Well yesterday turned out to be a bit more of a ride than normal. I was scheduled to work last weekend teaching MSF classes, but due to a hiccup, I had the weekend off. If you read the rides section, you will see how I spent my downtime. Since I am working again this weekend at a different school location, I had to run across town before heading home so I could pick up my personal gear.
On the way over, I encounted something I've never see before. The roadway was very heavily banked. The traffic was slowing down, almost to a stop. I started looking at the roadway and thinking, "It's going to be a long way down to put my left leg when I bring this bike to a stop!" I was lucky enough to not have to stop, but that incident made me think that it is very clear that highway engineers DO NOT consider folks riding motorcycles.
Yesterday was a 150 mile commute, up from the typical 98 mile commute. I dodged rain showers all afternoon and into the evening. I saw rain falling in the distance, but changed my route enough to evade it. There is a lot of localized showers here in Florida, you just have to learn how to ride around them.
This morning was a glorious day to ride. Temps in the low to mid 70's, sun shining, blue skies, birds singing and I got an earlier than normal start, so the traffic was even lighter than normal this morning. I've found some "shortcuts" on my daily commute that add some turns into my ride to keep it enjoyable. Remembering that Florida is the land of 11 turns in 318 miles makes it that much better when I can put one of the curviest roads into my travel to and from work each day.
Y'all have a great day, a wonderful weekend and ride safe!