Well here I am, back from several days on the bike. Spent some time with some good people, and got to meet a few more face to face for the first time. It wasn't without some drama, but all of the motorcycle kind. Two different bikes, both developed oil leaks, and both "broke down" within a couple of blocks of each other. Whats even better, both riders ran into each other at the same auto parts store.
Typical Columbia River Gorge weather in July...hot and windy. With several small fires in the area, everythying was pretty tense when it came to fire. So no campfires at night, or even burning charcoal briquets. So cooking had to be done on the old campstoves. The gusting 50mph headwinds heading west through the gorge for about 40 miles or so were a pain in the ass, but otherwise I had a Hell of a good time.
Got a few decent pics, too many to post all of them. But here is a few, just to give you an idea of the fun. I'll be back to focussing on the helmet issue, and any other issues that get my goat from here on. But for now, enjoy.
Catch ya on the road sometime...