Thursday, August 21, 2014

No Skulls?

Yes, I rode to work today.

And . . .

It felt like Summer.

When I rode home the heat index was 105F/40.5C. The dewpoint was 73F/23C. It was too hot for Pee Wee to be sitting out on his porch.

But, last night he was out and had his bike out. Not his new Busa, rather his old reliable, the bike he rides to work. I hadn't seen it in a while. I asked him where the skulls were. He told me he'd taken off not long after his friend died. His friend had made a left into an oncoming truck. After his friend's accident he stopped riding for a time. He needed some time to grieve. Now he's back to riding and it seems to be a good thing. With the bike painted solid matte black the neighborhood kids have taken to calling it the Batman Bike. He guesses he'll leave the skulls off, well, at least for a while.

Richard, here's a photo from today's ride home. You commented on the light traffic in a photo I posted in an earlier post. This is more like what traffic looks like on a daily basis. Not bad by any stretch of the imagination, but not as light as the other photo made it look.

I didn't take a photo, but it was the usual three riders in the lot today. Chieftain Rider, "Blue" Harley Rider, and me. With there being 0% chance of rain, I thought there might be more. I guess it was, too, hot.

Tomorrow is supposed to be more Summer. I'm glad we got some before we were into Autumn.

  • 76F/24C and partly cloudy for the ride to work.
  • 95F/35C and partly sunny for the home ride.


  1. Still not too crowded. At least there is considerably less than I thought there would be in a major city like St. Louis.

  2. That heat index doesn't sound like fun at all. Not bad if you can keep moving but stopped at light - ick blah.

    Do you at least have a nice breeze to help with it?