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It had been two weeks since I had ridden anywhere except to work and back...about a 10 minute ride...and I was going through withdrawal....the weather was awful...rain all last night and today until about 11:30 this morning...the weather map showed a break in the weather for probably maybe 2 or 3 hours coming. So I got my honeydew projects done and waited for the break. It finally came and I took off for the Parkway. All the rain had raised the humidity but it was low 80's in town so I knew the parkway would be nice, when I got there, I found a pleasant 72 degrees, lots of shade, and cool clean smelling air...what a joy that was. If I hadnt been tired, I might have ridden more than I did. As it was I got in a good 100 miles today with some relaxed curves...just what I needed. I hit two sprinkles on the way back neither of which got me appreciably wet. Then I filled up and registered 65 mpg for the ride...I decided to go to the car wash and clean it up but I got about 1/4 of the way there, and it started raining seriously, I turned around and hightailed it for the house. Well, the bike is still dirty, but I got my riding fix. All is well with my soul.