Sunday, July 24, 2016

Odd Summer

This has been a really odd summer. I haven't spent this much time away from home for work since I worked at JPL (Jet Propulsion Lab) back in the early 1980's. But there is no intent for this to continue in the future. The logistics support organization is planning to add IT support to the other support that they supply to the research community.

I came back to Fairbanks a week ago on Saturday and I've been able to ride just about everywhere since I've been back. Actually went through four tanks of gas. Today, there was a group ride to the Monderosa Bar & Grill just outside of Nenana. Really good burgers. There were five of us on a wide variety of bikes. R1, R1200GS, KLR, a cruiser (I don't remember what it was) and the Ural. Of course, I was sweep. The KLR rider was thrilled that he wasn't the slowest one. Actually, the Ural ran really nice with cruising speeds between 60 and 65 for just about the entire trip. This was my type of group ride. We all knew where the destination was and there was no expectation that the group stays together. This is the first sunny day we've had since I've been back. Lots of rain.

I will be heading north in a little over a week and again around the end of the month.

6 comments:

SonjaM said...

What an interesting mix of bikes, Richard.

redlegsrides said...

"The KLR rider was thrilled that he wasn't the slowest one." :)

RichardM said...

It was an interesting mix. A couple of cruiser riders who usually join in on these rides couldn't make it.

RichardM said...

Last month he said that he was far behind the rest of the group.

Trobairitz said...

I am glad you've been able to get out and ride so much while you are home.

RichardM said...

I just take the Ural anytime I need go anywhere. And there were a lot of local errands.