Yesterday we were up at 5 am since Troubadour was teaching a Team Oregon class. He needed to be on the range by 7 am.
I rode Max to coffee solo and visited with everyone for a few hours and then headed downtown to grab us some lunch. The plan was for me to ride to Albany to the range so we could have lunch then maybe go for a ride somewhere. I stopped at Vietnamese Baguette and picked us up a few orders of Tofu Salad Rolls with peanut sauce for dipping. Yum. Something nice and light for the sunny day.
As I arrive at the range they were just finishing up with the riding portion of the day.
|(Troubadour putting his range cards in his pocket)|
He wrapped things up and talked with a few fellow instructors and we left the range as another class was due to arrive for afternoon training. We walked up a bit of a grassy knoll to eat lunch while we watched the next students arrive and begin. One of the bikes they are using now is a Suzuki TU 250 like what I owned before Max. I watched as one student accidentally did a 'stoppie' on one while practicing emergency braking. Whoa, didn't know they could do that.
We decided to ride to Salem. We stopped at Premier Motogear in Albany for an oil filter for Max (he is a little overdue) then took the back roads over some of our favorite twisties.
We stopped at Cycle Gear and looked around and then headed to Wal-Mart because occasionally they will have Mobile 1 synthetic motorcycle oil. No such luck.
We didn't stop for any pics on the way to Salem or on the way home but I did manage to snap a few in the parking lot of Wal-Mart while Troubadour was working on something.
|(Troubadour futzing with Lucy)|
While taking pictures I noticed our sunshine was fast disappearing as the clouds rolled in from the west. I expected to get a little wet on the way home but the rain never came.
We only went about 100 miles (160 km), but it was a great afternoon of riding with hubby. I can't ask for more than that. Because we were up so early we were knackered by the time we got home from Salem. A bit of vegging on the sofa and we headed to bed early.
Today we get the pleasure of having lunch with RichardM from Richard's Page. We are looking forward to seeing him again.
- Au Revoir
"For the man sound in body and serene of mind there is no such thing as bad weather; every day has its beauty, and storms which whip the blood do but make it pulse more vigorously." - George Gissing, "Winter," The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft, 1903