February 27, 2011

I decided to ride the newly opened section of the Inter County Connector (ICC) today while it’s still free. Kind of anti climactic. It’s a road, even if it’s the nicest road in Montgomery Co, it’s still just a road. I rode from Georgia AV near Olney, to Shady Grove RD. It took about 7 min at 60mph.  During my 7 min ride I saw 3 people pulled over, 2 on the way out, and 1 on the way home.

On the way home i decided to take it past Georgia AV to where it ends at RT 28 Norbeck RD. After I got off on Norbeck RD to take some pictures, I got back on the ICC to take it back to my Georgia Av exit. Guess what? Once I got back on at 28, I couldn’t get off at Georgia AV. I had to take it all the way back to Shady Grove RD, get off, turn around and get back on. Fail. I’m sure it’s temporarily closed…right?

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Motor Cat

February 18, 2011

Years ago I saw a guy on a motorcycle parked near the Supermarket. His tank was covered with carpet, and sitting on the carpet, calmly taking in all the sights, sounds and smells was a big tabby cat. Motor cat. She had a little helmet on and the story I heard at the time was that this guy was flagged down on the beltway because there was a cat on his roof. He stopped and took the cat home. Every time he started his motorcycle the cat would jump up on it.

I found this post just screwing around with Google. I’m not sure this is the same guy or cat because I don’t remember the bike I saw being a race bike and of course the origin story is different, but it’s hard to believe there could have been two Motor cats in my area.