Had a fun ride to Oakland and back today for the Pie Hole Bike Roll. Blue skies and fall weather made for a great day on the moto with @sen.sio as copilot. Rte 160 got paved this summer, and is sure is swell. Also, bridges are neat.
This weekend I loaded up the Ural with 3 mountain bikes, 2 suitcases, a couple backpacks, and some groceries for a family function in South Lake Tahoe. I gave people rides around town, did a bit of mellow off-road riding, shuttled to the top of a mountain bike ride, and flew the chair. Blasting back to Sacramento on Rte 50 I kept grinning and cackling at the absurdity of carrying all this stuff on a motorcycle, on a busy highway. I got all sorts of air high-fives, thumbs up, nods of approval, and fist pumps from all the badass-looking Harley dudes in their way back from Rolling Thunder. At a roadside stop one dude said "Man, we saw a lot of cool shit this weekend, but this beats it all." I agree.