Link below to pics of our trip....not really feeling like doing a big ride report, since my details are probably plenty boring.
We were gone a couple weeks and covered about 5200 miles. The Guzzi never missed a beat and now has 8,000 miles on it.
The Heidenau K60 Scouts were amazing....been on the bike from mile one, front looks like new, rear has 1/4" tread left
It was a great trip covering lots of familiar ground and seeing things we hadn't seen in years.
Some places Jeanne hadn't been and I knew she'd enjoy. Places we stayed in bold
We rode up thru Thermopolis
and Cody, Chief Joseph Hwy and Beartooth Pass.... from Red Lodge to Columbus via 78 and Absarokee.
Blasted across to Helena
, up to West Glacier and Going to the Sun Rd. From Babb to Waterton Lakes and Pincher Creek
Up 22 to Longview, thru Kananaskis Country to Banff
for a couple nights to base for rides up Icefields Parkway and back and all the scenery in between.
Back south via Radium Hot Springs, Cranbrook, into Idaho panhandle with a stop in St. Maries
off the beaten path a bit.
The Idaho panhandle is one of my favorite places to ride.
Down to Lewiston, ID and to Enterprise, OR via 129 (great twisty and remote road I hadn't ridden in 20 yrs) to the Wallowa Mtns. To Portland
by the gorge to visit my sister - her son was back in town, good to see him too.
Salem - over the Cascades to Bend, south to Crater Lake, on to Medford
. Grants Pass - 199 - Crescent City, down thru the redwoods to Redway
Hwy 1 with stops in Ft. Bragg, Mendocino, Jenner, Bodega Bay...where the bay area crowds were reaching, and took us inland to wine country to get to the gold country. We'd both done the Big Sur stretch numerous times (I had just a few months ago on the ST1300), and grew tired of the huge crowds.
Napa, the awesome hwy 121 to Lake Berryessa to 128, to Davis
. Early morning thru Sac to Jackson (hwy 49) and on down to Yosemite.
South to Kingsburg
before heading to Delano and east on 155 (just south of the Mighty 190, but twistier and longer lasting to Lake Isabella). Hwy 178 from Wofford Hts to Ridgecrest, then Death Valley.
Death Valley was 123F when we rode thru, it was brutal - and I've been there a ton from my days in Vegas. This was hot even for DV. Stopped in Pahrump
due to the heat, fell short of our Mesquite goal that day
-Torrey-Hanksville-Green River-GJ-Montrose-Gunnison-Canon City-home.
Ran into a nice couple from the Springs at the hotel in Escalante, ran into them again when we stopped for coffee in Torrey. They were headed to Blanding via Hite and back to COS via the Paradox Valley I think.http://s244.photobucket.com/albums/gg39/blakebird/August2012Trip/?start=all
a few highlights...
Dead Indian Pass overlook on Chief Joseph Hwy
going up Beartooth
Lake McDonald (Glacier NP)
Going to the Sun Road
St Mary Lake
headed for Pincher Creek and looking back south
Hwy 129 near WA/OR border, between Clarkston and Enterprise. Relentlessly twisty and remote.
Detroit Dam and Lake, in the Cascades between Salem and Bend, OR
Incomparably deep and blue Crater Lake
Avenue of the Giants
Ft. Bragg - Noyo Harbor
Yosemite - Glacier Point