Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Sipapu here we come! Damn it is HOT!



I had been really looking forward to this road trip. It had been awhile since I had been on the bike and a trip like this was well overdue.

As most of you know, I work in retail for The Home Depot, so getting off at the correct times is sometimes difficult. This was one of those times. I could not leave on Wednesday until 1PM. Well guess what? it is HOT at 1PM in early September here in N Texas.

We did the fastest way possible to get to Lubbock without doing the interstate. it was a warm ride. I really appreciated the fact that David, Jackie and Leonard all hung around and rode with me.

David with Jackie and Leonard in the background.

We made a few stops but lets be realistic, there is not much scenic to see in certain parts of Texas. I did hear the following over the radio as we were someplace out in the middle of no where ....boiling under the intense heat.

Jackie: Hey Leonard what temperature  is your bike reading?
Leonard: My bike says 105!
Jackie: whew.. sure am glad I am riding my bike, mine only says 103.. haha

About 20 minutes later I hear this exchange;
Leonard: Hey Jackie do you wanna know?
Jackie: Sure!
Leonard: 109!! Yikes

Yes it was a warm day for riding. We did get a break outside Muleshoe TX, as we saw the big rain clouds ahead. We rode right between two cells, getting only a few drops of rain, but the temps dropped 20 degrees in a hurry. Made for a nice last few miles into Lubbock.

Post Texas with Jackie and Leonard.

We finished up the evening ordering pizza and watching NFL football in the lobby of the hotel. Not a bad way to start the trip.
  
David has the Black C-14, mine is the silver/blue


Leonard's beautiful K1600 GT
Love my C-14


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