Things sure can change in a matter of just a few days. Just ask John Kerry... Doh!
Last week the weather here in Asheville was warm and sunny with the leaves peaking their guts out and grey-haired leaf-lookers camped out at every parkway overlook .. This week itís been cold, windy, rainy, with many trees already bare and nary an old codger in sight.. While there are still some areas on the back side of Black Mountain (off I-40 E) that are just now peaking ... itís painfully obvious that fall is here and winter is lurking just under her short skirt..
I stayed out for almost 2 hours today thanks to my Widder heated vest, my Carol Davis Fleece underwear, and heated grips and honestly never got cold except for my outer hands. Temps ranged from 42 at the house to 32 up on the parkway.. Iíd forgotten that we have an ice warning icon on the "S" dash... It reared itís snowflake-looking head today when the temps dropped to 33 degrees.
The parkway was virtually abandoned all the way to Craggy Gardens. The rangers have shut the parkway down at that point as there is black ice just beyond that area so I had clear sailing while out...
If anyone is interested...( that means you CBNFVR with your new "Black Beauty".).. it looks like me and DYL (Jim Kriner) are going to meet up on the parkway Saturday around noon-1PM for a ride down Hwy 276 towards Brevard if anyone would like to join us.. Temps are supposed to be in the low 50's or so... PM me if anyone wants to hook up with us..
Took a few shots today.. The light was waning so they arenít the best, but.. hey.. theyíre free..
Ya'll stay warm now.. ya hear...
PS.. The more I ride this bike.. the more I am convinced it's the finest motorcycle I have ever owned..