Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Sisters is a very buys little town. Lots for the tourist to see. In the summer, it's full of hikers and campers, in the winter a lot of skiers and snow fun people go there. There are several good places to eat, and a couple of nice Western stores, as well as a lot of clothing and novelty shops.
The "big road". I had to spend about 30 miles on I-5 today between Eugene and the turn off to Hwy 38 near Drain. I"ve been on nice 2 lane roads for 2 days now, perfect for the Harley. It does fine on the freeway, but for me, it's more of a "go slow and enjoy the scenery" kind of bike.
This will close out this blog. I stopped in Reedsport at SCP on the way home. This bike will be featured in some magazine soon, and Guy wanted some pictures of it. It already holds an AMA land speed record for it's class, and in 7 weeks, it will attempt an FIM sanctioned as well as AMA World Speed record at Bonneville salt flats. Guy is pretty excited about it. He's going to be starting the preparation work next week.
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
This was Monday morning on Hwy 20 headed east. That's smoke from the wild fires that have been burning the sage brush for the last couple of days. I'm now back in Bend, OR, it's Tuesday night. I'm on the Harley, there are a couple pictures of "the trade" a little farther down. The fires are still burning, I had to come back on Highway 26 to miss them today.
"The" store in Unity, OR. A nice place to stop for coffee, enjoy the morning sunshine on the porch and adjust the backrest on the bike. A lady stopped in a new pickup, as she was pulling out, I noticed her left rear tire was going flat. I hollered at her, she backed up to the air pump, jumped out and filled it up, and split like lightning. I hope she didn't have too far to go.
You guys in Iowa have nothing on us, lots of corn fields around Idaho and Oregon. In fact, the whole area is heavy into agriculture. The hay this year is yielding huge crops. I passed sugar beet farms, fields of onions, several leafy crops, corn fields, and of course, potatoes!