|Dark-thirty. Time to ride!|
You see, at one time, there were no cable television channels. There was no "Netflix", no You Tube, nothing on the internet. There were (maybe) a few analog T.V. channels and programming for kids? Almost non-existent. We had few windows of opportunity as kids to see programs, (usually cartoons), which were meant for us. I know where I was raised we had three analog, over the air channels and two worked well. One of those had an afternoon cartoon show. That lasted a half an hour. That was it until Saturday.
We lived for Saturday mornings back then. You rolled out of bed at 6:00 am and it was on! Cartoons all morning long! Some days I didn't get out of my P.J.'s until after lunch. It was something we really looked forward to in our week back then. Of course, this is all lost now. You can watch a cartoon at any time, 24 hours a day. Spoiled you are!
So, this is why N.Y. Roll's "Saturday Morning Cartoons" ride is a brilliant name, but maybe you younginz just don't see the point. I get it. (Okay, Boomer. Move along now.......) But you can diss it all day long. Those who know.......know. Those who don't.....that's their loss. But I digress.....as usual.
|Heading South after being out for around a half an hour. The morning Sunrise was spectacular.|
My light, a Lezyne 1100 i, was showing a full green status when I left, although I knew I had been using it as a flashlight down in the Lab. So, it wasn't a full charge by any means. Still, after 8 miles it showed a red status and I wasn't sure I'd have a light for the ride until the Sun gave enough light to ride by. It was pretty cold though. 30's with a good West/West-southwest breeze that maybe made the battery current a little wonky. The thing held up, and I guess that is all that matters.
|We all stopped to admire this for a bit.|
|Barns For Jason #1|
|The Sun finally gave enough light to allow me to ride without a light.|
|Barns For Jason #2: This one was a cute, little barn.|
|We got the benefit of Sunshine for about a minute. Then it got overcast and cold.|
|Barns For Jason #3|
|Barns For Jason #4|
The gear I wore did okay, but I will have to maybe retire those 45NRTH Fasterkatt boots. My feet got frozen on the ride, and all else was okay. The Northwave boots I have are a LOT better in that way. I got some time on my last "Lube-Off" chain. Two more hours of riding to go......