With a great group of friends in town, I was really looking forward to riding today. I got ready as quickly as I could, and headed out to meet my R. E. Ginna friends at their hotel. I got about 200 feet down the road, when the dark clouds in the sky started dropping rain. Seemed as though Murphy was still getting pleasure from menacing us; I turned around and went back to the house. I quickly called the rest of the group and they had already checked the weather radar; this was just a very thin strip of storm clouds followed by clear sunny skies. We decided it would be best to wait out the storm and then give the roads a chance to dry. This worked out to be just what I needed, a chance to rest and spend some time with my family; especially my four nieces and nephews. David, maybe you did take Murphy with you?? Thanks for the sacrifice!
By lunch time, the weather cleared, and we were on the road. We decided to head for the east coast, and then follow the beach north until we felt like coming back to the house. Seven of us rolled out on our bikes in a pack; what a cool feeling!
Our first stop was the beach. Amazing: clear sunny sky, warm air, white sand, and turquoise water. I’m not used to such experiences in December. Back home in Rochester, we keep getting reports of a few inches of snow accumulation. I kept having Dan remind me of today’s date. Florida is another state without a helmet law. Sorry mom, but when we got back on the road, it was time to strip the helmet, jacket, and gloves. This is the way to soak up the atmosphere!
Time for some lunch; through an internet search we decided on Lou’s Blues in Indiatlantic. Another amazing find, it just happened to be an awesome biker bar with tons of people, bikes, live music, and all of the spicy popcorn you can eat; great atmosphere! The menus were written on records; I went for the Pat Bautz Belly Buster (cheese steak); excellent!
On the way back to the house we decided to trade bikes around. I road Brendon’s Suzuki GSXR 600, and Bob’s Suzuki GSXRR 1000. Wow, both are awesome rides. Shan, I need a another bike! Today I experienced exactly what this trip is supposed to be about; amazing weather, scenery, food and most of all comradery.