Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Friday !!!!!!!

In theory!!!! I love short weeks when we get 2 Friday's, we get today the end of the work week and then we get the real Friday. All total it's like a mini vacation. Four full days of food and fun. The wife finally finished all her cleaning so I can finally come out of hiding.

I've been in the garage for the last 3 days! I ran out of beer and I am tired of playing with the dog. Tonight I plan on sitting on my couch. (if she let's me)...

Since the weather is straighting up it looks like I will get my turkey ride in tomorrow. Then the rest of the weekend is up in the air. I will try to post up something over the next few days but no promises. I hope everyone enjoys the holiday and eat all you want. You only get a few days a year you can eat like a pig and get away with it.

Take advantage of it............

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Forever !!!!!!!!!

That's about how long I will be stuck here today! Being in the construction supply business when mother nature gives us a day like today it's slow!!!!! Really slow.........

Well anyway Thanksgiving is coming, it's like a day away. We went to the store last night and finished all our shopping. Karen made contact with everybody and they know what to bring. Every year I worry we aren't gonna have enough food and we end up with way to much. This year I decided to not worry about it. It always works out. When you end up with 15 plus people you think you need more than you do, and I have better things to worry about.

My favorite part of the holiday is the fact I get 2 days out of work. I know I will slip out Thursday morning for a short ride and then I have all day Friday. I know for a stone cold fact I will not be out shopping on Friday. They could be giving away stuff and give me a guarantee I would receive mine if I showed up and I would still take a pass! Besides with every store opening on Thursday it seems like they are trying to ruin the holiday's anyway.

Can we not have 2 days a year Wal-mart closes!! Now they only close on Christmas.....

Monday, November 25, 2013

Short Week ...........

First off, I forgot all about posting Friday. We were busy here at work and it just slipped my mind. Sometimes it happens, I do have a simple mind ya' know.

Yes we rode last Thursday night, we did Steve's again. The place kicks my ass! Every time, although we did ride it faster Thursday night compared to Wednesday. It still whips me every time, the climbs are relentless! The weather was perfect though, I think it was in the high 50's. Compared to the night before when my feet actually got cold!

Then Friday night we went to Concord for the playoff game. It wasn't that cold but it did rain on us. Between the cold Wednesday night and the warm Thursday night and the rain Friday night you'd think I would be sick by now. But so far so good. I guess just being out and about everyday helps keep you used to it.

As far as the game Friday night we lost! Football season is over! I won't go into all the details but there needs to be a rule about "dad's" coaching their sons team. It might work in pee wee football but once you get to the high school level it's not fair to the rest of the team. For that very reason the coaches of Piedmont High School owe the whole team an apology! They could have won that game if not for "daddy ball". Enough said...

Then Saturday rolled around and I did a road ride with Kelly and Chris, they also brought another guy who was really strong. I met them in Unionville and we rode over to Stanfield, that was about as far as I could hang. You see Kelly is really strong and Chris is a pro mountain biker, there buddy was no slouch either! At there pace I hung on for 20 miles and then made a left for the house. When I made my left I still had 20 more miles to get home. My total for the ride was 42 and they stayed with it for 72.

Here's the kicker! Chris doesn't even have a road bike right now! He is riding a 29in mountain bike! He locked out the fork and pumped up the tires. It is amazing how strong he is! It's at least twice as hard to ride a mountain bike at 20 miles an hour than a rode bike and he was kicking it! I couldn't believe how strong he rode. Needless to say when I made my left I was ready to ease up and do my pace.

Plus the whole time I rode with them we had a headwind right in our face. When I turned it was amazing how easy it was with the wind to my side. By the time I made the next left to come home I had the wind to my back. My pace clicked up to 21-22mph with no effort at all.

After I got back in my groove and was headed toward the house I couldn't help but realize how it was a perfect day! The weather was spot on, not to hot not to cold. I had the wind to my back and it was overcast. I hadn't been on the road bike in several weeks and I had forgotten just how enjoyable it can be.

Some times you just have those perfect days......

Thursday, November 21, 2013

That's Why !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Last night was my official first night ride of the year! I met Kelly at 4:30, we started in the day light and finished in the dark. It was cool and crisp, but not to cold. Jerry had been there earlier in the day and done a little leaf blowing, he hit the majority of the trail so it was sweet. We where at Rocky River trail, aka Steve's and yes the climbs are still there, and no there no easier than the last time I was there.

If  everything goes right I plan to be back there tonight. Yes it's dark and can be cold. But learning to enjoy the dark instead of being scared by it is so rewarding. It seems like a whole different world! It took me a long time to finally get used to it and just within the last couple years have I started to go out by myself. For a long time I would never have went riding without someone else. Now I will go all by my lonesome!

Even at 45 I will admit I was (still am somewhat) scared of the dark. It's the "unknown" that makes it so much fun. You learn to go with it, life is to short to worry about what's hiding in the dark. As I said yesterday, just because the sun goes down doesn't mean the day is over! It was pitch dark at 6pm last night. By the time I went home unpacked and repacked had a shower ate and sat down it was 9pm.

After I relaxed for a few it was bed time, the usual 10:30. Not to be to cliche' but hell you can sleep when your dead! I sure as hell ain't gonna be 90 talking about I wish I would have slept more when I was capable of being outside and playing!

Point is, you better enjoy it while you can. That old saying, "a body in motion tends to stay in motion", is a fact jack.

                                 "That's Why"....

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Storm Is Over ,,,,,,,,,,,

The 2013 fall house cleaning extravaganza! It's over! At least stage one anyway. I know she'll have a touch up day right before the big day. Again I'll hide in the garage. Point is I know how to make this process as easy as possible. It ain't my first rodeo. The best part is we do this once a year and then it's over. Christmas is at both grandma's houses so I don't have to deal with that.

She will go over and help her mom, but I skip that. We have a holiday routine just like everybody else with family's, I know how the "season" is gonna go every year. Hell I know how next year is gonna go all ready. Although every once in awhile we change it up and go north to my brothers house. But not this year.

So now back to me, my favorite subject. As a good hubby I did my part the last few days so now it's play time. I have my lights charging and a ride planned. We are gonna start in the day light and finish in the dark. I will get home around 8, this will pretty much be my first night ride of the year. It's always fun the first time. It's gonna be a perfect clear cool night, it doesn't get any better than that.

Now if I can just get the kids out and about. I am even trying to get the wife out for a night hike! We have lights, we can damn near light the woods up like a car. It's just fun! Besides just because the sun went down doesn't mean the day is over. In the summer time people will play outside until 9 pm, because it's still day light. Then the same people will go home and be ready for bed at 6;30 because it's dark. I just don't understand that.

I had to teach the wife this same principal years ago. I used to go out and play till dark in the summer time and then come winter she would be mad when I didn't come home till 9 pm. No difference, it's just dark sooner... Now she knows what to expect. All's good. Plus I work around her schedule, got to play the game both ways. She just let's me think I am the boss!

I have friends who fall under that same statement. They can ride in the summer and head home at 7 or 8 and then in the fall and winter they damn near beg their wife to go night ride. Guess what they still get home around 7 or 8. Just doesn't make sense.

Glad I got the crazy house cleaning wife who knows I am the boss!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Staying Clear ,,,,,,,,,,,,

Of the wife! OK so next week is Thanksgiving, no big deal right. Well maybe it's not if you go to your relatives house and just show up and eat. Then your biggest worry is being on time and not forgetting the one crummy dish you made. So here's my take on it.

I am the relative! Yea, I am the husband of the relative whose house everybody goes to! That's right everybody comes to our house! Don't get me wrong I am glad to see everybody, especially the little dudes. My complaint is the way my wife handles this. It started over the weekend, house cleaning! She started Sunday and it's been on since. When she started I looked around and thought "hell it looks fine to me".

The house looks clean and is clean! At least in my eyes, what she sees is another story. She starts moving shit and cleaning places nobody is gonna look anyway! My sister in law isn't gonna move the couch and look before she lets the little one crawl on the floor. So why do we need to clean behind there? Same thing in the dinning room and our room and every room in the house.

What the hell, it ain't spring! That's when your supposed to do all this!

Like any good respectable husband I have been doing my part!

Hiding in the garage..................................... Nuff' said..............

Monday, November 18, 2013

If Ya Don't Like The Weather ,,,,,,,,,,,

Wait 5 minutes! If your from the mid-west or any mountainous area you've heard that before. Right now it seems to be the new norm for Charlotte-Monroe. Last week I had my long johns on one day and was wearing 3 layers of clothes on the street bike. Yesterday it was about as humid as it can get without raining.

I will get out this week and ride. I don't mind the temps being in the50's to 60's. I just turn into a big-ass wuss when the temps get below 40. Right now it's about right.

So Saturday I headed down to Cane Creek. Kelly was riding but our schedules just didn't match. So I went down there and spent the morning. I rode everything twice and some of it 3 times. Everything on the campground side got the triple ride. If my figuring is right I had about 30 miles total. Not a bad way to start the weekend. I also met the park ranger while I was there. He rides mountain bikes also, I knew the guy was working there but that's the first time I had meet him. Nice guy. He does the night ride at Beatty every Wednesday night.

Back to Cane Creek, of course I never saw another cyclist and I only ran into 2 horses. When I came through the horse trailer parking area there must have been 10 trailers there. But I only saw 2, kinda weird. Especially since I rode everything 2 and 3 times. Sometimes I will see the same people 2 and 3 times when I do loops like that. Then some days are like Saturday, I see nobody. It's like I have my own personal playground.

Yesterday I got up early and headed to Anne Springs down in Ft. Mill. I was meeting a few people there and was looking forward to it. I get there and we realize Rob had forgotten his riding shoes. Round trip back to his house is gonna take him an hour so off I went. Lap one will be by myself.

So I am riding and feeling good, the miles are going by. When all off a sudden I am going over the bars head first! Somehow I managed to catch a vine that was hanging down with the left side handlebars! Guess what, that's the side with the front brakes! Of course the next thought going through my head is the mental check list of all my needed body parts.

As I get up I realize nothing is broken! That's always a relief, then the bonus. Nothing is bleeding, even better! After the initial high from realizing I have no broken bones and no visible blood I start to realize I am gonna be hurting later. I have a bruised and swollen thigh. I guess I got tangled up with the handlebars as I went sailing.

Of course I did what any good mountain biker does. I got right back on and took off. I knew the swelling was gonna come and the nice purple and blue spot would grow but I knew that would come later. I still had a lot of riding to go. As I predicted Rob got back about the time I finished lap one. Lap 2 was a little slower, not that I minded. My leg needed a break!

By the time I spent 30 minutes sitting behind the wheel driving home it was all I could do to get out of the car! A nice hot shower and a nap and I was ready for football. I knew when I went to bed last night I would wake up with a sore side but the tossing and turning all night from the throbbing was a bonus! Of course I have a limp today, but it rained last night so I have a good excuse for not riding today.

I might need at least a day off the bike...... Tomorrow is another story.....

Friday, November 15, 2013

Mind Made Up ............

OK I did it, I made my mind up. When you walk out in the garage and see 2 street bikes sitting there looking at you it kinda helps with the decision. I have the Gold Wing and the VTX, both are as nice as they can be. The VTX has everything you can put on it and the Gold Wing is the same. I can only ride 1 bike at a time and Cody isn't gonna ride everyday.

He can ride the VTX for now. I still have Karen's car to payoff and if I try real hard I could possibly get that done by this time next year. That would be about 2 years ahead of schedule. Besides Chase will be 14 in the spring so it's not gonna be long before I buy him something. Plus Cody starting school next fall, as you can see I have a hundred reasons why!

Sometimes it just takes me a few days to get my head right. Besides I like vacations, I can always use another hundred there.

So with that decision out of the way I can now concentrate on what matters! PLAY TIME! I guess with the bike on my mind it's seemed like a long week. I haven't even ridden this week. I can't remember the last time I didn't ride at all during the week. Karen has been on the sick side all week and with the funny weather and the cold I just couldn't find my way out the door.

We might get a shower this afternoon so it's kinda wait and see as far as the woods go. I haven't been on the road bike in awhile so will see how it plays out. I did ask the wife about a ride on the motorcycle, she didn't seem to interested. With being sick all week. I really can't blame her.

I do have Chase thinking about a run tomorrow. It would be nice to get him out of the house, besides what could be bad about a run in the woods............

Thursday, November 14, 2013

It Takes Time ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

When it's 23 degrees outside it takes time to get dressed. At least it takes time to put on 3 layers of riding clothes if your gonna ride a motorcycle to work. This not being my first rodeo I even set the alarm for 10 minutes sooner because I knew this. You have to pace yourself!

You start with the legs and then work your way up. If you try to rush it you start sweating, that doesn't work when you are fixing to move along at 60 miles an hour and it in the 20's. Do the math, at 60 it feels like it's 30-40 below! That damn wind chill shit is real..

I actually start the night before, I bring all my riding gear in the house so it's not bone cold when I put it on. I put on the leather chaps and then carry the rest outside to the garage. Next is the base layer (sweatshirt) on top of my dress shirt and tee shirt. Followed by the head wear then the winter ski coat. Take my word for it leather coats don't work as good as a high end ski coat. Then the helmet before the gloves.

My gloves are so thick there's no way to fix the chin strap for the helmet after you put them on. Once it's all on your good to go. Believe it or not with all the stuff on you stay warm! Nobody really believes that, but it's true.

So anyway, no I haven't bought the new bike yet. I have given myself 2 days to make a decision. Counting yesterday I have 1 day left! The pressure is on, the kid wants it, but what the hell he's a kid! Of course he wants it, what kid wouldn't! I am gonna take him the first of next week to get his license (permit).

It would be nice to have a small bike to ride back and forth to work. No I don't have a car payment so I can always say I have a bike payment instead of a car payment. Blah, Blah, Blah.....

I need to make my mind up!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Sometimes """""""""

Sometimes life gets in the way, and that sucks! I still have all my stuff in the car and I am ready to ride. It just didn't workout that way last night. I finally realized it was gonna be cold as hell and I still needed to get the pool running. When it's below freezing you have to run the pump at night. If you don't it will freeze and bust.

When you spend as much time outside as I do you tend to try ignoring the current temp. It always sounds worse than it is. In your head when someone says it's 35 degrees you think damn it's cold! If you went outside and didn't know how cold it was you would think it's warmer than it is. But if you know you will be cold.

It's all in your head!

Back to the pool. I had to go home and clean it, that way nothing would block the pump. So home I went, pool cleaned and daylight done. Tonight we have the soccer banquet so that rules out today. My only hope for the week is tomorrow night! Until then the bike rides in the back.

So yes we had snow last night, at least a little. Then by the weekend it's gonna be in the high 60's. What a weird start to the season. I can't remember ever having snow this early in the year. I can remember it being cold this early but never snow.

It must be time to shut up! If all I have to talk about is the weather!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

11-12-13 ,,,,,,,,,,,

When will you be able to use a title like that again! Someone pointed that out to me awhile ago. If they hadn't said anything I would have never noticed. It's cool though....

So I spent the whole night dreaming about motorcycles! No kidding I went to bed thinking about that Sportster and if I really want that one or another one they have sitting right beside it that is bigger! Bigger is always better, why would anybody buy a small drink at McDonald's when you can buy the 2 liter cup for a dollar more! Besides the bigger bike is only a thousand more.

How can I pass that up!

So with that on my mind I am heading back over there during lunch to take another look at the other bike. I hadn't given it much thought until last night. I kinda had my mind on the smaller bike. The other one already has after market pipes and it comes with an alarm system. It's flat black, not my favorite but it's worth another look.

Plus it has spoke wheels!!!!! I like spoke wheels, you don't see them very often anymore.

In the mean time if it doesn't rain this afternoon I will hit the woods for a ride. I brought all my stuff so I hope that works out. Then I can ride around and think about which bike I want. I have to look at it that way because I already came to the conclusion I really don't need another one!

I need to sell some dirt bikes!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Ten Things !!!!!!!!!!

That's about how many things I have on my mind this morning! I will try to stick with just a few and not bore you to much. Great weekend, yes. Test ride, yes. Mountain bike ride, yes. Now let's tie all three of those together and wrap this up!

Saturday AM, out the door at 8:30 and on the bike. I meet Trey and to the Harley dealer we went. I signed all the necessary paperwork saying if I kill myself on the test ride tough shit. So after that off I went! Harley 883 Sportster and I down the road we rode. We as in they won't let you just takeoff by yourself, they go with you. Me and my new best friend the sales rep. Surprisingly he let me kick pretty hard, I wanted to see if it had enough power to keep me happy and he let me try it out.

We kicked it pretty hard. So after a few miles on the main road it was a few low speed back roads and then back to the dealer. As I said it has good power, it being a v-twin all the power is in the mid-range you go through the gears pretty quick. As long as you ride it like that it's fun. It seemed to have no bottom end really, you can't just roll along at 40-45 in top gear. It won't pull it, you have to downshift.

I guess the Gold Wing has me spoiled when it comes to the range a motor will pull. I can drag it down to 30 miles an hour in top gear and just roll the throttle on and it never even burps! It really does have a perfect throttle map. The range is incredible.

Back to the sportster, It's been awhile since I rode a full naked bike. As in no windshield at all. It was a change for sure! I can see where it would be a fun bike. Back and forth to work is what I would use it for and that's pretty much what it's made for. Your not gonna climb on this bike and ride it all day. So overall I liked what it does.

Now the question is did I like it enough to buy it !!!!!!!!!

So then I came home and headed out the door. I went down and hung out with all the horse people at Cane Creek. I know I was the only bicycle hanging out and I passed a few hikers. But it must have been horse day. I passed more horses than I saw birds. I guess this time of year and the perfect weather had brought them all out.

The leaves have really dropped over the last few weeks, it's at the point that if you aren't sure of where the trail goes you could miss it in a few spots. They just don't get enough traffic to keep the trail clear. After the leaves fall it will wear back in, it just needs a few months....

It's gonna be a good fall..........

Friday, November 8, 2013

Try It Again ,,,,,,,,,,,

So last week I noticed my front chain ring had started to slip. It's worn out, time to change it. Of course me being kinda lazy I just kept riding it. That got me through last weekend and I thought it would get me through last night. Guess what it didn't. I damn near killed myself! It was slipping so bad I couldn't even ride it in the middle ring.

That screwed me up! I couldn't get my rhythm going at all. I ended up bailing out at the first place it was convenient. I then went home and raided the parts bin for a replacement. Now we are ready to try it again. Not sure where I plan to ride yet but it's the weekend so something is gonna happen. 

Again, we don't have any plans beyond making Cody happy this weekend. It's his 18th birthday!!! We have a custom cake coming home today and the grandma's coming over tomorrow afternoon. It's gonna be low key but at least he's gonna get a party and a good meal. Cody's pretty laid back it doesn't take much to make him happy. I am gonna take him to get his motorcycle permit next week.

He's all happy about that. I still have my test ride in the morning and then we have his deal tomorrow afternoon. We do have to wait for him to get home. He has an MRI scheduled for his knee tomorrow at 2:30. Keep your fingers crossed! He might have another torn ACL.

Not good!!!!!!

Have a nice weekend............

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Progress ,,,,,,,,,,

So now I have an appointment! Saturday 10am I am scheduled to test ride the sportster I am interested in. Trey and I are gonna meet at Charlotte Harley-Davidson. Test ride time! I am gonna find out weather or not I really want one. If it has enough power how it handles the whole nine yards. Who would have thought you could just call and schedule a ride.

As long as you have a motorcycle license and insurance you just call them and set it up. Most dealers don't have that option. So that's cool. Again I mentioned it to the wife when I told her I had the test ride scheduled, all she said was "don't come home with a new motorcycle", I just smiled. Then she said "I'm serious". To which I replied with another smile.

Cody likes the ideal, he wants to ride. Time to cook dinner! Score some more points...

Not that I am keeping score....

So last night I went ahead and serviced the bike and fixed the front tire. I loaded up clothes, bike and all. Now I am ready for a ride. I haven't ridin since Sunday and it's time. I charged the lights yesterday so now I have no excuses. I look forward to the weekend. My plan is to do my test ride Saturday morning and then head riding some where. I need a good long ride. It's fall and my camera is ready. I like taking a trip or two just for pictures.

I plan to try and ride Cane Creek again. I now know the phone number to call.......

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

What Are you Thinkin''''''''

OK I really don't care what you are thinking but I have been giving a lot of thought to one such new subject. I haven't mentioned anything on here but I've been thinking.

I want another motorcycle!

Yep, I already have two street bikes and probably don't really need another but I want one! Besides Cody is now 18 and Chase will be right behind him here shortly. Plus Chase wants a street bike when he turns 16. I need to get Cody riding and then Karen won't be so against Chase riding when he turns 16.

So 2 kids and me equal the need for a third bike. Simple logic really, if you give it any thought you will agree with me. Anyway I have been taking my time slowly mentioning it to the wife, kinda "letting her know" what's on my mind. So far so good! She hasn't said no and she hasn't said yes.

We all know that means "yes."

Anyhow I want something to ride back and forth to work that doesn't require much. Much as in cleaning and maintenance. I want an inexpensive, meaning under 8 grand regular no chrome street bike. Something i can ride and park and once in awhile clean. Right now I have a Gold Wing all chromed out and a VTX 1300 all chromed out. It seems like I spend a lot of time cleaning them.

I want a small bike something, easy to get around with and easy to handle. Something the kids can get used to riding.

I want a Harley 883 Iron, it's a sportster. It comes all black with no chrome! Just what I want!

Just what "we" need.............

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

That Was Yesterday ,,,,,

Today is today! Yesterday was then this is now. I could go on and on but what's the point. Sooner than later I would just confuse myself and the whole post would be pointless. Follow?

Good... Glad you can keep up!

OK, so I was mad I wasted my gas to go ride and then couldn't. Yes I ended up driving about 50 miles before it was said and done but at least I still got to ride. I could have driven around and never got a ride in. So I guess I learned a new lesson. "Call before you haul."

Now back to Friday night, we had senior night again. All the fall sports were escorted out on the field before the game and of course Karen and I where the escorts. (I wonder how she would feel about the escort reference with her name in the same sentence) At least she hardly reads this. If she does today oh well, she will laugh.

As you know Cody is the school mascot, so in reality we ended up walking a 7ft tall kid in a panther suit across the track. It was funny, everybody got a kick out of it. He did remove his "head" about halfway through it. Then he waved and flexed his panther arms and remounted his head. It was kinda of a "reveal of the mascot thing."

After that we ended up working the concession stand for half the game and now we are pretty much done with the home football season. If they don't win this week they won't have a home playoff game. Now we wait....

We had originally planned to go the mountains this weekend. To make up for the trip we cancelled a few weeks ago. Now that the time has come everybody is kinda ready to just stay home and relax. All fall we have been going and going now we can take a break!!!

Believe me I ain't arguing with anybody, home is just fine!!!!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Are You Kiddin """""""""""

So Saturday I loaded up and went down to Cane Creek park. I get there and they tell me the trails are closed, it rained the day before. What the hell!!! Every trail in Charlotte was open so why wasn't Cane Creek! Used to they never closed the trails you could ride there in the rain, now they close the trails when it sprinkles! That pissed me off...

Nobody even rides there anymore and they are gonna turn away one of the few people who even care about the stupid place! I was not a happy camper! From there I came home and had another lunch and then  felt guilty about not riding so I went ahead and went to Sherman. Once I was there and riding all was well. I got in 2 full laps and enjoyed the afternoon.

Sunday came around and the wife wasn't really feeling well so I went down to Ft. Mill and rode Ann Springs Park. We had planned to ride the street bike up to Statesville to the camping store. I need a few things for the camper and all I need is any reason really to spend the day on the bike. Maybe next week..

Although we have Cody's 18th birthday this Sunday. So not sure if I will get out or not. At least not out and gone all day. I know I will still ride just can't be gone all day. Besides I still can't believe he will be 18!

Anyway, we have been busy today and I just know found time to write. See ya tomorrow.....

Friday, November 1, 2013

Slow !!!!!!!!!!!!

At work and in life sometimes things slow down. We were so slow yesterday I started to write a spot 3 times and just didn't have the energy! I even had a break in the day with a trip to Chase's school to pick him up. They called and said he was sick and we needed to come pick him up. That took me 2 hours and the day still seemed to take forever!

Chase was glad to see me though, even though he was sick. That or he really wanted to go home! Either way our paths crossed! One thing I noticed yesterday, at 10 am there is no traffic out. I made it out to Unionville in no time flat. Then when I went home yesterday it took me 45 minutes with the traffic.

We do have senior night tonight. They will introduce the kids one more time. This could be the last home game of the football season. We don't know yet. If they win tonight and then the away game next week they would have a playoff game at Piedmont. Both teams they are playing are really tough. They are already in the playoffs but they still need to win at least one more game.

Now we are up to Saturday, I know I will ride but not sure where. I would like to get over to Uhwarrie but with hunting season in full swing I just don't really like the ideal of riding around in the woods with a bunch of trigger happy hunters sitting in the tree's. So if I head that way it will be on Sunday. When your not allowed to hunt!

Tomorrow I might make another trip down to Anne Springs Park in Ft.Mill. I had a good ride last week when I was there so why not go again. Some where in there I need new grips and I need to change my tires, stuff I should have done this week but didn't. I seem to put off working on my bikes until they absolutely need it. I need to break that habit before I break something. Something that will cost a lot to fix..

See Ya next week..............