22 May 2011

Making the Most of it.

I have not been posting as much as I would like for the last couple of months. My time has been so limited that when I can ride or get some fun in the blog has gone to the wayside.

Well I am not going to rant about work or other things that have been taking up more time than I would like. But last week I had to take a trip to Smyrna TN for some training. I did not want to go but I did try to make the best of it!

I owned two Land Rovers over the years and as bad as it is to keep them up and running I still like them. I just like that somebody else has to deal with the maintenance issue. But I did find this Defender 110.

I don't know the year of the Defender but it was in good shape. With a little bit of work it could be a great truck for adventure. Plus it is plain cool!

Since I could not pack the bike up and bring it with me I did bring the running shoes. Running in the hotel gym just sucks! After taking a look at the map, I figured I could make a big loop around the hotel area. It was pretty cool to find an old farm just on the backside of the hotel.

I hope things start to calm down! But for now I will make the most of it.

01 May 2011

I had to Pull the Plug!

If you remember I posted here that I was planning on taking a trip on the C and O Canal. Starting out today would have been the first day on the trail.

With a lot of regret, Friday morning I called it off. I had been thinking about it Thursday night and it was due to weather. By the time I checked a few emails it was also going to be work.

Today I don't feel so bad after checking the weather again.

The forecast is rain all week. I just did not want to ride 380 miles in rain. I also did not know that flooding had been an issue about two weeks ago. But check out where a Boy Scout Troop was rescued from a campsite on the canal.

So a new date and more planning will go in to this trip later this year.