Photos taken this past weekend at the Backbone Rock Recreation Area:
Old Rusty at High Rock, June 2010:
This Sunday will be three weeks since the accident. My ankle is better, only gets sore if I walk or drive too long. Dan’s toe is back to normal coloring. New Zoom? Unfortunately work on it hasn’t even started. The fate of when that will actually happen is held by the insurance company and bike shop gods. It’s very frustrating, although with the 90° weather we’ve been having recently I don’t know how adventurous I would feel about rides of length anyhow….
On Sunday we were hit by a car, about an hour away from home. It was a car pulling out of a driveway and unfortunately the driver wasn’t looking. We ended up on the opposite side of the road and it would have been much worse if Dan hadn’t been able to keep the bike up. At some point his foot must have hit the ground, his toe is bruised and the foot is sore. My right foot ended up between the bike and car. I was taken by ambulance to the hospital and have a bad sprain; I was sent home with an air cast and two prescriptions for pain meds. Dan offered to get the car or call a friend to drive me home but I had the feeling if I didn’t get back on the bike then it would be a long time before I did again.
May doesn’t seem to be our month for rides. Last year Old Zoom was in the shop for three weeks and didn’t get home until literally hours before we were supposed to be leaving on our big trip. New Zoom is in the driveway waiting to be towed and will most likely be in the shop for at least that same amount of time….
I guess it’s finally time to explain this post.
This actually happened back in August, I’m still kind of foggy about how it all started. Dan was looking at motorcycle ads, then we were talking about and comparing different touring bikes. He then found a 2012 Venture at Romey Cycles: great price including a five year unlimited mileage warranty and not terribly far from home so we planned a road trip to check it out.
When we parked (Old) Zoom in the dealership lot that Saturday morning I didn’t realize it was the last time I would see it. Went inside, saw the new bike…they offered us a good price on (Old) Zoom, got financing, lots of paperwork & signatures and we rode off on our first ever brand new vehicle!
I never did find out what happened to (Old) Zoom. Our salesman said the guys in the service department were pretty excited about it, a few of them showed interest. After checking both their pre-owned inventory and cycletrader.com for almost a month and finding nothing I hope that’s what ended up happening.
We’ve lived in Maryland for over 10 years. I absolutely do not miss Michigan or Ontario winters, but I’m still not used to summer weather here. While the calendar still says ‘summer’ we finally got a break from the heat and humidity today.
We had planned to ride but didn’t have a particular route or even destination. It was cool enough this morning that I wore both a long-sleeved t-shirt and my jacket. We ended up riding 260 miles in beautiful weather…had lunch at the Marshall VA location of El Agave, did the 211 ‘motorcycles high crash area’ onto Skyline Drive, home thru Shepherdstown and Harpers Ferry.
My neck is sore-nothing new-and I have windburn on my face but it was a great day and I’m very much looking forward to more fall-weather rides.