Playin' in the Dirt and Ducking the Storms!
Trip Start Jan 01, 2008
104Trip End Dec 31, 2008
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One evening during the week, we went for a drive through nearby Williamstown and Redfield, areas where Greg used to snowmobile, "back in the day". They're beautiful, hilly, wooded areas, but certainly weren't recognizable to him without the 4 feet or more of snow he used to see
Then, today, we took a drive down to Speedsville, where old friends Larry Barnes, his son Dave, and Dave's Better Half, Lisa, (these are the same folks we partied with at our friend Pat's Place in February and March, down in Florida) were racing their dirt bikes in a Hare Scramble, in which they beat themselves up for 2-3 hours riding through muddy, heavily forested trails in a multi-class, timed event. They've all been doing this for quite a while - Larry, and then Dave, were both pretty much raised on it, as Larry's Dad, Davey (Pat's husband) was New York State Enduro Champion for many years! I enjoyed taking pictures of Lisa's new toy - aka an adult tricycle - it's the new 3-wheeled motorcycle from Bombardier, called the Spyder (this is her road bike - NOT what gets taken on the trails!). They're still in limited production, so everywhere she goes, people stop and stare! After they all got cleaned up and somewhat recovered from their exhausting day, we all went out to dinner at a great Chinese restaurant...and once again, the rain that had held off all day let loose with a vengeance as we drove home that night! Timing is everything!