have had days when I'm off a bit and my mind/body isn't quite right when riding. If you need to ride hard every time you're on the bike then perhaps it's time. However if you can back off the throttle (ride your own ride), and enjoy, there is no reason to pack it in.
Plenty of fun times to be had not running as fast as the hard riding pack.
Great weekend!!! Loved Banner Elk....Thanks for getting this one together
Henderson and as always way to keep us in the right direction
. Met a lot of new members that I hope to see at the next one.
Kathi and I made it to Louisville KT at 1730. We made some extra stops just to cool down and hydrate. We were also stuck in a traffic jam due to a traffic accident, but Google rerouted us off on the next exit and around the problem area. Then we noticed some dark clouds ahead that appeared to be dumping on the area and I suggested that we stop and put on our rain gear. Kathi said that she did not want to, which I thought was reasonable since it was 92 f at the time. So we spent over an hour in mostly torrential downpours, at times going as slow as 25 mph (in a 70 zone). The temperature plunged to 70 f and we got drenched. In spite of that, we were more comfortable than in the heat. I drove very conservatively and the lightning kept it's distance.
We have a 5 hr ride (plus stops) tomorrow (today's was supposed to be 6 hrs instead of the 8 that it took), with a similar weather pattern of lots of heat and then T-storms waiting for us at home. I wonder if we will go for the rain gear tomorrow?
Well, our hopes of leaving early and beating the T-storms at home are not turning out. We have drizzle and dense fog until 9 this morning. I can't even see the bike across the lot from us out of our room window. I think I can make out where it should be, but that is it.
2017 Red Level 3
2006 Titanium Level 3
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"People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it."
George Bernard Shaw