I took Monday off to ride with some fellow ADV'ers, and the awesome weather continued. So after not being able to concentrate at work on Tuesday because I was distracted by the nice weather, I just had to go riding on Wednesday. Not quite as sunny, but still very mild for November. It reached 15 Celsius.
John borrowed my motorcycle trailer for a few hours on Tuesday to haul his KTM 690 to his winter storage place. Then when he was dropping off the trailer, I convinced him to ditch work the next day and come riding with me.
John: But I just put my bike away for the winter!
Me: So what! Take my DR. I want to ride the WR, and my DR has just been parked for over a week now.
With that, a plan was hatched. He showed up at my place the next morning. We suited up and rode to Starbucks for a proper start to the day. We went to our usual riding location for some fast gravel roads: Tatlock Rd, California Rd, Darling Rd, Old Almonte Rd, Old Perth Rd, and a few others. Lunch in our favourite place: the home style restaurant in White River.
As we arrived for coffee, a fellow ADV'er spotted us and stopped
to say hello. We chatted for a bit and then he was heading off to work.
John getting rid of his coffee.
What a gorgeous day.
Tatlock quarry road was blocked off just a 1/4 mile down the road
so we turned back and went exploring off a nearby trail
Found and abandoned house and a foundation of a small outbuilding
spotted what looked to be a bicycle buried in the tall grass
appeared to have been left in the grass for at least 5 years
The last 2 minutes is close to the Tatlock mine quarry gate
6th Concession Rd (a trail, really, not a road) that leads to an abandoned house in the woods.