Being that it was a Sunday, and pretty much everything worth wild motorcycle related was going to be closed until Tuesday, we had no choice but to call off the ride and regroup. Geddo, to his credit, wanting to preserve our much needed moto-vacation pretty much said right away that he'd start looking for a rental. Fingers crossed, we tentatively planned for a Tuesday departure for a slightly abbreviated tour of some Sierra passes. Sorry coast, maybe we'll see you next year.
Fast forward to Tuesday morning at 11:00am, here comes Geddo on his shiny, (relatively) new rental Honda ST1300!
(pay no attention to the finger obscuring Geddo's head, I'm new at taking pics while riding)
Anyway, off we go! The route for day one was fairly simple, 152E, 99N, 140E, 49N, 120E over the Tioga Pass to camp somewhere on the other side. We never make reservations, preferring instead to keep our options open.
Here's on of the few pics where he's actually behind me, come to find out that although it seems terribly bland (sorry ST1300 owners, but it is) the ST is a super capable and fast machine.
120 is a beautiful road, you all should ride it at least once. Here's Geddo paying our toll (the silence you hear right now while looking at this pic, is about 2 decibles louder than the sound that comes out of the STs actual exhaust pipes)
Here's the pig at one of the rest stops
The first day was pretty uneventful, and we ended up camping at the same campground (and almost the same spot) as we had two years ago.
Next up, the Bodie Ghost town and the Sonora and Ebbets passes.