A ride out to the desert, testing out a route for an upcoming club ride. Tons of people were out enjoying the fresh crop of desert wildflowers. Took the long way home. 240 miles. Hot in the desert (85) dropping to 60*F at the top of the mountain (more or less Julien) and back to 72 just before hitting home.
And the wild flowers were worth it.
2006 BMW R 1200 RT, aka "Artoo"
2003 Suzuki Burgman 400 - scooter, aka "Yoda"
2009 Kawasaki Versys 650, aka "DOOM"
Here's my buddy Brad cruising the 138 outside of Gorman on our way to the Rock Inn yesterday.
On the Road with SNC 1923
Parking at Borrego Springs State Park Visitor Center. Short sleeve warm!
Just joined today, bought my first BMW about a month ago, what a lovely ride. Here's a picture at a municipal lake from this evening.
Wickliffe Ky, close to the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio river. The cross which sits on the river bluffs, 90 ft tall, serves as a beacon for the hundreds of tows, and the thousands of men and women, that ply the two rivers.
In 1780 during the Revolutionary War, General George Rogers Clark established Fort Jefferson on a hill overlooking the Mississippi River one mile south of present-day Wickliffe. The fort was intended to protect what was then the western boundary of the infant United States from raids by the British Army and Native Americans. It was abandoned in 1781 after a siege by the Chickasaw.
The site later served as a Union Army post during the American Civil War. General Ulysses S. Grant directed a demonstration against the Confederate-held position at Columbus, Kentucky, in January 1862. Troops from the post joined in capturing Fort Henry in February 1862. It served as a Union supply post for operations in the western theater of the war.
A 90-foot tall cross, the Fort Jefferson Memorial Cross at the Confluence, was completed in 2000 on Fort Jefferson hill.
1974 R 75/6
"Life is a state of mind"
Took a quick ride between laundry loads as the Sun was out for a day in Seattle!
Just a quick jaunt up to Skykomish, WA... An old railroad town.
Images below are taken in the front of and the side of the Skykomish Hotel...
Closed for many years... I understand it was for sale to be torn down. For a recycler there are some great ornate wood items in there... All "Old Growth" too. Beams, flooring, etc.
I ride to work year round and I've been on the 2 wheeler for a bit so I ran the hack just to give it some fresh air! Twas a nice hour plus ride.
"Stupidity, if left untreated, is self-correcting."
Stretch stop at a pullout on Sr-74 just to the east of Hemet Ca. Fun road!
This is the last ride of the season for us down here in the desert. Packing up to go north tomorrow or Thursday.
Dave, Dot & Freckles
"A man isn't totally drunk if he can lie on the floor without hanging on!" Joe Louis; comedian
"I'll make a deal with you, I won't bore with my Science if you don't bore me with your Politics!" Lionel Barrymore from the 1929 film "The Mysterious Island"