Sunday, June 17, 2012

Father's Day Evening Ride

Happy Father's Day to you out there who are fellow fathers.....

Quiet day for me, the morning was mostly consumed dealing with work matters as there's a major release going on with the software offerings at the company I am contracting at.

Lunch was sumptuous, thanks to my loving wife and the help of my sons who helped her prepare said lunch.  

I spent the afternoon hanging out with my boys, doing a repair chose with Miles and finishing that with a good session of an "antique" video game called "Doom".  Patrick hung out with us as we played, offering somewhat helpful remarks and kibitzing.

Went out after dinnertime, having waited for the sun to be somewhat lower in the sky and not blazing hot as it had been all day.  Temperatures read in the mid 90s and it felt like it when out in the sun!

I rode Valencia, my 2011 Ural Patrol Sidecar Rig and she did great.  I wandered about the prairie-bordered county roads to the Northeast of my home neighborhoods and happened upon this field of wheat which had yet to be harvested:

Amber waves of grain.....

Moseying on, not in a rush and no real traffic to speak off to push me along at or above the speed limits, I enjoyed passing farm lands and ranches, not a person out and about.  The breeze was picking up as the sun crept slowly towards the horizon, cooling me off nicely as I rode.

I ended up going through the small town of Watkins, then turning back West towards "the city".  As I cruised south on Gun Club Road, the sun was setting nicely against part of the front range mountains and I stopped Valencia on Jewell Avenue, next to the E-470 Slab for these shots:




Then it was homeward bound in the gathering darkness, the headlight beam on Valencia showing me the way.  Hope you got a ride in today.

7 comments:

RichardM said...

Very nice sunset photos. No long rides, just some running around.

RichardM said...

I ran into another Denver area Ural rider, Ken R. He was on his way up to Barrow (not on the Ural)...

Charlie6 said...

Hi Richard,

Ken R? I don't think I've heard the name from the other Uralisti....did you tell him about the group I ride with?

dom

IRISH Murph said...

Happy Fathers Day Dom.

I was talking to Mum on Boulder, she mentioned the temperatures were climbing all right.

Stay cool my friend ;-)

Murph

RichardM said...

I didn't remember the group but did point him to your blog and newspaper byline.

BeemerGirl said...

Why does it seem that mothers want attention and pampering on Mothers day. And fathers want some "me" time on the bike or boat or golf course? :)

Glad you had a decent day and got in a ride.

Charlie6 said...

RichardM, thanks for giving him the links.

BeemerGirl....it's just the way males are put together I guess!