Saturday, April 8, 2017

Short, wet, windy ride

I've taken an unintended hiatus from blogging. I've done a few short rides since my Turkey day mis-adventure, but have neglected to post them.

However I intend to change that today. 

I've decided to ride to Delta and visit (again) the Topaz WWII relocation site. Delta is about 140 miles away. Unfortunately, when I get up this morning it is raining....will I let a little rain ruin my day or press on? 
Press on is the correct answer! 
Off I go.
The rain stops just after Eureka, but then the wind starts....and its a big WIND... which takes some of the fun out of the day, but .....Press on!
By the time I reach Delta my gear is mostly dried out, and the wind has decreased a lot, well, a little, ok, it has decreased minutely. But you have to take what you can get.

I make it to Topaz.

After Topaz I want to see the nearby solar ruins but I'm not certain where they are. So I climb on a big pile of  boulders and with my trusty monocular that I always carry in my tank bag, I'm able to see something unusual in the distance and I ride off in that direction.

Here they are the Delta solar ruins. 
Someone built this solar farm, which seemed like a great idea, but they forgot about the strong winds that blow in this part of the world. The solar farm was trashed by mother nature...

And that's my short ride, about 300 miles of rain, wind, quiet roads, and a few miles of sunshine!
2 out of 4...


RichardM said...

Welcome back to the world of blogging! Must feel nice to be out and about again without too much concern of snow.

Trobairitz said...

Good to hear from you again. Sometimes those blogging hiatuses sneak up on us.

Those solar ruins are quite something. I've never seen anything like them before. Everything is wind turbines here.

Thanks for sharing.

Ken said...

Richard - We had a another hard rain after I got home and woke up to an inch of snow on the ground! Nothing like you have, but I'm glad I went yesterday.

Tro - It was a good idea, but I imagine they wish they would have installed wind turbines instead.. :)

Thanks for reading!