This story is about the forth ride
we did over the holiday (Labor Day) weekend, on Monday September 5, 2005.
Pete and I figured we had ridden each of the past three days, so why not
make it four in a row. Neither one of us wanted to be gone long this day,
so we decided to do a nice short early morning breakfast ride.
For the first time in a very long
time it was actually on the cold side when we started out. The
temperature was right around 50 įF around 7:35 am when I headed out to
meet Pete at his house. Pete was ready and we headed out around 7:45 am.
We each wore a light jacket as we rode over to the Greek Island. Being a
holiday we were hoping the Greek Island would still be open. When we
pulled they had just opened and we were one of the first customers. Since
it was a Monday they werenít offering the breakfast special we are used to
getting on the weekends. I ordered french toast without meat and Pete
ordered the eggs and corn beef hash breakfast. Pete ordered his eggs
under easy and this particular waitress didnít even bat an eye. When Pete
got his eggs they must have been under easy. Both of our meals were good
and we each had a couple glasses of diet coke.
It had already warmed up nicely by
the time we finished breakfast. I put my jacket inside the burrito basket
on the back of my bike since I wasnít going to need it for the ride home.
Before we left the parking lot of the restaurant Pete noticed a car with a
couple kayaks on top. Since Bob got his kayak and we have used it a few
times and found out how much fun they are, we pay attention when ever we
see kayaks. The car was a reddish Escort and the weight of the two kayaks
was actually too much for the roof to support. The roof was caving in due
to the weight. I took a couple pictures of the car with kayaks on top and
I will post them at the bottom of this story. The pictures are from my
phone camera so they are not the best quality and I didnít get the best
angle to show the roof caving in, but if you look closely you can see the
After spending a couple minutes
looking at the kayaks Pete and I decided to just head back home. We took
our regular route through the neighbor hood side streets and in a short
period of time we were back home.
Following are the statistics from
this ride, 10.9 miles, 23.5 maximum speed, 11.4 average mph and 57 minutes
of time on bikes.