The weather has definitely turned for the worse. Seems like it’s been raining, windy, and cold for two weeks now. I’m so close to my goal of 5,000 miles that I can taste it. Was away from home much of the previous two weeks. Funny how as soon as I got home I headed out to the garage to sit on the bike. What the heck am I going to do this winter while it’s in storage? I did ask for visitation rights. 🙂

It was a pretty crappy day today too. Actually woke up out of town, but got a call from my son that put my tail in the car immediately. He was pretty sick. Missed out on my work commitments, but I could tell he was really feeling bad. Got home, took him to the doctor (strep & pneumonia), got his meds, and put him to bed. Had seen only a couple of bikes out today, but looking at the forecast, it looked like my best chance to get the last 40 or so miles in. Need to run up to the office anyway. Just over 50-degrees (F) when I started, but I did a loop around town twice and it had dropped into the 40s by the time I was done. Should have done one more loop, which would have put me over the top, but my hands were getting cold, it was getting dark, and the Twins were starting the baseball playoffs. Headed home, but determined to get those last few miles in come hell or high water. Since it looks like I’ll hit my mileage goal I may trailer the bike to the dealer at this point rather than try to ride it out there myself — unless there’s one more nice day that pops up in the next week or two.

Odometer: 4987