Monday, May 26, 2008

Springtime ... and the ridin' is easy

This is a dandy time of year to be aboard the bicycle.

Since we got abundant snowpack over the winter, they decided to open the "rooster tail" spillway at Lucky Peak Dam for a few days over the long weekend. I rode up there Friday afternoon to check it out...


Worth the ride. (I heard the Dam Lady telling somebody that's 22,000 cubic feet of water per second. So it would take about 1 second to fill a 3000-square-foot house.)

On Memorial Day, I traditionally hop aboard the motorsickle and check out some cemeteries around the area. This year I decided to take a more limited loop aboard the bicycle. I rode to Pioneer Cemetery off Warm Springs. It was quiet out that way. Then I rode up to the Military Reserve Cemetery; the last 1/4 mile or so was dirt, but I anticipated that. Honest Abe and the Civil War reenactment boys came and put on a show.



It's a wonderful thing, to pause in the course of our normal activities to honor those who paid so dearly for the freedom we enjoy. Freedom is NOT free!

NOTE: Photos are "truncated" - click on any of 'em for better viewing options.


Apertome said...

Stunning photos, especially the first one ... and that looks like a fun ride, even with its somber theme.

Clancy said...

Nice photos, especially the second one.