Sixteen hundred miles on the motorcycle these last few days.
Whewww....my butt is sooorrrreeeee!
It may not have been the most fun bike experience ever, but I sure loved getting away with My Honey for a bit. But it makes me appreciate being home...A LOT!
It was mostly a cold ride. Thursday, it was brutal cold, but we made it 500 miles to Elko, NV. My Honey, rough, tuff biker that he is will never admit it was cold. Me? Being the delicate, sensitive flower that I am (snort)...was frozen rigid. Fifty pounds of leather and layers and layers of clothes was not enough. Friday riding into Sparks, NV was nice and Sunday riding back to Wendover, NV/UT was nice. Monday morning it was raining and we rode right into a rain storm going into Salt Lake. After 150 miles of riding in increasingly heavy rain, My Honey pulled off and we got a room for the rest of the day. It was too dangerous to ride. This morning we rode over the last pass coming through the mountains (Soldier Pass) and got to enjoy being snowed on a bit. Thankfully, once we dropped down into the desert again, it was bearable and we roared through the last 150 miles home in moderate conditions.
Not a one, my friends!
I was bundled up like an Eskimo most of the time and counting mile markers to the next stop. Let me tell you....getting on and off the bike when you are bundled up like that is no easy feat. LOL So much for being the ultra-cool biker chick. ;-)
The highlight of the trip (besides getting to spend several days with MH) was getting to meet Funder. She braved coming to the convention center after her brutal 50 mile ride the day before and had breakfast with me. The time went way too fast. I'm pretty sure I would have enjoyed visiting with her for the entire day if we hadn't had to head out. I'm sure she was glad to get to head home and hold down the couch though. I could tell she was definitely sore.
All of the animals survived in our absence, as did Meg. I had arranged everyone so that Meg was not overwhelmed with chores while we were gone, so the ponies were pretty happy to get back on their regular schedule tonight. We only had to wrangle one cat out of a tree and I think my Red Dog gained 10 lbs while I was gone. Meg rode Moon for me in my absence, but the dogs won't go with her. That really pisses her off-LMAO.
As much as I didn't really feel like getting off the bike and jumping on a horse, Moon has to be rode daily to keep his condition level up, so I took a bit of a nap and went straight to riding this evening.
Yup...I'm home and it feels gooooodddddd!