Well, it is Easter already. Where has the time gone? It seems like it was just Christmas. Easter means a long weekend that might include a chance for some riding!
I did, on Friday. I took some time in the morning, revisiting some familiar local sights -- the Holly Springs Country Store, US-178, Sassafras Mountain, Table Rock State Park, Caesar's Head State Park -- and a little low speed practice at the DMV on the way back home. The weather was perfect, with temperatures ranging between 55 and 85 degrees, and low humidity, a real plus here in the south.
I was pretty excited to find that a technique I read about -- using the rear brake in tight downhill turns to keep the power on without gaining excess speed -- helps with stability quite a bit. I'll write a little about that later.
Easter is more than just another long weekend, though. It is the other part of the salvation story. I wrote about it at Christmas time. It is worth a look if you are not familiar with it.
The empty cross symbolizes the risen Savior, Jesus Christ. Here is a picture of a cross at a nearby church, taken on a foggy morning. Every time we pass a cross, we should remember what God did for us.
[Photo courtesy of Fred]