Today we have returned from this year’s Adventure Ride to Hazard, KY. The ride consisted of trips to and from Hazard (about 580 miles each way) with planned day rides organized by Don Shore, that ranged anywhere from 160-240 miles. Miles alone can’t describe the trip, with countless twists and turns, hill climbs and narrow back country roads. Technical proficiency in riding was either required or quickly learned. Weather turned out to be great, despite an ominous beginning with a rainstorm dampening the breakfast departure. But, with one minor exception, we were blessed with sunshine and warmth. To hear more about our ride and to start discussion about next year, come to our meeting this week. As you know a lot of work gets put into arranging these events, and I’d like to once again thank Don Shore and Doug Koglin for their energy, and all of our riders, over 14 in number with a couple last minute cancellations, that make these trips so special.
We still have riding opportunities coming up… including our Chapter Dinner Ride to the Wind Point Lighthouse on Sept. 24th and our Fall Color Ride on Oct. 22. In between there are some less organized events, including possible rides to the Sandwich Fair and the Oregon Fall Festival (including Stronghold Castle) the weekend of Oct. 1-2.
Clearly, this is a short message this month, as returning only hours ago, I am still recuperating. But we will be fully energized for our meeting on Sept. 11. Join us so that we can wind up our riding season in the next couple months on a high note. Weather permitting, we expect to have our normal post meeting ride.
Jim & Barb Kopchok