Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Let met start off by saying sorry for being gone for so long…not really sure where I’ve been…I guess I just have not been in a blogging mood…well I’m BACK!!! Can’t wait to catch up on my friends blogs…trust me I will.
Ok back to the title…it been about a week and a half since I road my motorcycle due to the cold and rain…well yesterday I checked the weather channel online…28 degrees with a ten percent chance of rain. Time to RIDE!!! For you guys and gals that follow my blog , you know I ride almost every day unless it's more than a thirty percent chance of rain (that’s my cut off) even then I may take my truck to work in the morning and come home at lunch and bring back my bike.

I cranked the bike and drove to work…Wow!!! I was amazed at how much I love riding that bike…its like crack…I’m telling you…well for me anyway. Ha-ha. I was wearing my AT&T uniform as always…jackets great, but the thin dress pants give my legs little protection from the cold, but the ride went off without a hitch…made it to work, was a little cold but feeling good. THEN THERE WAS THIS MORNING!!! Looked online again…Hmm (I cut and pasted the note below from the weather channel)

But what it does not show in the note above was it is getting up in to the fifties by lunch…I guess this clouded my judgment…

Well my friends…let me tell you if you live in the south and are use to weather in the nineties…21 degrees is COLD…Very COLD!!!

Not to mention I’m doing sixty miles and hour down the highway in khaki pants…here is how it went, around the half way point…I lost my legs…they were gone…not sure where they went…but I assure you…THEY WERE GONE!!! Next came my hands (even wearing thick Tour Master gloves) they started stinging…who am I kidding…THEY WERE GONE TOO!!! Oh yea I forgot to mention my 5 dollar sunglasses that I wear…would freeze over with a sheet of ice as I stopped at lights from my breath sneaking out from the face mask I was wearing. NO vision, no hands and no legs…wow that made for a fun ride to work.

Well I made it, jumped off the bike, ran into the office and drank about 50 cups of hot coffee

(ok I’m lying a bit…it was more like 25 cups of coffee) then came the…lets call it the office humor…I think everyone in the entire building came around to my desk, to tell me…
Are you stupid or something?

Are you Crazy? …

well you get the point…ha-ha.
Well the moral to this story…Add 21 degrees and under to my list of when NOT to ride…and for you Na sayer’s out there…you know who you are…you’ll just have to be jealous as I ride off into the sunset after work in fifty degree weather this afternoon, well worth the punishment of the morning ride…Ahhh what a ride.
Big Al


Fiddle Mike said...

Good to see you back, Al. You know that our southern blood is designed to carry off heat, not horde it, right? Good blog.

david said...

That's not the only body parts you said you lost.

Mr. Motorcycle said...

Are you stupid or something? Are you crazy?

LOL! I've ridden in much colder. It sucks.

Julie said...

Ha Ha! You sound like me. I drive home at lunchtime to get my bike too(both ends of the riding season), but I've found that my lower temperature cutoff keeps inching up each year. Rain doesn't scare me, but I won't ride with any precipitation if the temp is below freezing. Dude! Get yourself some chaps before something important freezes and breaks right off.

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