Longest day of the year?

Still not long enough.  Despite the fact that June 21st was the longest day of the year (for us on the north side, anyways) we still managed to run out of daylight on our first run over McKenzie pass on the new bikes yesterday after work.

All in all, the ride was a big success; we got to see some phenomenal scenery, ride some perfectly smooth, clean, super twisty twisties.  We also got to try our new fender-less bikes over a stint of post-rainstorm highway, and got to try out our vintage styled, form-over-function headlights in the dark.  Result; we survived!  Actually, it was a super fun ride.  The bikes are more nimble than anyone would imagine in the tight stuff, we realized we dont melt in the rain, and the headlights worked great!  Sweet.  The more miles we put on the machines, the more we like em!  A trip over the mountains to Portland is definitely in our near future.

Our buddy Henry joined us on his new Tuono.  Here are the bikes at the top of the pass:

Henry & Josh:

Good scenery.  I’m talking about the bike.

Eric’s stupid looking new helmet., compliments of SeeSee in Portland:
(note to self, dont take fashion advice from a fellow motorcyclist…)

And the wet side of the mountains, where things actually grow:

I snapped a photo of my desk at the end of the work day yesterday.  Note the real ‘work’ has been pushed to the side in favor of sketches of the new W650 build.  Definitely finding it hard to concentrate on the real job with a couple of donor bikes sitting in the shop just waiting…

And, this morning I made a new friend in the park.  He was out for a walk enjoying the fresh morning air.  His name is Herman.  He’s really everything I look for in a friend; he’s pretty easy going, relaxed, and doesn’t seem to be in too much of a hurry to get anywhere.  He’s pretty quiet, definitely a good listener.  You can tell him anything; he’s got a thick skin.  I think Herman might be my new best friend… I can really relate to him.

Herman is a 45 pound African Spurred Tortoise.






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  • 23 June, 2012 at 6:36 pm // Reply

    Beautiful day for a ride and great photos. Glad you went yesterday since its snowing today.

  • 29 June, 2012 at 2:40 am // Reply

    Hmm if you’re looking for a new motorcycle helmet I might be able to help… I’m starting a motorcycle helmet company in Portland.

    • 29 June, 2012 at 3:25 am // Reply

      Awesome! We want to hear more.

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