Paradise by the dash board lights.
Turned 17,000 miles today, put baby away showing 17,137. Got a great 243 miler. (Gotta do chain maintenance more often!, Need to tell myself that regularly). (btw - I have owned baby 15 months and 1 week). Went to Mount Rainier National Park, Paradise visitor area. Paradise at Rainier is as good as it gets. Tied fer the best place one can hang out in the world. The road from the park entrance to the Paradise parking lot is 17.6 (mayhaps 18 even
) miles tied for the best 17.6 miles one can motorcycle.
When I started in the park I said to myself, "self, you're going to casually motor up the hill and not risk an engagement with the Federal gendarmes". Well, I couldn't quite live up to that. No traffic ahead of me much of the ride so I was second gear peg dragging these aye-mazing hairpins etc. At one point, on the one longer straight-a-way, this attitude Acura saw me coming in his mirror and showed me his full power, I was closing on him (some might use the word recklessly, but no more than 90 in a 35) and I somehow sniffed the karma and heavily braked just before the federal pickup truck coming downhill came into view
He still gave me the hairy eyeball.
Here's too many of the same pictures, so sue me...
Another light and shadows exercise
The low autumn foliage is beautiful, lots of reds and oranges, the blueberries were outstanding
The Tatoosh Range across from Mt Rainier
This baby looks fast standing still
Shaft, he's a bad muther*ukka
Glaciers, we got yer stinkin glaciers
That is what we call a hanging left hand sweeper (knee down optional)
I don't usually carry my own cones with me, but when I do they're always with 2 reflector stripes