Monday, May 14, 2007
Sunday Family Day Ride
Not being burdened by the usual Mothers Day rituals, the teenage kid was nice enough to participate in a "Family Day" ride with Dad.
We actually started quite late 1:00 PM but the morning was cloudy and a little cold.
We rode NW on US 52 from joliet to Savanna Illinois and the Mississippi Palisades State Park.
It really is sad that so many families never find the wonders of nature, but just drive to and from 'corporate' activities in their SUV's with the kids strapped into car seats like little Mercury Astronauts watching some mindless Disney brain washing thing on the in-SUV DVD player. I really feel sorry for these kids and their future.
This was the Kid's first long ride of the year. By the time we got back, we put on about 375 miles.
From Savanna, we took IL rt 84 ( The Great River Road ) down to US 30, and back to US 52.
By then it was dark, and I dont like riding 2 lane roads at night so we switched to the 'Slab' ( I - 80 ) back home.
We did stop at a rest area because by this time, the Suzuki S40 ( 650 Savage ) of the Kid's had exhibited enough single cylinder roto-tiller type vibration to wipe out the almost 19 year old, supposedly indestructible teenager.
It was a great day.
A few more pictures are in the album: