First I'd like to thank Andy Harmon for putting together a ride. After I created 'Ride to Glory' it occurred to me that leading a ride with such a new bike (I just picked up a BV350 the week before) may not be the best idea. I would also enjoy following someone else to give me time to figure out 'how' to ride my new scoot. Coming from a Buddy was bound to carry an adjustment. As it happens, I was right; Not only because I crashed the BV (more on that later) but because Andy put a nice simple ride together.
From Lexington Diner to Old Taylor. Aside from the storms aftermath that Woodford Co is trying to dig out of this was a great ride. Great weather and a couple of good burgers made it a day to remember. Quick thanks to Karen Diggs and Christine Rupp for coming out for a bit.
Next I'd like to thank Jack Roberts and Rod Rupp. When I went down, these two sprung to my aid (no fault to Andy as he was leading so he didn't realize for a moment and made his way back once he did). I was down a small hill from the road headed head first toward a nice gravel driveway. Lucky for me those trees were in the way! To be honest it happened so quick I don't know if I flipped/rolled/or just slid. What I do know is that gear and some form of luck kept it from being much worse. All in all, my '100 miles on it' BV and I were fine, save for some fresh character.
Last I'd like to thank Emily, my wife. Mostly for keeping her distance once she saw the bike. Weeks of obsessing the purchasing decision, a full day of me gone to Nashville (thanks for the grub company, Mitch), and a bunch of money that's really for something else and she keep control of herself when what she wanted to do was smack me. - Leonard III