Quick ride this evening
Snapped off a fast hundred miles this evening. My parents and in-laws were overnfor a late lunch/early dinner this afternoon so a real Sunday ride was out of the questionnbut when they left, I figured I had two hours of solid daylight left so I put my gear on andnrode North.nnIt's frequently a mess but once I cleared the stop light to stop light scrum on the nWest Side Highway, the Sawmill Parkway was all but empty; it was as if someone had ncleared the lanes and hung out a sign,“Ross’ Road.“nNot wanting to disappoint whatever luck it was that had smiled upon me n(Useless biker trivia: did you know that the Vatican has a patron saint for motorcyclists? nIt's true. Columbanus, a 7th C. Irish monk), I ran hard and fast to Katonah. The Sawmillnhas a fair number of nicely graded turns that at, uh, nominal speeds are worth taking.nIt also has a couple of off-camber turns, several decreasing-radius downhill turns and na few really nasty mid-corner bumps that will remind you to slow down.nThere was traffic on 684 and the local route 35, so I took the hint and spun around tonwick it back down the still quiet Sawmill and got home before dusk.