left Naches this morning around 09:00, was woken by the schools maching band out for their mornning cacophony. because of weather issues had to do a 120 mile scoot down interstate freeway till the days fun started. ended up doing 420+ miles today. having left the freeway most of the route was remote, few vehicles,few things to see or do. roads all fast lots of corners :020:. its a bit like North Wales writ large. not many sheep, some of Neilos Welsh crows have made it here, although they have grown a wee bit. views are spectacular, especially as there is no ZZR1400 blocking sight lines :008:.
ended today in Clarkston, just over the border in Idaho. not given any though yet as to what the plan is for tomorrow, will just have to wing it
think I saw a genuine roadrunner, spookily also saw lots of dead brushwood, even heard that evocative bird screech that westerns use to indicate trouble was a'comin.
learned an important lesson, not to pass fuel stations when in rural areas, had to go and blag some fuel from a farmer :012: all in all a cracking days fun and games. but 420 miles. arse was a bit sore towards the end.
fast open roads, not much traffic in the bookies.
at last a mostly dry sunny day
managed to complete the programmed ride
almost ran out of petrol, need to plan better
threatend to get cut short with thunder & Lightening storms and the obligatory hail.
nearly got taken out by a swallow or swift that came a bit close
lots of repairs going on, couple of detours on dirt tracks reminded me I'm strictly a tarmac rider. had a few pucker up moments on gravel as veered of the compacted stuff into loose. was controllabel with less speed and more attention to where I was going
sad the dams are off limits post 9/11, you used to be able to drive across most dams but no longer
....couldn't resist, just for towerman, the pylons at the foot of Lower Monument dam
as to the rest...