Sunday, June 12, 2016

First Ride of the Summer

I've been working 6 days a week since I started my new job with the FLS. The last few weekends have been wet. Today was sunny and warm so I headed out for a day ride on Skyline Drive.

I took off around 10 am and headed for Warrenton for lunch. I stopped at Foster's Grill for a burger & fries.

Then I headed through Virginia horse country riding north on SR 688 through Hume & Orlean. Then west on 55 to Front Royal.

It was another perfect weather ride today. Temps cooled down when you hit altitude in the mountains.

I was very windy today. Every now and then pushing me to the edge of the pavement.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Sunday Ride...

The last few weeks have been kinda crazy. 

I took a week of vacation to The Grand Canyon. My job that I have been at for more than 15 years was eliminated. Instead of unemployment I was transferred to a different job. It's a great new job, different but very important and my new bosses are excited to have me. I also get to keep my job, benefits and now I am getting overtime for the first time in years. 

I finally got a day off to go for a ride and rain was predicted in the afternoon. I decided to head to Orange and visit Stonewall HD. It's about 50 miles there so that would make 100 miles for the day.

It was partly sunny and a good ride down but you could see the rain coming up from the south. So after a break relaxing on the front porch I headed back home. As I hit the driveway the first rain drop hit my arm so that worked out well.

The strange part of the day....

Four women had to touch my beard today. The nice lady behind the motorclothes counter at the dealership. The waitress where I had lunch. A lady at the next gas pump at Sheetz on 20 & Rt 3 and my sister's friend Vonda when I made it home.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Sedona, Arizona - The Grand Canyon

I finally got a week off to take a family vacation to Sedona, Arizona to see the Grand Canyon. What a beautiful city, Sedona. If I had found this town in my 20's I never would have left it. I might just have to move there when I retire.

We started our adventure with the Pink Jeep Tours and visited the Coconina National Park.

Ancient pictographs at the Honki Heritage Site.


Our trip to the Grand Canyon was also great.

We also went to Slide Rock Park

Amanda & I went on a few hiking trails

I even found time to play a couple rounds. I packed a few discs in my luggage just in case I got the chance to play. I was lucky enough that when ever I showed up to play there were locals just starting and I was able to join up with them. 

I didn't play that bad either...

The gas station next to Verde Valley entrance sold discs and had a portable basket in one of the garage bays.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Day Ride Today

It's National Parks Week which means free entrance to any National Park. Since I have a season pass it doesn't effect me but today the temps are warm and the skies are crystal blue clear so I had to ride Skyline Drive. The valleys are getting green but it's still brown in the mountains.

I did stop by Stonewall HD (Formerly Waugh's) in Orange. It's open on Sundays now. There was a good crowd there today the dealership is ok. Nothing much is changed except Big Daddy Waugh is not sitting at the front door anymore.

There were a lot of riders out today...

Monday, April 11, 2016

Hey! Not That Bad!

I've been trying to get a Bag Tag night going for a few years and this year is no exception. THe fist night I had 2 guys show up and only one had a tag but I'll take it.

It was another windy day at Loriella but warm. I actually ended up playing not bad. Seven bogeys and 2 birdies and was able to get it under 60 for the first time in forever. It would have been closer to par but I missed 2 birdie putts. I was hitting some long putts for par and to save bogey.

I played well enough to keep my #23 tag. Mike has #55 and Greg will be getting his tag this week.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Started Playing Again....

Since I'm not playing tournaments I'm just playing for fun and exercise. It's a good thing cause I suck. I usually shoot 9-10 over par now but with the super high winds we both played worse. I don't even expect to come close to even any more.

But I have fun when I play with Marla, she is so easy going and fun to play a round with. As usual she beat me again.

With my new iPhone 6s I can take what are called "Live" images. They are basically 3-5 second mini video clips when you tap the scree to take the picture. I took a pic of Marla throwing her tee shot on every hole at Loriella.

It turned out pretty good for a first try. Although you can hear a thump when I tapped the screen to take the image.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Spring is Here

 It's that time again. The weather is warming up and time for Spring Cleaning. Spent about 5 hours polishing & cleaning all the hare to reach places I didn't get to over the winter rides.

I decided to leave the rear seat and backrest off once I was done. I really want to show off that sweet orange paint.

Now all I need to do is find a good rear fender rack and a small backrest to help the ol' lumbar support.