Sunday, September 27, 2009

Last Days of Summer

Today I finally got out riding with Jared and Ben, my friends who purchased Ninja 250 motorcycles earlier this summer. Today is probably one of the last over 70-degree temperature days of the year, and I was immensely happy to be out on my bike. We rode out and around Monroe, WA, spending most of our time on two-lane country roads. We were either flanked by forests, pastures, or fields of corn eight feet high.The roads were winding (my favorite), and the number of rustic and white fences we passed were too many to count.

Ben had his first spill, which occurred trying to turn the bike around on a gravel driveway. His desired tail whip turned into a horizontal bike. Not too much damage to either him or his bike, can't ask for much more than that for your first drop.

A deer darted across the road a few hundred feet in front of me, and somehow managed to make it between two cars coming towards me, which couldn't have been more than 50ft apart, going 35+ mph. The thought of deers or other critters jumping out into the road while I am on my motorcycle scares the poop out of me. I will keep relying on the very low chance of it happening, especially when I keep the engine going nice and loud.



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