May 19, 2018
Miles covered: 50miles
Weather: Bright, high 70s, light clouds
Right through the week, the weather forecast showed that the weekend was more or less washed out by rain. The Gears & Beers crowd, spirits dampened, didn’t really plan out a ride. A quick RTE to Lake Lanier and back. My Saturday wasn’t compatible with a long ride. So the plan was to do the RTE if, by a long shot, the weather turned for the better.
Roll on Saturday and the weather did turn. The ride was on with a muster at 11:15. Just as I confirmed to the group, I got a call from my Electrician that he would be able to attend to some repairs at 11am!
RTE shelved. Three of the Gears & Beers crowd managed to ride to Pelican Pete on Lane Lanier; Avi, Rajib and John.
As the electrician went about his work I kept myself busy washing the Super Tenere. That done, I got my new helmet, the Klim Krios, set up with shield and pin lock.
By the time the electrician was done, it was too late for me to clip it down to the boys, join them for a quick bite and a ride back. With that being the case I couldn’t not ride. Geared up, fueled up and rode the back roads through rural Milton, left and right, led by whims and fancy. Some interesting single roads.
On the way back, I stopped for the mandatory ‘Look at my bike’ pictures at an old closed down store. Along the route I normally take to get into rural – no traffic roads – as soon as I can.
As I looked for a perch to place the phone for the selfie shot, I spotted an old empty Pepsi Cola bottle on the ledge of the window, complete with anchoring cobwebs. There must be a story behind that bottle being there!
A nice solo runabout!