The Bumblebee and the Vespa 2014

I think it's time for me to redefine what this new blog is about. In the past I've posted individual blogs for motorcycle/motor scooter rides to places like Alaska, Nova Scotia, Key West, Mexico, Canada, New York, etc. That's all well and good but it seems nowadays I'm dividing my rides into shorter ones comprised of two or more weeks each on different bikes. The total time and mileage is about the same, it's just split into multiple rides with a break somewhere in the middle.

The summer of 2014 serves as a good example of that wherein I rode south to Tombstone, AZ on my '92 BMW R100GS Bumblebee/Ural sidecar rig, (phew!) then returned home for a few days and set out again on my '07 Vespa 250ie motor scooter to visit Canada. That summer has gone and the seasons have changed as will the reports, some will be about shorter rides, some will be about maintenance, and maybe on occasion I'll post a photo or two just for interest. I may even introduce other bikes, a few of which are lurking under cover in the barn...

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Jun 24 - Day 01 Bumblebee - Klamath Falls

This is my 1992 BMW R100GS "Bumblebee"
Lots of sunshine this morning, looks like a great day for touring on a motorcycle. I've decided to travel south initially, just to see what I can see. The bike is running good considering its age and mileage.

Who knows how accurate this mileage actually is?
Grizzled old biker....yah yah, so I'm getting fat. Time to diet!
I rode US 101 to Port Orford, stopped just south of town for a look back at the beautiful coast line. Early as it was there were already tourists doing the same.
Coast line south of Port Orford

That's Gold Beach, OR across the bay

BB's looking good this morning
1st time I've ever stopped for this view point. It's pretty nice.
Rainbow Rock's down there somewhere....
Smith River along the Redwood Highway
Little girl was guarding the firewood, wanted to know what I was up to...
Strange sign stickers

Digs for tonight in Klamath Falls. Decent place, clean rooms, this is my 4th stay
BB is underneath that enormous cover somewhere

Today's mileage: 273 miles 

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