Weekly Update

Monday, September 3, 2012

Well, last night in Nelson, BC. The town is full of bikes today as the three flags ride clocks in on their last leg ending here in Nelson. Tomorrow, off to Spokane, then, home on Wednesday.
Looking forward to returning home and our trip later this month, with SCRC to Bryson City. If you can get the weekend free, think about joining us (Me, Bonnie, Frank, Becky, Doreen, and Kevin, as well as many other SCRC members). If you are new to the chapter or have never ridden the great roads around Bryson City (The famous Dragon, the sweeping Cherohala Skyway, the Road to Nowhere, mornings on Mt Pisgah, overlooking the clouds, etc.) this would be an excellent trip for you. For the rest of you, need I say more.

Ride safe and ride often,
Joel "Doc" Kann

This last week:

September 1: Kerr Lake Ride
Between the forecast of storms, high heat, and of course a "Holiday Weekend" it was no surprise that just Kevin, and Rick showed up for the Clarksville lunch ride.
Rick shared the good news that his daughter had purchased a brand new Honda CBR 250 from Capital Powersports. She got a great deal, and is looking forward to taking the MSF next week. We all wish her success and many happy years/miles on two wheels (pictures of her on her bike should be forthcoming).
We decided that given the small crowd, we'd take an even longer than my usual route. And off we went. Despite the forecast of afternoon rain, the skies did darken near Oxford, and those dark skies gave way to a brief shower. Just enough rain to cool us off, but not enough to cause us any delay. However there was enough rain to slick up the curves.
Throwing caution to the wind, we hit the "roller coaster" called Tungsten mountain. Roads were just slick enough to make 45 MPH feel like a lot more.
Lunch stop at Clarksville was uneventful, but delicious, and Rick shared the aforementioned photos he'd taken of his daughter and her new bike.
We decided to top off the tanks on that "cheap" VA fuel. and we were off. The VA roads had missed the storm, so they were nice and grippy. The down side was they were also quite hot. A short stint south on Bike Route One, before turning for some "bonus miles" 170 miles in total. But you say.. Clarksville is only 55 miles... that's why they are BONUS miles.
Great day in the saddle with friends. I only hope you enjoyed YOUR day as well.

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