It was a bright warm morning in Omak today as we took our time leaving for 'Coeur d'Alene' (which is French for Bum-Phuk) in Idaho which would be our "16th" State visited. Here was our route.
As we got into the mountains and forests the heavens opened and to make matters worst at higher altitudes it started hail-stoning - and boy do they hurt with an open face helmet! The visibility was almost non existent and we were being hunted down by huge logging trucks. I had to stop and use my 'Blighty-Boys' neoprene mask for the first time - it looks pretty cool though. Jon went off the road as we pulled hard onto the road shoulder once more to let another truck and cars overtake us. He found himself in loose gravel and sand but luckily he is a very skilled rider and kept 'LULU' upright.
Our route also took in the Grand Coulee Dam. The dam is a gravity dam on the Columbia River in the U.S. state of Washington and produces hydroelectric power. It was constructed between 1933 and 1942. It's big, but not as big as the Hoover Dam (see previous post - way back)
Enjoyed the pictures and recap of the Vancouver stay ... a vacation within a vacation. Looking forward to your new adventures on the road. Way to hang in there Jon ... negotiating the gravel and sand. Nice muzzle John.ReplyDelete
Thanks Glen, the next month should be a blast with so many more wonderful cool places and things to see. Hopefully I won't need the muzzle again!Delete
Tell Jon he must've used up his "Take one corner at any speed" card (from a childhood board-game called Formula 1) So Lulu was always going to survive this moment - & Jon :DReplyDelete
Makes me think of "On the Road Again" by Canned Heat
Thats a great song Tony. I had it playing in the iPod through the bikes sound system last week.Delete
I tried just slightly not to put this in, but just couldn't help myself: John, say hello to Yogi & not forgetting his old buddy Boo Boo ...aaaaaaargh :)ReplyDelete
Don't worry when we get there we shall be referring to Yogi and Boo-Boo many times I'm sure!Delete