With a late start as usual for me I loaded up and went north to grab my friend Leenpockets
. We were both lucky to get out of work a day early!
Not a cloud in the sky the sun was already heating things up.
My ride is a custom low rider 2011 DRZ 400 with most of my things stuffed in to a Giant Loop Great Basin. She has the DR 200 and also a GL Great Basin.
We avoided the cluster fk traffic in Sisters went west up in to the Cascades to find some dirt and shade under the pines!
Then some fast slab to Detroit for a gas and lunch stop. It was so hot by this time my big bag of trail mix had turned into a gooey chocolate mess, but I just dug in with both hands anyway!
That was a pretty sweet spot up above the lake but like I said it was "SO HOT!" The riding gear came off and we hot footed it down by the boats and jumped in off the dock! The water felt great but with many more miles ahead we took off back into the woods. Wet clothes under riding gear makes for great air conditioning at high speed!