Friday, July 22, 2011

Hot as Balls...

I haven't been riding much the last few days. The average temp has been around 97º with a heat index of 105º and higher.

I'm not even riding to work because it's just miserable riding weather.

I see a lot of weekend riders wearing shorts going down the road. It's dangerous enough riding with out a jacket & a short sleeve shirt. But shorts. Not only do you have to be aware of pipe burns on your legs the road rash if you get dumped will just shred your legs all up.

It's just plain stupid to ride in shorts. I guess some will have to learn the hard way.

I saw one guy do just that. He burned the inside of his leg on the pipe header and promptly dropped his bike when he reacted to the burn.

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Another Great Ride...

I woke up a little late today but it was such a perfect day I had to get out for a ride. As usual I ended up on Skyline. The weather up there was perfection and traffic was light.

The only problem today was dodging the wildlife. Heading out of the neighborhood I had to stop and ad move a box turtle in the middle of the road. Crusing at 60mph on 22 past Warrenton a ground hog the size of a spaniel crossed the road in front of me. I narrowly missed it. If I had hit that it would have wrecked me for sure.

On Skyline 3 deer jumped across the road in front of me, but I was doing only 30 so it was not a dangerous situation. Then on the last leg on Skyline a small little furry animal scooted across the road. I don't know what it was but it was pretty fast.

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Finally, I get to ride again...

It's been a month since my last long ride. It's been sunny but hard thunderstorms in the afternoon. A little too dangerous to be caught out on the road in.

But today it was a crystal clear morning. So I headed out to ride the Sperryville to
Standardsville run on Skyline Drive. It was a perfect day to ride. At altitude the temp dropped to a cool mid 70's and it felt great.

I tried to figure out a way but it seems it is not possible. But if you want to see a 360° version of the above image click the link below: