Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Summer in January

This week the weather had been warmer so when Greg said he had business in the town of Martinez, the Contra Costa County Seat, we decided to ride the bikes. Greg would have taken the Ducati but a flat tire put the Duc out of commission. Greg rode his 1973 BMW 75/5. This bike is a classic and runs like a top.
The weather was so warm and beautiful that Greg called it, "Summer in January."

We pulled into Martinez and parked near the court house. Near where we parked was the car pictured. It is clear from the perforations in the sheet metal around the front tire, that the driver was unable to stop, perhaps his brakes had failed. Lucky for him, someone, possibly a helpful peace officer, assisted by shooting out the tire.
Anyway it was a great ride. Martinez is intriguingly different. It's an industrial area on the Sacramento River and the location of huge oil refineries. I'll get back to the area and take more pictures.

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