|Sooo sad it took me 38 years to figure out this fact!|
2 rides since my last blog post, yay! Last week we got out on Sunday. It was a few miles longer than yesterday, but both were super fun. Sunday we headed south again down 411 towards the Ocoee/Hiawasee river scenic park. Um, we finally made it down there, and it wasn't JUST a dirt road ... it was a MUD road. We were only on it for a few hundred feet, and during just that time we were slipping and sliding BIG TIME.
|See the mud on that tire? Um, no dirt roads today!|
So, we turned back north and hit some new roads we haven't been on! David and I really enjoyed talking back and forth, and we enjoyed discussing the landscape as we rode through it. David is amazing at finding curvy roads, and the route we took was really fun. I have no idea where we were; just down 411 South towards Ocoee, lol! Didn't go near the Cherohala this time, but it was still a great ride. About 100 miles.
|Washed my baby! Looks as good as the day she came off the showroom floor|
Yesterday, we headed into Townsend, ate lunch at a really good spot called the Dixieland Cafe, then took the backroads into Sevierville proper. As a bit of a last minute thing, we decided to hit the gun range! Never shot a gun in my LIFE. One of my highschool friends growing up had a BB gun; that's the ONLY thing I've shot, and I didn't enjoy it much because it kicked me both in the collar bone and the eye. I did ok at the range; shot a Ruger .22. Very comfortable gun, but I was having a hard time with my aim; had to aim WAY low, and my shots were going probably 3 feet higher than I intended. I alternated between 5 and 10 yards. I just had no control over the "kick" of the gun, and it kept going high. One of my 2018 "goals" is to take the gun safety course, get my concealed carry permit, and buy a gun! Why? Because it's my right as an American, and even though I've been fortunate enough to never be in an endangering situation, I want to be prepared if ever I am.
|Baby figuring out how to load the ammo|
|Um ... dude in a different lane was shooting a CANNON!|
|And ... he's good at shooting too, just like everything else!|
|Hey! I did it!|
|Had a good time; probably the gun I'll end up buying.|
We left from there and came home back roads I've been down, but not often. We managed to dodge the vast majority of the rain; I felt SO GOOD. Khaleesi just is the most awesome bike in the world. I NEVER feel like I'm fighting her. Just look where I want to go, and around the corners she goes! Wears Valley Road has one particularly gnarly uphill right hand switchback turn; I NAILED it unbelievable perfectly. I don't think that corner has EVER felt so good :D The roads were slightly damp, as there were spotty rain showers in the area. Thundered back into the clean garage 85 miles and a few hours later. Today; RAIN. This week, COLD. Next weekend, COLD. So ... not sure when we'll get out again :(
|Had to do surgery on my horse chaps to get them to fit around my fat thighs :(|
|Thought this was a cool shot <3 nbsp="" td="">3>|