Well, I am back from the first trip of the year.
Lots of fun and LOTS of rain.
All ready to go!!!
We left Thursday morning at 8:30, just after rush hour. It was maybe 40 degrees and sunny. Not bad at all. Met my brother in Lima OH, about 3 hours ride. Sun and great riding weather by this time. Well... that did last long.:nonono:
Had to stop at Meijer for my brother to buy a rain suit since he left his sitting on the couch.
Just after we left Meijer.... the clouds came in and so did the rain... and I mean RAIN. Little did I know... that was just the beginning of 8 hours worth of rain.
I was doing good... and my buddy was hanging behind me pretty good. My brother was having a lot of trouble seeing, and would fall back every once in a while. So, one time I slowed up... he comes my buddy... but, not my brother. Well, I can only slow so much without beig in danger of the cars coming up real fast. So, we pull over under a brdge to wait. And wait... and wait. Call him on his cell phone... nothing. Well it ended up there was a little cinfusion, and he made the exit... and I didnt know I had to... and we got split up.
After calls back and forth.. and he had no signal on his cell phone, we finally were able to get messages back and forth to each other to just meet at the hotel... another 2 hours away. Finally met up at the hotel, and he had just arrived and checked in. Turned out I was about 20 min behind him. :brick: But, at least we are both safe, and can dry out. Got a good dinner... and a 'few' beers.
Friday morning was beautiful!!!! Dried up quick and was a little cool to start, but not bad at all. We heard there may be some storms in the eveing... but we'll worry about that then. :tut:
A few pictures I did take. Arent many, because it was either raining all weekend, or I was too excited to ride, that I didnt bother to take them.
A stop at a look out.