What a nice day for a ride. Pulling my bike out from the basement and giving it a good wash was on my agenda for the weekend.
I would say it hit about 80 degrees today. Not bad for the 22nd of April. Well, that’s what my thermometer said in the shade.
I got my bike all washed up and headed down to the gas station to put some real gas in it. I think I had old lawnmower gas in the tank all winter. I know, I know, I don’t need any lectures about that. The thing runs great, so your lecture would probably be a bunch of BS anyway.
Ok, so where did I go? I rode all the way up Rt. 52 towards Ellenville, NY, right on top of the end of the ridge. There is an overlook on the side of the road that has hang gliders coming from one side and a good view of the Catskill Mountians on the other. Of course I forgot my camera. Next time, I’ll take some shots. Here is the exact spot…I took this the time we went up to Hunter Mountain.
There were tons of bikes out today and I gave a lot of them the “Biker Wave.” If you ride, you know what I am talking about. Right in front of me, four other riders pulled over to enjoy the view. The woman last in line came to a stop and her bike fell over. I felt so bad. I think it was brand new too. I overheard the others talking and someone mentioned that it was only her fifth time riding, so she shouldn’t worry about it. It just sucks that she scratched up her new motorcycle.
Tomorrow morning…I ride to work.