Well, it is certainly not skiing, but it is a trip. I figured I'd share with anyone who cared to listen.
|On July 16 we left California for Pittsburgh. We have hopes of traveling further while here visiting family, but this is the trip report of the eastbound adventure. This trip also takes us to the gathering in Salida where we got to meet many forum friends for the first time.
July 16 and I'm ready to go
Jamie, uh, not so much.
Our goal for the day is Cedar City Utah, so I need to adjust to Jamie's pace. He is riding a naked 1993 Sportster 3200 miles one-way. The bike is modified by boring the cylinders to 1200 ccs and the gearing is increased to international so, it does move down the road reasonably well. Unfortunately there is the problem that comes with a 3.1 gallon gas tank, so the first gas stop is in Pollock Pines.
...but pretty soon we are headed down to Carson City on Hwy 50.
I wait in Fallon as Jamie gets fuel again.
If you ever have a chance to be at Middlegate Station NV at lunchtime, the small bar and restaruant is something you definitely need to fit on the agenda. Great people who have been there forever, and good food.
A brief stop to pay homage to the old shoe tree.
A new one has started at the same site. It turns out the old tree was cut down by a jealous man who couldn't handle his estranged wife's fondness of the tree.
The rest of the day was a slog across Nevada with gas stops in every town. There are rumors one bike may have reached the upper 120s MPH, but it was pointless as it merely resulted in a wait...
The shadows grew longer, and night fell about an hour before arriving in Cedar City. Night riding was much easier with the Clearwater Krista lights and HIDs blazing. Jamie earned his new nickname as we entered the agricultural valleys of Utah and encountered clouds of hatching insects. We have radio communications, and I told Jamie the bugs were like snow on the windshield. The reply back was "I am the Bugman".
More to come