Silver Wing Guru
Number of posts : 1936
Location : Hocking Hills U.S.A.
Points : 4649
Registration date : 2016-01-29
|Subject: Great ride today Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:45 pm|| |
171.2 miles, reserve bar started flashing at 166 miles. My friend took me over o-HI-o's newest hiway # 823 designated as the 23 bypass running from Portsmouth at the o-HI-o river to near Waverly, normally I don't mention riding a 4 lane divided road but this one is a good one, it's cut through some of our bigger hills, 42 cuts showing the complex geology of the region, some of the cuts rising up over a 100 feet above the road that was already built up over the valleys. The remainder of the ride was on two lanes following the Scioto river and the old o-HI-o to Erie canal system.
Number of posts : 177
Age : 70
Location : Davenport, Iowa
Points : 1535
Registration date : 2019-04-13
|Subject: Re: Great ride today Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:54 pm|| |
Nice! Rain, rain, rain & more rain in Iowa.
Number of posts : 3240
Age : 83
Points : 8667
Registration date : 2009-08-18
|Subject: Re: Great ride today Wed May 01, 2019 4:40 am|| |
Rain---why not ride in it? Right clothes including rubber boots makes it ok.
Silver Wing Guru
Number of posts : 1212
Age : 61
Location : South East England
Points : 3611
Registration date : 2016-10-01
|Subject: Re: Great ride today Thu Sep 09, 2021 6:20 pm|| |
Just had one of those days when the SW excels. Took a 40 mile ride through a couple of small towns and some open country roads before joining a dual-carriageway for some unexpected reciprocal fun with an Audi TT.
The traffic was light, everyone was moving at a very sociable speed, sun shining and a cool airspeed to make it just right.
During the ride I came up behind a motorcycle from Greece, (not the film). I'm sure it was two Ladies onboard. They were cruising along and as I slowly overtook them I gave them a wave. I can't be sure what the bike was, but it looked like one of those Kymco type custom jobs. The engine didn't look very big (125cc?) but they were loaded up with enough stuff for a sabbatical.
Just one of those 'Gem' days when I'm glad I have my SW. AS for those chicks from Greece...'helmets-off to 'em'.
Number of posts : 4060
Location : York, North Yorkshire, England UK
Points : 8575
Registration date : 2010-11-16
|Subject: Re: Great ride today Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:42 am|| |
I’m currently in Rhodes, Greece with Mrs M. Want to see battle scarred old scooters ridden by bare headed locals in vests, shorts, and flip-flops carrying the occasional 10kg propane cylinder across the footboards on the narrow and bumpy stone paved streets of Rhodes Old Town, scattering tourists perusing shop full of tat, this is the place.