Monday, May 11, 2009

Great Relaxing Weekend Ride

Saturday was the first time I have gotten to ride with Slick in over 2 weeks and we were both ready for a relaxing ride in the country. The weather was perfect and we were ready to get away from the hassle of work and the stress of everyday life. So, what a better way to get away, than on Big Red.

Our plan was to take off and ride for a few hours. The route didn’t matter. We actually set out to take some back roads in the country and see if we could get lost. The back roads were great. There was little traffic and the rolling country side was very relaxing for both of us. We got to see a lot of our plantation type homes and some very nice scenery of all types. There were even a few nice waterfalls along the way.

Our route took us in a big loop and we ended up in Asheboro NC. We stopped for lunch at one of our favorite joint; Cookout. It is becoming a weekend thing for us to go out on Saturday on Big Red to Cookout and try a new shake. Since Cookout has over 40 different flavors it will take a while sample them all, but we will give it a shot.

After the great shakes at Cookout we walked across the parking lot to the Cycle Center. I had to pick up Slick some clear riding glasses for night riding. While I was there I noticed that the Cycle Center had a lot of bikes on the showroom floor. I just had to ask the clerk if they planned to get in one of the Honda Fury’s end soon. He said that they did have a beautiful blue one in last week. The bike was there on Thursday, bought on Friday and taken away on Saturday. I knew there would be a lot of people looking to see the new Fury. The clerk did say that they did plan to get in a new Honda Fury at the end of the month. This one will be red. As most of you know I like red. Hopefully, I can take another trip to the Cycle Center at the end of the month to hopefully get a glimpse of it. After leaving the Cycle Center we headed north on 42 and then north on 109. We then took the fast route back home on interstate 85.

On Sunday, we did the Mother’s Day thing. Jordan and I rode our bikes to meet most of the mom’s in the family. Slick took the car because she didn’t want to have helmet hair when we got to J & S in Hickory NC. Jordan and I didn’t really care how we looked. Besides, we are bikers, right? The weather was great and we ended up riding about 4 hrs. It was nice to see all the mom’s and to ride too.

All-in-all, the weekend was great. We were a little busy, but spending time with the family, the ones you love and enjoying the riding, made the weekend awesome. Best of all, I didn’t think about work, bills or traveling all weekend. I just enjoyed having fun and relaxing with Slick.

Until next time and remember, don’t be so busy making a living you forget to make a life.


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