|Fun In Idaho City Before HD Motorcycles
The V.P. called for a ride last Wednesday. Along with G-Man, the crew included Krome, Smooth, Grim and G-Man's son.
We left around 1 p.m. and headed for Highway 21 only to stop at the Chevron at Gowen and I-84. One would think that the person who called the ride would have known the OMC was going for a ride and would have gassed his Harley beforehand. D'oh. Anyway, after G-Man and his kid gassed up, we headed up Highway 21 with G-Man in the lead.
Having not ridden in the pack for quite some time, I took advantage of the opportunity to hone my pack riding skills. With Smooth ahead of me and Krome bringing up the "sweep", it was a very nice ride to Idaho City.
We stopped in Idaho City to rest our backsides and to get a treat. I had a Nemo's Banana Cake and iced tea.
We then headed on up to Lowman without sighting a deer the entire time. Traffic was non-existent. We stopped at the rest stop by Lowman for a bio break and photo opportunities. G-Man did not send me a picture for this blog post but I didn't ask him. Do I still have to ask for everyone to send me pictures of the rides?!?! Okay, I'll cut him a break.
I took the lead for the rest of the ride. There was much construction and waiting at flag persons and automatic traffic lights but we eventually made it to Garden Valley.
We stopped in Crouch to eat and were going to try a different restaurant from the one we usually attend. (G-Man and his kid stopped for gas at the Chevron while we scouted for food.) As luck would have it, Two Rivers Grill is only open Thursday through Saturday. We headed onwards to Wild Bill's only to find it closed at 4 p.m. and we were about a half hour past that.
So we headed to the old standby, The Longhorn, hoping the service and food would be better than usual. The Longhorn's karma must have felt the vibration of the OMC's "force" because the service was a little better and most of the group enjoyed an above average meal (mine was the best I had ever had there.....elk burger with an egg.) I did not ask for it really, really, really crispy.
The OMC and guest saddled back up and sailed into Boise with the wind at our backs and light traffic.
This was probably the last ride of the year with decent weather. Not too hot and not too cold. Just like my elk and egg burger. Thanks guys.