Made a wrong turn on the way to work yesterday. Funny how that happened on a relatively warm (~40F) sunny day. Spent the day wandering around Maryland's eastern shore. I chose that area of Maryland over my usual Pennsylvania haunts because the eastern shore roads get plenty of sunlight, so ice wouldn't be a problem, and they're very lightly traveled, so trucks wouldn't be a problem (this was a workday for everyone else, after all). Also weighing against PA is experience, which tells me that its back roads would be full of new potholes/broken pavement, salt/dirt/mud and lingering ice in the shady areas. It wasn't a huge ride, 205 miles, but it was sorely needed. Since 2015 rang in, my riding had consisted of a small handful of commutes, and a few rides of barely 100 miles each. I'm hoping the constant freeze/thaw/freeze cycle we've been in this winter is finally done, but March is
a rather fickle month for the motorcyclist.
Labels: Cold Riding, Ride Reports