is finally yielding, though not without a struggle gentle readers, to Persephone, Goddess of Spring!  While we still have over a foot of snow in our yard and thought there is no sign of crocus’ or daffydoodles anywhere near my yard lol, the temps are slowly rising and the sun is gaining its strength and remaining in the sky longer and longer with each passing day.

It helps that daylight savings is next week <seg>.  Oh to gain that extra hour of daylight….

But march comes in like a lion and out like a lamb and i’m sure old man winter still has a few tricks up his nasty little sleeve for us.  I’ve been keeping  a close eye on the weather and the El Nino and especially the weather in texas as that seems to be bringing the weather that dumps boucoup snows on us (thanks guys lol i love you too).  We were however fortunate to miss the last storm that just hammered new england with the stalled front that is technically a philly phenomenon.  Better them than us lol.  We’ve snoverdosed.

The last few days have brought us temps in the mid to *gasp* high 40’s!!!  HOLY SHIT BATMAN SAY IT AINT SO!!!  Yet the snowpack in our yard isn’t melting lol.  It’ll be there till April i bet. (May if our luck holds true lmsao).   Thats what you get for living in the woods, on a hill and facing north *g*.  Yet when i come down from my hill and go just a mile and a half down the road, i actually see green!  sigh.

But rumor has it that tomorrow we’re going to hit 56ish and i told my beloved grumpy we’re riding come hell or high water.  I need my zen time.  I need the quiet time on the bike (despite the drag pipes lol) putting down the road, seeing fallow fields getting ready for the plow, cows approaching calving time – all the signs that Persephone is coming back from Hades.  And of course hearing the potato potato potato of the pipes as we gently cruise down the back roads on a chill day.  I’ll be bundled up in my leathers, my legs wrapped around grumps with my head back, a smile on my face  so i can feel the weak sun on my face and know that life is good.

I noticed yesterday on my smoke run that the bikes are starting to come out of their winter storage.  It made me feel good.  We’re getting the itch – the itch to hit the ground running and feel the road beneath our rubber and watch the miles ride behind us.   Im hoping to meet some friends down at the Union Hotel in merryland this summer.  Its been a while and the Union is a rockin biker bar in port deposit merryland.  During the summer they have live bands on the weekends and i’d be remiss if i didnt give a HUGE shout out to their pit sammiches (roast beast and ham) and horseradish.  Its that good!  You can eat at the bar – they bring the food over from the restaurant and the food is really good as well, but a tad pricey imo.  Stick with the shots and beers and the pit sammichs and you cant go wrong.

Just remember to watch the weather if your riding down there.  Last time grumps and i and his friends rode down for an afternoon, we got caught in a horrendous thunderstorm with sky to ground lightning.  I dont recommend that for anyone lol and we dont own rain gear lol.  Yet.  At one point we had to pull over under an over pass and every few seconds another bike pulled over next to us lol.  I think we were there for a good hour sharing the camaraderie of the road!  When the torrential downpour finally calmed down to a drizzle, we decided we could make it home (we were still about 40 minutes from home lol).  We made it to the WaWa for coffee and i drained my boots of the water that was sloshing around my toes lol.

Ahh adventures in motorcycling.  I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.  Its the only place I’m truly happy – on the back of grumps bike.

I cant decide on which tunes to leave you with so i will give you several

Hot Tuna Sunny Day Strut

Hot Tuna Highway Song

and in honor of our torrential downpour lol i give you The Water Song