Monday, February 15, 2010

Snow.......Again!

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Well, it has been about eight weeks since I have ridden. It seems like ages. The weather has conspired against me. It has been cold, rainy, and occasionally snowy and icy. When it hasn't been bad weather, I have not been able to get out for other reasons.

This last Saturday, I had planned an easy trip to see a couple of local sights and, in between, have lunch at a place I have never been. Here was the plan:

  • The Central Railway Model and Historical Association is a model railroad club that has set up its layout in a house in Central South Carolina. They hope to be something like the Apple Valley Model Railroad Club someday.

  • Sardi's Den is a restaurant in Clemson South Carolina that is supposed to have great barbecued spareribs. (I think there may be a little college in that town, too. I forget.)

  • The Lunney Museum is over in Seneca South Carolina and is located in a California-style Arts and Crafts bungalow built in 1909. It contains a collection of Victorian furniture as well as Oconee County historic memorabilia.
The ride would have been about sixty-five miles, but with three long breaks, and none of it in the mountains. It would be a "get reacquainted" ride to polish my atrophying skills.

Well, my plans were dashed when it snowed a little more than two inches the night before. I pouted a bit, but I couldn't do anything about the snow. Even though it would be melted by the next day, I try not to go out riding on Sundays. Anyway, Sunday was Valentine's Day, and I needed to be with mine, my bride of thirty-five years.

In lieu of showing you some riding pictures, I am instead posting pictures of the snowy landscape near our house:
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Just after sunrise.

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The river flows amongst the snow-covered branches.

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A little rapids here.
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A lonesome horse waits.
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I have a friend who has snapped several excellent shots in his back yard. I asked him to allow me to post them here.

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[Above two photos courtesy of Fred]
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By the way, my Valentine gave me two nice-sized gift certificates to Cycle Gear. Isn't she the greatest?
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1 comment:

  1. Bucky:

    I just love to look at snow pictures and glad that we have none here, as Spring has arrived early

    bob
    bobskoot: wet coast scootin

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