Monday, May 15, 2017

Motorcycle to Memphis!

It is a beautiful morning in the Ozarks and today is shaping up to be a warm (mid 80s, 30 for you Celsius folks) and sunny day.

Tomorrow will have a few clouds, but will have about the same temperature.
And tomorrow's weather is of some significance to me because I am planning on riding a few miles to take in a baseball game.
I have been to see the St Louis Cardinals in St Louis and I have seen their low A team the Peoria Chiefs and their AA team that is here in Springfield MO. Tomorrow I am going to see their AAA team, the Memphis Redbirds. Like the Springfield Cardinals, the Memphis team has early day games while school is still in session and local schools have end of year field trips to the ballgame. The early start will allow me time to make it home before it is late into the night.

According to Google Maps, it is 283 miles from my home to the ballpark and should take just under 5 hours. I'll stick to the quickest route for the ride there, but may take a more scenic route on the way home. Depending on the length of the game, traffic and the route I decide to take, I should be home by 9pm and will have traveled around 600 miles. If the ballpark has some Memphis BBQ, I may have to skip the ballpark dog...nah, I'll just have to have both!
Ten hours on the motorcycle and a AAA baseball game sounds like a pretty good day!
With any luck, I'll be able to find the St Louis game on my helmet radio for part of the ride home. That would be a bonus!

On Thursday night, I'll be at the Springfield Cardinals' game (Buck brat night) with a group of guys from church.
Hmmm...should I try for the Wednesday night game in St Louis?
Maybe I'll stay close to home and hit the last weekday day game for the Springfield team on Wednesday and just watch the St Louis team on TV. And no, it's not too much baseball.

Have a grand week!
That's my plan.
(This retirement gig is brutal!)

John <><


eViL pOp TaRt said...

John, baseball is a good a reason as any for a motorcycle trip. Have a nice ride with sunny days! Hope your team wins!

Mike said...

Tuesday will be a great day for riding.