This report should be labelled--what I did while I should have been grading. Twice. Two days in a row. Finally got Imgur to take my photo uploads, but Relive quit working. I'll mess with that later. MondayDad stopped by the other night to show me the new rubber on his KTM. He is getting ready for a long stretch of riding out west. I'm looking forward to his report-assuming he writes one. It has been a crazy week-campus shut down due to a surge in Covid cases and I really needed the distraction. His visit made me more determined to get my bike out and these pics were the result. I'm slowly collecting the gear I need to ride dirt. Made use of the big discounts at this time of year and picked up a dirt bike helmet at close out prices. I took the beak off since I was only riding the roads today and the wind was up. Figured I wouldn't miss getting my head blown around on road. Probably won't need it until one or more of you get a dual sport, get in front of me on dirt and crack the throttle. It would be okay with me if I were to need it. Hint, hint. Used my ski googles, but will need a slightly smaller set. These were just a little big. Still, the helmets fits well and is comfortable Seemed to be in an old wooden post frame of mind. These pictures were taken over two days and two rides. Thursday's ride ended up being the longer and better of the two. I had decided to ride west to McCloud Nature Park. (The wooden fence is from that park.) At one point I found myself bombing along and realized I had fallen in to the trap of feeling an urgency to get to my destination and missing what I was riding through in the moment. I slowed down and enjoyed the sensation of riding the KLX and seeing what was around me. ( Doesn't hurt when WOT is good for 67 mph and the bike is really happiest between 50 and 60.) Great decision. The ride is the thing. The destination is secondary. I got home and finished grading the exams.