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.