Saturday it had been nice all day long. I kept hearing the roar of motorcycles coming through the open windows in my house. With each roar came the pangs of wanting to ride...needing to ride. I wasn't counting on it though because Dan had been ill'n and I'm sure it's not fun to handle a heavy chrome horse when you don't feel well. 6 pm rolls around and I hear the garage door go up. The moment of truth is upon me...will it be yay or nay? In walks Dan...he looks at me and says..."Why are you not all biker chicked out and ready to go? The Glide is leaving in 15 minutes." Let me tell you I was outside and ready to go even before Dan was! So we get on the road and head toward Ankeny. I'm thinking in my head...why does he always go this way whenever we are just going for a "ride". Stop light, Stop light, Stop light, Stop light, Stop light, Stop light, Stop light, left turn...why are we turning onto Interstate 35 going North, my mind wonders...hmmmmmmmm...are we going to Ames?? We ride on down I-35...the chilly breeze felt good...I was loving the feeling...all caught up in the ride. Along comes the Maxwell exit and we take it. Hmmmmmmmm...are we going to Mitzi and Todd's? Nope...at the top of the off ramp there is a Miller Light Beer Banner that says Water Street Bar and Grill Bike Night - Cambridge. Dan points at the banner and gives me the thumbs up. We roll into this small town that I'd never been too before. There were probably about 15 bikes total when we arrived. Small but hey...it was their first one. Clutch from KGGO was there and the Water Street Bar had a band scheduled for later. We hung out and walked around and looked at the bikes. Watched people ride into town.
The first two photos are the American Legion Riders from Des Moines.
And my favorite photo of the night!!
We saddled back up on the Glide and took off to ride. Saturday night was a great surprise! Sometimes I do love surprises when it includes a motorcycle and riding!
Monday I get a call at work asking me to pick up my nephew Nolan because he's going home with Dan's folks. We get back to my house and as he runs into the garage he sees the motorcycle and asks if he can sit on it. Sure thing...hop on.
And of course he wants to start it up so Dan gets on and starts it up for him.
I think we have a future biker on our hands because he really wanted to go for a ride. Next time Nolie...Next time you come over you can have a ride! :)