|Pen and ink, watercolor pencil|
... not enough training for the tour.
|Roger and May|
|My bike pretending to be a touring bike. |
Our gear will be transported by car for most of the trip, but space is limited,
so only taking what could be packed on the bike.
Just for kicks, I had to take him for a spin.
|Stolen from the intewebs and edited without permission|
|Oregon State Capitol|
|Willamette River at Spongs Landing|
|Mahonia Hall, Salem Oregon|
|Neither rain, nor sleet, nor lack of snow shall keep us from our appointed rides.|
|Ron found snow|
|Three Sisters - Beautiful|
|Proof I was here :)|
|Ron too! No snow Feb 2015|
|Same sign May 2012|
|Windy Point 2012|
|Ron - Three Sisters background again. 2012|
|September 2010. Three Sisters in background|
|February 2015 - Four plus years is too long to keep Sam away from here!|
|Are we having fun yet?|
|Last pic of the day - too cold for picture taking!|
I finally took Sam out for a ride. I'd probably have done it sooner, but I was too lazy to gear up, get out of the garage AND go get gas all before getting in a nice ride. This would be my magical "the tank is always full and ready to go" fantasy.
However, once that chore was done and I had my 4 gallons of fossil fuel sloshing happily around the tank, I was inspired to take a little ride. I had forgotten that gasing up a bike is never simply a quick trip to the station.
|Sam I am|
It really was a great day to be outdoors. Where it was sunny, it was warm, and mostly it was sunny. Towards the end of the ride I lost the sunshine and gained a distinct chill to the air. Enough so that I cut my ride short and headed toward home. Short, only about 48 miles, but nice. Nice to be back on the Ninja even if only for the afternoon.
|Away from the sun and into the gloom|