So what if it was raining, it was a light rain after all. I put on my waterproof liner under my riding jacket and headed out on Brigitta, my '87 R80 Airhead Beemer. She started right up with a little help from the choke I'll admit but then ran smoothly throughout the ride.
The rain was really light, the wind was a bit strong at times but nothing that was "terribly exciting", the skies were overcast and gray and yet, it was better than sitting at a desk staring at a computer monitor!
The coolness of the evening and the gray horizons enclosed me as I rode along, water puddles reminding me that hydroplaning is something to consider more seriously when on two wheels.
To paraphrase a recent posting's content by Behind Bars Brady, I watched in my mirrors the wakes left by my motorcycle's wheels on the wet streets.....and the world was right for that little while.
Darkness fell, it was time to "head for the barn".
I offer you these photos of Brigitta. The first is barely tweaked using Google's online photo tools that used to belong to picnik.com.
That's Mount Evans in the distance, the
nearer formations are the "foothills"
Above is my "going to town" with the HDR tool
Rainy evening in Denver