While you Easterners and Midwesterners have already "seen the ball drop" and have already rung in the New Year, we here on the West Coast still have 45 more minutes of '06. It's a balmy 27 degrees tonight here in south-central Washington State with a prediction of clear skies and moderate winds tomorrow morning. Perfect for our annual New Years Day Ride. While we won't take an "extended" mileage trip, we "will" ride casually through the several small towns that comprise this area and stop at our destination......Dairy Queen There's nothing like a big chocolate milk shake after an enjoyable ride. Hope everyone has a safe, prosperous and Happy New Year !!!