Singing the Blues (59/365)

Singing the Blues (59/365)

Singing the Blues  (59/365)

February 28, 2015 – Such a beautiful day today, clear sunny skies fading to a clear starry one.

It was only 1C when I got up this morning, so we took the opportunity of a sunny but cold morning to get some chores done. It was a good morning to clean some windows. After a bite to eat for lunch, Kirk was heading out to cut the grass and toss some grass seed in the bare patches (yes…in February!) when I stopped him.

The temperature had climbed to 11C and I suggested that the motorcycles might be feeling a bit claustrophobic in the garage.

He agreed and let them out for some fresh air.

I suggested they might also appreciate some exercise.

Again, he agreed.

So we geared up and had a nice (but chilly) run up to Squamish for a coffee. There wasn’t too much traffic, and the sun dazzled us off Howe Sound. There were a fair number of other riders up at Starbucks, but not the one I was looking for. I’d tucked a jar of pickled beans and a jar of cranberry pepper jelly in my tail-bag in case I’d run into a fellow rider, but she didn’t materialize. Next time perhaps.

The ride included a couple of reminders that it is still technically winter. It was definitely colder on the way back, and the road seemed to ooze salt residue that gave me a good slip sideways on a corner above Britannia….Kirk took a slip on the other side of the town. It was a good reminder to also keep the ride relatively slow and gentle.

I also had an unpleasant surprise in Lion’s Bay when a car was passing us on the left and I was keeping an eye on the driver. Suddenly a siren went off and I kept looking in my left mirror to see where it was coming from. I was so busy looking that way that I hadn’t realized there was an on-ramp to the right of me and I almost got creamed by an ambulance that appeared seemingly out of nowhere.

Still getting the spidey-senses back in tune for the coming season!

A few idiot drivers, but nothing out of the ordinary, and safely home to warm up.

Still so amazed to be out on the bikes this early.

Porteau Cove

10 Comments

  1. Stephen L D'Agostino March 1, 2015 at 3:42 am - Reply

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  2. Randy DeBin March 1, 2015 at 4:20 am - Reply

    Gotta be gentle with the big power and the cold tires, but another sunshine ride in February?? I’ll take it!

  3. Paige Ackerman March 1, 2015 at 4:24 am - Reply

    Yup….don’t like that salt stained asphalt….slippy…but as you say, riding in February, I’ll take it, but gently.

  4. sullivanj487 March 1, 2015 at 4:24 am - Reply

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  5. Randy DeBin March 1, 2015 at 4:25 am - Reply

    And hope they don’t sprinkle fresh rock salt at the end of your driveway. That ends poorly.

  6. Paige Ackerman March 1, 2015 at 4:27 am - Reply

    Yes…I am very aware of that one after your encounter…

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  10. opal c March 1, 2015 at 3:29 pm - Reply

    Very lovely setting of the moon above the trees. The sky is gorgeous.

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