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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Our Riding Season FINALLY Begins

Most of you have been riding for months. So have we. But our bikes have been at the Maryland house (suburbia, YUCK). We'd been waiting until we got our 600-mile service visits done before moving the bikes to West Virginia. We finally had those done last week.

Another reason for the delay is that we've been doing lots of DIY projects around the MD place. That's also why I have not been blogging regularly. My spare time really needs to be spent doing project stuff for now. We're still not finished, but we decided we couldn't let a long holiday weekend pass. Especially one where the weather was shaping up to be pretty darn nice.

So we made a last-minute decision to head to West Virginia on Saturday morning.

Our bikes fits the new trailer perfectly.

We've been anxious to get the bikes to the WV place. Remember, we just got them in January. We hadn't had a chance to ride them on our favorite roads before Saturday.

Downtown Romney from our truck en route to the WV Place.
There were lots of bikes on the road. Most were actually headed east because it was Memorial Day weekend, which meant it was time for the Rolling Thunder Memorial Day Weekend ride (250,000+ bikes expected).

Between Saturday and Sunday, we rode a total of about 250 miles. It was fabulous. I am so, so, SO glad we bit the bullet and bought new bikes. :-)

Me on a snack/drink break.
Hubby  heading into Paw Paw, WV.

Crossing the Potomac River into Maryland.

My handsome Hubby gassing us up.
Did you get to do any riding over the long weekend?

9 comments:

Trobairitz said...

Looking good. Those new bikes sure are pretty.

Glad the weather turned nicer and you were able to get out for a putt putt.

It is nice to think consistently warmer weather is on the way.

SonjaM said...

This year's weather really sucked so far, many of us haven't logged any mileage. But your pictures from the road look gorgeous. Let the riding season begin already!

ToadMama said...

Thanks, Trob. You have to be careful what you wish for though. Saturday in the mid to upper 80s was awesome.. Sunday in the upper 80s/low 90s was tending toward hot. Monday it hit 98 degrees here in MD. We weren't riding that day, thank goodness. Never fails... cool, cool, cool and then BOOM, HOT. I hate summer. If it could only be about 60 and sunny year-round, I'd be a happy girl.

ToadMama said...

Sonja, I'm sorry to hear you've had crappy weather. Hopefully it'll take a turn for the better soon!

Trace4J said...

I got some riding in too TOADMAMA!!
But on my john deere..Alot. :)
Glad you got some riding in after all your projects and pup duty.

Trace
www.grannytracecsrapsandsquares.com

Shybiker said...

I'm so happy you have new bikes to play with. That's so much fun.

On Sunday, I took Robin for a long ride; we headed east toward the end of the Island. We stopped at a fabulous restaurant for lunch, walked through a festival where children painted on Main Street with chalk, shopped at a big outdoor outlet mall where Robin bought comfy pajamas, visited another cute town to people-watch and ate a nice dinner. All made possible by lengthy motorcycle rides in between. A perfect day!

ToadMama said...

Wow, ShyB, that sounds fabulous! The kind of days you remember for a long time. :-)

Brady said...

Oh, I'm jealous, though I am the proud owner of a 2006 f650gs. The beemer brings a certain level of quality and thought to my stable. I'd love to have one of the bigger ones, but this one is great on and off road.

Brady
Behind Bars - Motorcycles and Life
http://www.behindbarsmotorcycle.com/

ToadMama said...

Brady, I LOVE my F650GS! It's the perfect size for the mountain roads (paved and otherwise). I rode an R1200R while my bike was being serviced. It was nice and FAST, but way more bike than I want or need. Bigger isn't always better. :-)