Getting Some Much Needed Vitamin HD

Where has the summer gone? It seems to be flying by along with the opportunities to get on the Harley and take a trip. Or even just a ride. It seems the weather doesn’t cooperate or people are working, or have other plans and the time and the days tick away.

Life has been stressful these days so when the weather turned gorgeous finally-no humidity, no rain-we decided to take a short ride with our good friends.

I feel lucky to be living where we do. We can pull out of our driveway in the country and just have road, blue skies and green everywhere.

And of course…cornfields.  Lots of miles of beautiful green cornfields!

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Beautiful Clear Lake is close by, so it is a perfect place to take a ride around on a day like today. We take the back way there, so there is much less traffic and much more scenery.

One must stop on your way around the lake is a very busy destination-The Viking Drive-Inn. It is know all around for the place to stop for soft serve ice cream! If you are a first timer, there is one thing you must know.  The sizes are GENEROUS!  Here is mine-a small twist!

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Back around the rest of the lake before heading home.  It is so great to take in the sun, the sky, the water, the green, the fresh air, the breeze.

I highly recommend these short trips at any time. Sometimes it isn’t about how long you are on the bike, but that you are.

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Wednesday + Beautiful Weather = Bike Night

Most areas around the country have some form or other of a bike night. That is no different here. A long time tradition in our area is Wednesday night Bike Night. Weather permitting of course. It is always held at The Other Place in Clear Lake. In the past, it was tables under tents and an outside grill for hamburgers.  It has since morphed into an outside permanent deck being built that can be used for Bike Night and other things.

As with anything motorcycle, holding Bike Night depends on the weather, and last night, it was perfect!

We met friends in town and even picked up my cousin and his wife for their first Bike Night with us! It isn’t a long ride over to Clear Lake, but the idea of bike nights most of the time, isn’t a long ride but a chance for a quick ride and hanging out for a bit with friends and getting some good food, too.

When the weather is as nice as it was, I even enjoy that short ride to Clear Lake!

For such a beautiful night, there wasn’t a huge crowd, but it was a decent one.  We parked, got in line for our choice of hamburgers or brats with chips and beans or a delicious slice of one of their great pizzas!  We grabbed a table and got to talk and hang out a bit, saying hello to friends.

Soon, it was time to head home and enjoy, once again, the beautiful weather on the way.

I really enjoy Bike Nights. It gives us a chance to get on the bike, even if for a short time. We get to enjoy the weather, the beautiful green of our state, and the incredible skies. Best of all, is the chance to hang out with friends that enjoy motorcycles, too!