I wouldn't call it epic, but it was indeed a ride..... over 200 miles and a perfect day with PERFECT weather!
I started out from the house late morning and aimed the GT200 for 'The Junction', a favorite route for local sport bikes, Harley cruisers daring to venture through some twisties, and bicycle enthusiasts looking for a work-out.
However ten minutes outa town, I remembered a call from the distant BMW/Vespa dealership, that my parts were in. I got off the freeway and headed for Modesto..... passing two different highway patrols with cars pulled over for speeding. I picked up my fuel filter, spark plug, O-rings, oil filter, and push-on nuts for my reflectors, than back-tracked 20 miles to the freeway to continue with my original destination.
Del Puerto Canyon has a narrow two lane road snaking through it, HUGE green hills on either side of it, a creek running along-side it, and it's "free range", where cows wander out into the road and have the right of way. This is a rock painted by the locals who come out to picnic, just sit and stare, or fire up a little some'some'n to get their buzz on:
Twenty-five miles from the nearest freeway is 'The Junction', a destination, a cold beer, a place to hang out and smoke a cigar. I had a cold Sierra Nevada beer and Buffalo Burger.... very lean, very dry, well done, like I like it:
After chatting it up with a couple folks there, it was time to set out for the ride home. This gives you an idea of what kind of road I was riding on, twists & turns, some loose sand, a few boulders, and beautiful sights to behold!
Stopping at a Harley dealership to use their facilities, speeding along at break neck speeds dragging my side-stand, slowing for traffic, and generally enjoying the day. Before setting off for the rest of the ride home, I jus' hadda take a picture of my scooter by some wild flowers. What a day, what a ride!