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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-25-2008, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
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One of the advantages of retirement is not being tied to the weekend and what ever weather your lucky enough to get for a ride.

I usually check the weekly forecast and look for possibilities a few days in advance. Even so, I still end up with some rain, fog or wind that the weatherman didn't tell me about. There name needs to be changed to weather guessers. :P

Today was different ... the forecast for Branson was clear sunny skies with a high of 58. In Morrilton it was supposed to get up to 61. That looked perfect for a ride. So this morning I got up to 26 degrees and waited until 9:00a.m. before leaving. This time of year it is good to give the deer some time to settle down.

I went to Russellville and took hwy 7 to Harrison and from there took 65 on in to Branson. I had hwy 7 completely to myself. There were probably 10 vehicles running South between Dover and Jasper. It was a nice quiet ride.

Now, back to the weather. At 2:15 running South out of Bransonon hwy 65 the temperature was 64 degrees! The weather guesser actually got it wrong in my favor this time!



BTW: Did not see a single deer anywhere!






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:PYou lucky dog!!!!!! Some of us have to work.:P

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:PYou lucky dog!!!!!! Some of us have to work.:P
Yeah! I was working to ... push right for that right hand curve ... then push to the left for thatleft hand curve ... all day long ....





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Grrrrrrrrrrr,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, I was plowing and salting today.

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Ah retirement,
You can go when you want and not worry about when you come back..............

Back to riding after a 30 yr lay off.. Started with a 86 Magna 750 on to a 02 Shadow 1100,99 Magna 750,91 ST1100, finaly a 93 Wing.. and now an 06 1800 Loven Life...
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