What do people ride/drive to Saturday morning coffee?
This morning when we arrived at coffee we noticed David (owner of the blue Norvin) had driven his new to him Ford GT. Oohing and awing ensued.
Troubadour even got to sit in it. He asked for the keys, but apparently test rides were forbidden. I can understand why - it cost more than our house.
A little later Tom and his wife Bertie arrived; Bertie on her Honda Shadow and Tom on his new to him 1977 Honda Gold Wing. I managed to get a few pictures when they were gearing up to leave.
|(Bertie & Tom getting ready to leave - Derek on the left looking on)|
A gentleman in La Grande, Oregon restores them and sells them for cost. It had been a dream of Tom's to own one and I am happy he was able to find one. Just look at that grin. You know he is a happy camper.
|(A happy Tom and his Gold Wing)|
After coffee, we rode downtown for lunch and then home to do a little yard work. Traffic was a nightmare because of the farmers market and the fact that Oregon State University's commencement is tomorrow. The guest speaker for the commencement address is First Lady Michelle Obama. Her brother is the OSU Beavers Basketball Coach. Craziness abounds.
Just after 2 o'clock we took the car for a few errands, stopped by Starbucks for an iced yummy coffee and visited with SpartanBabe for a bit. It was 82˚F (27.7˚C) in the shade when we left home.
We are thinking of maybe riding to the coast tomorrow to give my allergies a break. The cottonwood trees and grass seed is really coming into bloom and the pollen is killing me. Yesterday's grass pollen count was 277 and 200 is considered high. Cue sneezing and itchy watery eyes, not to mention the sore throat. Sneezing in a full face helmet is not recommended. Ask me how I know.
We have the GSXR shock set back to stock settings, set the SAG for my weight and also tightened the front forks down one turn. We are thinking that the twisties on the way to the coast will give me a good idea of how it feels now. We have two multi-day trips coming up in July so it needs to be race ready in three weeks.
- Au Revoir
"Ah Summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it." - Russel Baker.