This time it wasn't because of work obligations (like the last 2).
Max was in the shop for his 6,000 mile maintenance. Change all fluids, new filters and a valve adjustment.
I was hoping I could get Max back from the shop in time for the ride, but some parts had to be ordered, and they didn't come in as expected. I was a bit miffed that they didn't call me and inform me of the delay, but there was little I could do about it.
A high percentage of my riding is just plain old commuting. It's nice to get out with other people on occasion and go riding with some good friends, a nice change of pace and scenery.
This ride started near the "Keeper of the Plains" statue on the river in the downtown area. Hardly a cloud in the sky, temps in the 70's, little wind, ideal conditions.
There were even some birds in the water.