Thursday, September 19, 2013

No plans..

We did manage to go on that motorcycle ride on Tuesday...  It was to Burlingame, Kansas...  That is 75 miles due West of us here in Overland Park and out in the country...

It is South of Topeka about 25 miles...  Kansas seems really rural out there, and the towns aren't very elaborate...  And neither was the restaurant...  But it did have a back room that we all were able to fit in, and they didn't mess up the orders...

I was good and ordered an egg and some sausage without toast or hash browns...  The diabetes usually won't tolerate those items very well...

This was the Wednesday group that usually rides from the Topeka area, as our KC group all went down into Arkansas for a three day ride in the twisties...

We had quite a rain storm here tonight, as a cool front went over about 6PM..  On Wednesday it was 92 as we rode back into KC...  But that won't last much longer, as looking at the long term forecast has highs in the upper 70s and lower 80s....

We also are having lots of rain, which is a sure sign that the season is turning...

Usually I park the bike in the garage on Sept 30, and don't even realize that the season just ended...  Maybe it will have to go to Arizona early this year....  But things are really without plans right now...  Well maybe just outright lost, would be more descriptive...

Retired Rod


  1. Good thing to go for a ride with the guys. It is very important to keep doing the same things for at least a year. Routine and friends are very helpful in developing the new life you are living.

    Getting chilly up here and my bike is packed away.

  2. Rod it is going to take lots of time to get over that lost feeling. Just take it day by day for a while. I am glad you have your bike club to keep you a bit busy.

    We think of you everyday and wish we could ease your pain just a bit.

    Take Care

  3. Good to hear from you...just keep putting one foot in front of the other. It's going to take time before life becomes any kind of normal again. You have lots of people who care thinking about you.

  4. I echo the above remarks, Rod. I hope you are doing alright.

  5. Great thoughts and suggestions offered in the above comments, Rod so I'll just echo them. My Uncle Jim, from Winnipeg, lost his wife of over 50 years just 18 months ago and he's coming out to Victoria for a visit in early October. It took him a while but he seems to be doing o.k. and is enjoying his new life and the support of his family and friends. Take care and great to hear from you.

  6. Nothing new from me, and certainly no "advise". "No plans" seems to be the theme around here too.
    Just take one day at a time.

  7. Howdy Rod,

    Cycling will 'blow' the hurting thoughts out of your mind, 'cause if you don't keep your ' mind-in-the-middle', you'll be doin' the 'rectum-trouble' slide or the pee-kup jump !!! OUT IN THE COUNTRY is where you want to be at this time, less traffic and faster speeds... I sure do wish I was around to say silly thangs and try to make you chuckle !!!
    Hiway US 83 runs just 30 miles West of the ranch !!!!

    Just hang in there, pet Ms Biscuit and try to have a HAPPY DAY, friend !!!

  8. Rod - Glad to hear that you are getting out and about, you continue to be in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time!

  9. one day and often times just one hour at a glad you got out for a bike are in our thoughts and prayers

  10. We're thinkin about ya up here in Ontario Canada Rod. Stay strong & things will sort themselves out........ Extra hugs for Biscuit:))


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