We, my long time girlfriend and I, had not been out on a date night for a while and with a rare Saturday off, we decided to go on an adventure. Spook Hill and Bok Tower Gardens are about an hour away, and I thought it might be an interesting adventure on the bike. Sadly my lovely GF does not want to ride 2-up with me yet, fearing that I don't have the experience to handle it. I fear that she may be right, so we made a picnic lunch and off we went in our jeep!
I pulled up to the line and put the car in neutral. I was expecting to sit for a bit and then feel the car move slowly at first. It didn't happen that way. We started to roll. Quickly. Uphill! The girl friend and I looked at each other and smiled. Just to give you an idea of how quickly there is a video here. The hill is much steeper than you would think as well.
When traveling somewhere however you should always double check on things. Sadly we were turned around from Bok Tower due to a private event. I was disappointed but not to much as we learned that the town of Lake Wales was having its Pioneer Days.
While I would have preferred to have ridden the Burgi over, it was obvious that Spook Hill is best experienced in a car. With the holidays coming up the lovely Susan and I may yet ride over to Bok Tower and see the sites. Maybe by December she will trust my experiences enough to climb on back. Or maybe I'll invest in a sidecar....