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 25 - Day 02 Bumblebee - On to Nevada

Today's ride will take me from Klamath Falls to Bucksnort, NV (Why isn't Bucksnort in the speller?) Eventually I found a place to stay that was so memorable I can't recall its name. May have been in Susanville, can't say for sure but since I don't favor park benches that's a fair guess.

Sometimes I just ride along gawking at the scenery and get lost in my thoughts. I also yell at cows when given the chance. Anyway I managed to take a few pics without writing a lot of filler so here ya go...

Nice little park to visit before setting out on the road.
Morning in K-Falls, great place to annoy the ducks. Hey wait, maybe those are Seagulls... Wonder if they've been following me from the coast?
We don't have one of these cool towers at home....why izzat I ask?

Heading south again. I must be in California....

Art is everywhere

Now that's scary as hell

I actually knew the name of this place for a few minutes. Really. No lie. OK, I remember now, it's Adia. Nice little town way out in the middle of nowhere. I love small communities like this.

Adia has a garden club too, sorta homey.
Overlooking Susanville. That's not in the dictionary either. duh

Same overlook, different direction. Clever, eh?
Hey someone left a bike next to the road! Can we stop and get it Daddy? Please?
That'll do it for pics today people, mileage was what? Around 294 I think. Not bad for just bumbling along enjoying the views.

See ya - LL

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