So David was flying into Tampa where I would ride down on Friday afternoon. I would have dinner with Ken and his wife Vicki, then Ken and I would pick up David at 9:00 at Tampa Airport.
But upon my arrival at Ken's, word was out that David was having problems with his flight. Hurricane force winds in his layover city of Chicago had delayed all flights there by at least three hours. David's scheduled arrival was looking like after midnight. So after a fine dinner, Ken and I were were sitting around wondering how we would stay awake until then.
Vicki checked emails before she headed to bed at around 10:00 and let us know that she had read David's email that let us know that his trip was scrapped.
David went into much better detail on his blog. You can find it here.
I had found a route from St. Petersburg to Cedar Key for Saturday. The route included dropping ScooterBob at Robert Wilson's house in Zephyrhills, then lunch with Jim Mandle at Peck's Old Port in Ozello. I decided to make the ride solo, have lunch with Jim, then scrap Cedar Key and head home.
Big Red and Vanessa in Ken;s garage.
Breakfast with Ken at Munch's. Ken knows everyone.
The Hand Off of ScooterBob to Robert Wilson
The route between Zephyrhills and Brooksville was hilly and quite nice.
Marshes on the Ozello Trail
Two scooters at Peck's Old Port. I was on Vanessa, the blue one.
Lunch view at Peck's Old Port
It turned out well as I had a great visit with Ken, got ScooterBob to Rob, then had an easy ride down the Ozello Trail to Peck's, where I had a tasty seafood lunch with Jim. The weather was spectacular, and I got in a long test for Vanessa. She was fast and smooth, but disappointed me by spewing coolant on the floor in Ken's garage and mine upon returning. More scooter research upcoming.