Playin' in the Dirt and Ducking the Storms!

Trip Start Jan 01, 2008
Trip End Dec 31, 2008

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Monday, June 30, 2008

  I think I mentioned last week that Greg's wish for his birthday weekend was to go see the Dirt Modifieds run at nearby dirt tracks in Fulton (Saturday night) and Weedsport (Sunday Night).  Unfortunately, some pretty heavy storms whent through before race time on Saturday, so we missed that night's event.  Sunday was threatenig rain, but we went to Cayuga County Fairgrounds anyhow, and luckily, the rain held off, and we enjoyed a great night of racing.  We saw a beautiful sunset against an ever-darkening sky...and, as we left the track, the first drops hit the windshield, and we drove back to our RV park in torrential downpours, which continued all night long!  But we had gotten our racing in, and it was all good!
  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!  A rainstorm had gone through earlier in the day, and the cool of the rain on the warmth of the blacktop made for some beautiful, misty, woodsy photos - and the sun setting on the Salmon River Reservoir was breathtaking!
   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!
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