It's been a while since I've done a plain and simple ride report.
And that's what it was today, plain and simple. After getting some things done in the morning, I headed out in the afternoon to play.
One last piece of business was to stop Concord DMV to renew my license. I was surprised with clerk asked me if I "wanted" to keep the MC on my license. "Why yes, that is how I got here." I wonder if women tend to drop their endorsement?
I then headed to Hopkington, NH to pick up the Northern New England tag which has been languishing since Sept 26th. I think there are too many TOR games going...
I stopped at the covered bridge first, there was already a photographer there! We tried to ignore each other. I was kind of blocking traffic.
Then down around the corner for the Tag.
Look at how incredible the weather is, it was in the low 60's, very nice for October. A real score for a day off!
Then I traveled 127N to catch 93 for the next tag. I can't recall taking this road before, not an easy thing to say when traveling in state. It was a very nice wooded back road, with gentle turns.
Today is the day that Garmin decided it would retire. It booted up, but is not taking screen commands. I had neither directions nor the name of the road I needed but I had a good idea where it was. And for once, I was right!
I found Tripoli Road in Thornton (Campton?) and followed it to Waterville Valley.
Here is the tag I was going for, but alas, I was Bruced.
No matter, it was my first time on the road, and I really enjoyed it!
May I say once again, it's great to have the right bike for the job
There you have it, just the right mix: a day off, good weather, good road and just a little sense of urgency for us here in New Hampshire as we know our days on two wheels are numbered