I knew it would happen! I just knew it!
Dumb story but thought it might be worth sharing........Has this ever happened to you?
I decide last night that I'm gonna just take off and ride as far as I can until it gets close to being dark and then call my wife to come get me in the car to take me back home. I'm still a newbie here, so a 10 mile ride is a pretty good jaunt for this old geezer!
Anyway, I get to about 10 or 12 miles out and the sun is getting pretty low in the sky so I stop and call my wife and tell her I'm ready for her to head this way. So I tell her "Go out past the old drive-in movie theater, keep on going straight until you go over the new highway and you will come to a dead-end. Turn left and keep going until you see me" Now I ask you.... is that too difficult to understand? :confused: So I roll on down the road a few more miles until I come to another road where I have to turn left or right. I decide I better stop here and wait for her so she doesn't get lost. So I sit and I wait.....and wait......and wait.......and wait......and call her cell phone(goes directly to her voice mail)....and I wait.......and I sit.......and I call.....and I wait......and I sit and wait........
So after about 30-45 minutes of waiting, I decide screw this. If I'm gonna get home, I'm thinking I'll have to make it on my own. So I head back toward home.......in the dark.....with no lights.....or reflectors.
Then I hear my phone ring but can't get stopped to answer it before it goes to voicemail. So I listen to the message and it's my wife calling from some convenience store saying her cell phone battery went dead and she can't find me. So I try to call the number back and the lady in the store tells me "oh yeah, she just left". So I roll on........and a couple more miles up the road I finally see her coming. She was in tears and all kinds of stressed out!!
I guess she thought I was dead on the side of the road or had been kidnapped by aliens or something.... I dunno.
Said she knew I was going to be mad at her.....I just laughed and told her I sort of expected it to happen and that she obviously did not listen when I told her where I was.
So we went and got some ice cream and everything was cool.
I actually feel pretty good for having ridden 18 miles just a few hours ago. That's way further than I've ever ridden at one time before. So maybe being forced to ride further was a good thing.....feel like I broke thru some sort of mental barrier or something. Now if I could just get her to listen when I talk. That barrier may never be broken. LOL