This year, we decided to take a tour of the Central Intelligence Agency on our annual FYBO Ride.
In our area, it's hard to go anywhere without passing a super-secret classified US Government facility. In the past, we've ventured by Camp David, Raven Rock (Site R), Mt. Weather, Warrenton Training Center, National Reconnaissance Office, the former site of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and others.
The CIA was on the way to our lunch destination, so we thought we'd swing by for a tour.
We started at Bill Potter's Hot Rod Factory and Motorcycle Mausoleum, just across the Potomac River in Maryland. Five gallons of Grade 75 Medium Heavy provided lubrication during the tour.
When we arrived at Langley, no Tour Guide was available.
In fact, they slammed the gate and locked it when they saw us coming.
Your tax dollars at work.
Highly disappointed, we looped around and visited Turkey Run Park, just across the street. Abysmal road maintenance by the National Park Service (your tax dollars not at work) caused a three-motorcycle pile-up. Feathers were ruffled, but a small ding in Bill's muffler was the only damage sustained.
We continued on our way to J. Gilbert's Wood-Fired Steaks & Seafood in McLean for a great lunch, and welcomed several new members into the fold – Adam and Tammy, Eric, and Justin.
The weather did not cooperate with us. Temperatures reached the upper 50's, so our FYBO goal was not attained. We'll try again next year...