Through the Shenandoah mountains
Got up early this morning and did a nice test ride with Gastone on his new XChallenge.
Everything was going great till we stopped for a break and couldn't get his bike started again... ended up trailering it back home to do some diagnostics.
In the meantime I took to the beautiful Virginia backroads and got more familiar with my new bike.
With a little trail riding just for fun.
With the service complete and my test ride satisfied (more than 60 miles), I decided to complete my business and take to the road.
I heard traffic was snarled in post-Christmas mayhem on I-95, so I decided instead to head west in search of some higher elevation.
Look, ma. I found mountains!
The weather was cold in Fredericksburg, and downright frigid going through Shenandoah.
Thankfully the snow was only on the sides of the road.
I made it to Harrisonburg just after sunset and decided to call it quits for the night. I was beginning to shiver and didn't want to bother keeping an eye out for black ice.
The lady at the front desk gave me the weirdest look. I guess I looked a bit ragged after riding a few hours in 35 degree weather.
What a poser
All in all the day was great. A lot of good riding, lots of sun, and the beginning of a trip I have been anticipating for a long time.
Let's hope it doesn't snow tonight...