Originally Posted by meese
Looked like a nice ride. Down to Albany, back up 99W to McMinville for lunch (pizza? ice cream?), then back across the river and home.
Wish I coulda joined you.
Yeah, wish you coulda joined us too, but damn it was cold! What really happened today, enjoy!
Well... We did go on a ride today, but it wasn't to Florence. The conversation(s) went something like this:
Pauline: Do we need buy gas?
Ernie: Yeah, but not here, we got enough to get to Albany.
Pauline: Remember the last time you said that?
Ernie: (no response, but was looking at the miles to empty gauge nerviously)
Motorcycle: purrrrr, pffffft, zzzzzzzzzzz 3/4 of a mile from the gas station.
Pauline: It's really cold! My fingers a numb.
Ernie: Let's walk to the gas station! We'll get you to a warm place while I get the bike.
Two guys stop and give us a ride to the station.
To late to make the RTE in Florence - Alternate plan is put in place (Lunch at McMenimens Hotel Oregon in McMinnville ;-)
Pauline: Take me home the long way, ok?
Ernie: It's really cold!
It's a full circle thing...
Only 198 miles today, but the ride was worth it!
Florence RTE: My only DNF of this year...
BTW: Pauline doesn't think I'll fess up to this; psst, don't tell her I told ya...