Sunday, January 11, 2009

16 days on the road?

I had lost interest in the Sunday afternoon football game after about 10 minutes and had actually started to nod off. My wife, having grown up in the Nazarene church, calls these short respites on Sundays a "Nazarene Nap".

Whatever you call them, I sometimes categorize them as therapy, recuperation, or just well deserved. Today's nap was probably out of boredom as the weather is not the least bit hospitable toward two wheeled riders. Although we didn't get the 3 to 6 inches of snow they first forecast, we did get about a quarter inch of ice yesterday and now light snow is falling.

Anyway, I was about half awake when the phone rang. Caller ID said it was a riding buddy so I picked up and acted like I was wide awake which must not have fooled him because the first thing out of his mouth was, "You awake?"

My buddy said he had a plan for the "trip of a lifetime" and then laid out a thumbnail sketch for me.

Fly out to San Francisco where the bikes would be trucked a week earlier. Then travel north along the California, Oregon and Washington coasts. Then head east to Idaho, down into Utah and then Colorado and maybe Kansas or Nebraska. A total of 16 days starting near the beginning of July.

"Think about it," he said. "Talk it over with the wife," he said.

Needless to say, I was wide awake with my brain running in high gear. No more dozing for me.

This really would be the trip of a lifetime.

6 comments:

Rick said...

Sounds like a great ride. Ihave to tour that area, but it is on the agenda. Hope you can do it!

MOM said...

Go for it!!! You will have a fantastic time.

Baron's Life said...

You wanna tour the Pacific North West during that time... Either you don't know the kind of liquid sunhine we get then or you're just plain crazy...draw another plan.

Micah said...

That sounds like a great trip!

irondad said...

It's 16 days on two wheels. Just be forewarned. That won't be the trip of a lifetime. You'll start planning the next one as soon as your back end recovers a bit!

Doug C said...

This is definitely a course that should not be chosen unadvisedly. There’s meeting scheduled for later this month where more details will be revealed and discussed. I’ll be in attendance.