2011 Let The Adventures Begin

Diana and I had ourselves an adventure on April 30th and May 1st to properly start the riding season. We were signed up to take a class with Ride Like A Pro Maryland located in Southern Maryland below Washington DC. The class would be on Sunday morning so we had to travel Saturday and stay overnight. I took this opportunity to test ride a new route to Fort Washington Harley-Davidson. While in Fort Washington I wanted to visit the fort that protected our nations capital from invasion via the Potamac River during revolutionary times. From there we would take the scenic route to our motel in La Plata, MD. This was a good opportunity to try out a portion of one of the Moto-Map routes in southern Maryland.

We took our class and tried some more backroads on the way home. We had a run in with a pony sized Rottweiler. Then we experienced rain while still south of the monstrous Bay Bridge crossing with three hours between us and home base in Delaware. We crossed the bridge with little problem even though we weren’t happy about crossing it in less than perfect weather. I blew a headlight bulb but was able to ride home using high beam. When Diana told me my bulb was out at a rest stop I was disgruntled and started to get off my bike… without putting the kick stand down. Bike tipped over and came to rest on brand new Cobra engine guard. Glad I invested in that thing.

We had ourselves quite the adventure. I’ll go into more detail over the next couple days.