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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Water Cooled

We started out this morning in the Adirondacks to sunshine and cool temps.  The back roads around the many lakes were a joy to ride, and the scenery was amazing.  We tooled along with hardly sighting another car, it was like our own private highway.

We stopped at one place because we sighted a couple of bears.

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They were very friendly, especially for a guy dressed like a giant Minion.

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I got a chance to ride a different mount for a little while.

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Eventually, a massive rain storm started chasing us.  We tried to outrun the storm, but after a while, the road went in the wrong direction and led us right into the storm.  We quickly found shelter for the bikes and us at a supermarket. 

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We waited out the storm, hanging loose for about two and a half hours.  Lucky for us, there was a McDonald’s next door, so we were able to get some lunch and my brothers drank cup after cup of that foul and evil liquid called coffee.

The rain tapered off to a light, spotty drizzle, so we suited up in our rain gear and headed out.  A few miles down the road, we ran into an eight mile long construction zone where the road was just gravel, wet gravel.

The bikes didn’t look too good by the time we reached pavement again.

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No big deal, they’ll wash up nicely if we can just find a coin operated DIY car wash.

Later the skies cleared as we drove down a back road in Vermont.  The sun started baking us, so we pulled over to shed our rain suits and researched a hotel room for the night.

Dave was quite surprised at some of the prices they wanted for rooms around Stowe, Vermont.  “What!!!  We’re not going to stay there!!!”.

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We motored on and further down the road grabbed a hotel at a Fairfield Inn.  Not the cheapest around, but we bit the bullet and are relaxing for the night.

My motorcycle has a water cooled engine.  I am glad that not every day I get water cooled, too.

Thanks for visiting and feel free to leave a comment.

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11 comments:

  1. Glad your trip is going well, enjoy the ride!!!

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  2. What a great adventure. The coin operated car washes around here now take credit cards.

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  3. There's so great motorcycle roads in that area.

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  4. I like the outfit. You will be visible and safer even if you do look a bit like a minion.

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  5. Ah, the adventures you have. Love the minion outfit. Are you sure you don't want to paint the bike yellow to match? ;-D

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  6. Ah, the adventures you have. Love the minion outfit. Are you sure you don't want to paint the bike yellow to match? ;-D

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  7. Ah, the adventures you have. Love the minion outfit. Are you sure you don't want to paint the bike yellow to match? ;-D

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  8. It's nice that you're able to have a good outing with your brothers. Times like this don't come often enough I'm sure.

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  9. Paul you look like a chiquita banana. That's a compliment. I like bananas. Besides you'll be less likely to have an accident since everyone can see you. Looks like you boys are having a wonderful if wet time. Who's the oldest here among this trio?

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  10. Despite the rain, looks like you're having a great time!

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