Thanks to Dean, Pam and all who helped to have a great event.
The ride up to Show Low was excellent. I had been lagging back before entering the Salt River Canyon and had no traffic on the way down.
At the bottom, Rob filled us in on some of the details of the canyon, from his years of guiding raft trips through it. I'll need to hit some of those back roads in the area sometime.
When the main group was leaving, there was a large parade of 2 cattle trucks, 2 fuel trucks and numerous trailers. So, once again, I laid back about 5 minutes and had a zero traffic, full speed run up out of the canyon.
Took a while to cut through the parade and then we re-grouped in Show Low.
Here's my bike on the way up. I stopped to snap some pix of the group, but had the camera settings wrong at first. Sorry.
Here we are in Show Low for the meet up.
Don (L) and Dean (back) getting the details to the way to the Motorcyclist Cafe.
Jim on his LT.
Jane checking something on her bike.
Rob, on the 2nd fastest K16. (Next to mine) We all know that blue is the fastest color because it has the shortest wavelength. Google it !!
Tony on his White GT. This bike will be renamed "Spritzer" later in the day.
Eileen on her FJR. I saw a FJR coming up behind me, assumed it was Greg and showed a finger gesture. It wasn't Greg. Sorry Eileen !
Barry on his and Marla's LT. Marla is taking photos somewhere.
8 K16's lined up in a row.
48 Cylinders in this shot.
Enjoying the hospitality in front of Dean's super garage. Miss Pam is behind Bob.
OK, I suck with names, but this young fellow handled the BBQ grill with excellent results.
Here's the motorcycle host with the motorcycle most, Dean.
The most awesome bike of all. Bug guts make it faster.
After the party, I stuck around to see if we could find the source of Tony's gas leak. It turned out to be up on the fuel rail somewhere, more teardown that we wanted to do.
After arrangements were made Steve and I headed back to the valley, riding sideways most of the way.
I found out an interesting thing, with a heavy crosswind, if you deploy the opposite side wind scoop on the K16, it will actually take a lot of the crosswind pressure out of the cockpit.
Finally, thanks all for a great day.