No-Plan Ride and the Dike Store
October 3, 2011
It was a nice day, I had time to take off work, so, a short ride sounded good to me. I slept in on Monday, and lazied my way out to the garage to get my gear on. I had no plan on where to go, but the shortest way out of town was through Wylie and out Hwy 78. As I headed east to Caddo Mills, I actually started trying to plan where to go. There was a good mexican food spot in Cooper, where I had enjoyed a chicken torta before. That sounded good. Wow, a plan, of sorts… By the time I reached Cooper, Jalapeno’s was closed. Darn. Gotta form another plan now. I started riding towards Sulphur Springs to find a burger spot. Got on the phone for a 1:00 conference call to wrap up a equipment interface project. It went well, as did the project, so I was off of the phone soon. I looked at the GPS, and saw a bonus waypoint from a few years back, the Dike Store.
I inserted it in the route, and pulled up to the very eclectic bump in the road. Carol said she would cook up a burger for me, and I grabbed a bag of chips and a bottle of tea, and sat down at the cedar plank bar. It was plenty quiet at the store – only me.
Back on the road again to enjoy the 85-degree sunny ride back home. Stopped by the lake for a short time for a stretch, and made my way back to the casa. Not a bad plan for a no-plan ride…