The day began with a photo shoot of my newly installed KAOKO cruise control plus Jerry needed pics of a new jacket he's reviewing for a bikers publication. We met for lunch at our usual haunt, the Coquille Broiler, then headed to the nearby local county park.
|Jerry's cool new riding jacket|
|Shooting a closeup of the new KAOKO cruise control for Vespas|
After the photo shoot was over Jerry headed home to do the work thing while I rode out towards the small mystery burg I'd passed through the other day. This time I took a slightly different approach from the west side, bypassing the ten miles of gravel road. The recent rain had no doubt made it into a slimy mess and I'd as soon not fall on my butt.
|Sumner - the only sign I could find|
Arriving at the small community of Sumner - no longer a mystery, I rode all the way through it, did a U-turn and rode back to the intersection I'd paused at before.
|Looking back on Sumner...What the heck is that large building?|
Now that the name of the community has been resolved a new mystery has risen; namely that large white building perched above the settlement. Too big to be a school for such a small town, maybe it's a secret government lab or maybe a commune for Zombies... I see another ride will be required soon.
|My most favorite stunt is to see how far I can ride with my keys stuck in the trunk lock...duh|
Last time through I'd taken the Old Wagon Road to Coos Bay; today I'd follow the Catching Slough Road along the waterway north.
|The salmon are running and I saw several fishermen working the slough|
|Rain water has caused high water nearly everywhere|
|A nice convenient rest stop awaits the occasional traveler|
|Cool habitat for the local feathered denizens|
|Bovines...I love 'em|
|It's beginning to look nasty up there....rain's probably on its way soon|
|Almost at the end of the road, the bridge to Coos Bay looms ahead|
|One more mystery for my next trip - what is that thing anyway, a dry dock perhaps?|
Once over the bridge I ride through East Side into the south end of Coos Bay where I gas up for the ride home. It's quiet out, not much traffic and the remainder of the ride without rain is pleasant. I'll return soon, really need to solve the two new mysteries.
Take care, keep the rubber side down.