Saturday, May 30th. The weather forecast looked great, high in the low 70s with only a 10% chance of rain. Perfect weather for a ride to Poopy’s in Savannah for an early lunch. I knew for sure that Poopy’s was open and has been pleading for business. Three of us, Hugh Brandt, George Gauss and yours truly left from Stark’s Corner (Rts. 47 & 72) at 8 AM.
I had a 115 mile route I put together a few years ago in my GPS so I dusted it off and we followed it to Savannah. We came upon a few surprises as in a couple of paved roads that I had ridden a few years ago were now gravel. I know I was on the correct route because I had Way Points along these roads. As always the troops followed with minimum complaint but I did promise to revise the route before I use it again.
As I stated Hugh and George rode with me and we had perfect riding weather. We arrived hungry around 10:45. We sat outside under the canopy, but inside seating was available had we wanted to do so. Poopy’s is quite large so even though there were a lot of people, no one was forced to be seated near anyone else. We had a cocktail (and one of us had a beer) along with a hardy meal and we were on our way by 12:30. Poopy’s was starting to get crowded at this point because the live entertainment, a band, was to begin playing at 1 pm. It was good to be able to sit down and eat out again.
I will mention that on our ride home down Rt. 64 we observed a steady stream of Harley’s heading west, almost all riding 2-up and I’m willing to bet a good portion of those would end up at Poopy’s. It was a 270 mile day for me and I enjoyed every mile of it.
Submitted by: The Editor
Attached is an unsolicited testimonial from Mr. Brandt.
Thanks for organizing yesterdays ride and for the invite. I thoroughly enjoyed the day. Gravel and all J and I must admit I’m rather out-of-shape for long distance riding. Pretty stiff today. Still, totally worth all the aches & pains. I got home to an empty house so I grabbed a cold drink and went out on the deck to enjoy the quiet and the sun. And promptly fell asleep. Which is how a good day should end? Thanks to you.