Had a great ride down to Portland and then to the beaches.
Hilites.....back route out of Seattle, we ended up on the east side of Mt Ranier and then Mt St Helens. These were paved forestry roads, super twisty, in pretty good shape. Take the side road up to the backside of St. Helens - 20 years later it's still devastated, once you are in the blast zone it is spooky.
30-47-202 out of Portland up to Astoria, great twisties all the way to 101, which was jammed with touristas. Came back to Portland on Lewis and Clark trail, and then some backwoods roads back over to 2020/47. I wish we had roads like this up here. Super twisty, lots of elevation changes, kind of like a rollercoaster.
and then after an evening of drinking and stories with burwell and diesel, and dropping in on Ryonet Silk screen supplies in Vancouver Washington, I pegged it all the way home on the freeway.
and then dropped my bike turning into my driveway.
Do you know Norman Motorcycho, who does Motorcycho fanzine? Plays in a band called the Vicious Cycles?
I love the look of these bikes, and all those old military bikes, but they so rarely have much power. At least this one has a 750. 5 or 6 gears would be better. I don't have much use for a sidecar and it seems a little pricey, but otherwise very nice.