Saturday, February 28, 2009
RUNNING ON EMPTY
There are times when everything falls into place, and times where they don't. Today's ride was one where they didn't.
Vincent & I had planned on riding the Deming-Marblemount ride, but given the amount of snow they had had on Thursday, I decided we'd be better off in something a bit further south. A couple of riders had signed up to do the Hood Canal South ride, so I thought we'd suprise them and ride with them. However, they didn't show. I had e-mails from them when I got back saying they had decided not to ride.
Having been laid off work earlier in the week, I was probably not in the best of moods and Vincent was having stomach issues.
On the way back, near Brinnon, we were forced off the road by a big RV as it slowed right next to us to turn left, swinging right as it did. This is where there is only a one foot wide shoulder. Fortunately he was going slow as were we. I thought about going after him to chew him out, but decided that would probably be counterproductive.
Given how the day went, of course we just missed the ferry back to Seattle ...
Still, it was nice to be out on the bike.