Thursday, September 27, 2012

Our Motorcycle Rides of 2012

Generally, it's still a bit early to throw in the towel and call it quits for the riding season. In years past we've taken weekend rides through September and October and even occasionally into November. Unfortunately, fall rides are not to be this year.

As some of you know, my wife was diagnosed with colon cancer 3 weeks ago. Since then she has had surgery to remove the tumor and is recovering well. Yesterday though, we got the news the cancer has spread into her lymph system and chemo &/or radiation treatments are in the offing. Frankly, I can't concentrate right now on road trip planning.

So, I'm going out on a limb here and assuming we're done riding for this year--I'm happy to be proved wrong.

During the months May through August we had opportunities to take 9 rides for a total of just over 2500 miles. Our pinnacle this year was several days riding the mountains of WVa while staying in a plush cabin. This year's total distance doesn't come close to the distances of past years (we've done several single rode trips that were in excess of 2500 miles), but this summer's rides were memorable nonetheless.

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