Wednesday, June 24, 2009

A Sunday Ride

Each Sunday we try to take a least one little short ride through the Kansas Flint Hills. A couple of weeks ago, we took a longer route through Wabaunsee and Osage County, when it was a tad cooler. Today it is 100 degrees plus, but my dear husband rides anyway. He says he is the only one in "the big city" east of us that wears a long sleeve white shirt. There is a reason for that... no sunburn.

My dad has been riding for over 50 some years. I remember riding with him at the age of 5 years old. On the 6th of July, he will turn 80 years young and yes, he is still riding every day. We eat breakfast together about three or four times a week. I with my iced tea and him with his coffee buddies telling stories and kidding around. My dad proudly rides around 50 to 100 miles every day. One of the local bikers call him "The Million Mile Man". Sure is; his 1990 Harley has over 225,000 miles on it and just this past winter he finally had a new engine put in it; had it rewired and he says it runs like a top. Gotta love those mechanics at Topeka HD!

Although my husband's bike only has 125,000 miles on it (it is a 1999 HD), we keep on plugging the mileage. He will turn 60 years old this fall - while we are on our trip with the OZ HOGS to points south and west, then south and west....