This past weekend was Memorial Day and I traveled to Alabama with Joey to meet up with Jeff, Karl, Chris, Scott, Loo, and Scuba. We drove down late Friday evening and with Joey’s bike needing a bunch of repairs we stayed up way too late. We got up early and tried to make it to Minooka OHV to ride before the forecast heat in the 90s got too be to much. Of course we rode way longer than we had planned but it was just too much fun. The new 250sx is far superior to the old 08 in almost every way possible. Any regret I had spending the money for it is long gone. On our way home we stopped by this little BBQ place and while the service wasn’t the greatest, the BBQ was pretty darn good. Capt. Tom could leave a little bit on portion sizes from this place. Once we got to Jeff’s house we relaxed the rest of the evening in his pool. Nothing says classy like Karl and an above ground pool.
We moved Sunday’s riding to The Ridge in Springville, Al. While Minooka was fun, The Ridge is a lot better. There are more trails, better dirt, and a couple MX tracks to play on. Jeff, Scott and I tried to do all the singletrack. The heat and lack of water (poor planning) kept us from making all of it in one loop. However what we did ride was really, really good. However the best ride of the day was the late afternoon ride where almost all of us rode together in search of trail 51. After riding until 5pm, Joey and I got on the road and heading home. I think we rolled into my place around 10:30pm.
I was really glad Monday was a holiday because I desperately needed a vacation from my vacation. I washed my bike and we loaded up the boat. We spent most of the day cruising up and down Melton Lake. We found a couple places to beach and splash around in the water. Wyatt is turning into quite the fish and was bummed when we headed home for the day. I think next Saturday we will head back to the water now that the summer heat has settled in.