(Copied from Ride Reports - Johnâ¢) Sometimes the most mundane day can lead to great adventures. A common errand run can be a trip into places you have never seen, yet you have been there many times. Today, it was my duty to deliver some things to the Rally Registration Chair, Polly. Wasn't a lot of stuff, Wasn't too far, so I figured I'd slow down a bit and make a little chore into something more, well, adventurous! Beautiful day out - I think I'll hop on the R 0050 GS Adventure and see where the ride takes me. Wow! This is gonna be some big-time fun! Let's go slay some dragons! First, I gotta make it to the end of the road... Staying off the major highways (always a good idea when you can't get over 40 mph) you see things the average tourist doesn't. And ain't that what "Adventure" means? This is the underside of the Natches Trace Parkway... Of course, no-one says you can't get just a little wild when you are out smelling the roses. That speedo says 38 mph, baby! Sometimes the scenery is bland, sometimes it is thrilling, and sometimes it is just plain ugly. But then, others may find beauty where I see utility. Hope my balls don't shrivel up from the ELF exposure... Some places are too damn scary to go slow through. This is where a tornado went through two years ago. Before that, you couldnt see past the trees, even in winter. Now there are no trees... Now I'm somewhere I shouldn't ought to be. Let's find a side road quick! Ahhhhh! That's better! I feel right at home. Cruising right along. Some curvies, some straight stretches, and a couple of good square corners. Those are fun on my Adventure. Here comes one now! Whoa! Stop! Somebody dropped their balls! Sometimes it pays to go slow and look around (or down). Well, lets just take our little trophy with us! Wheeeeeeeee! And here we are! Polly is waiting with a smile (and probably some cookies!). I pass by some places so often, but never see what is there. At half my normal speed I see things I don't have time for otherwise. This bridge foundation dates from who-knows-when, is right by the road, but not in a place I normally look. This is cool! This sign is at the end of one of my favorite little roads. Seems I'm not the only one fond of it. The Hysterical Society likes it too... Now comes the time for the one part I know I ain't gonna like. The hill back home. The GSA drops down to about 15mph for most of this hill. Maybe I'll help a bit with some legwork. Nah. Well, almost home. Head in, unpack, and see my wife. It's been so long! Happy New Year All!