Doug 55 Posted March 21, 2007 Share Posted March 21, 2007 BMWST bro.s Steve Reinig and Bill Wrathbone spotted a fantastic weekend weather break and kindly allowed me to tag along on their run from Pugetropolis over the Cascade Mt.s into Eastern OR and back. Approximately 1K miles, perfect weather, great company and amazing (IMHO etc.) roads and scenery. The end destination was John Day OR, site of the wonderful "Chief Joseph Rally" June of each year (thanks to BMWRO!!!) My route; Steve came from farther north in western WA, Bill's home port is in the Yakima WA area Scenes from a chilly lake alongside I-90 Over the pass and starting into desert country Truckers have a great view from their "office" (as seen at a Goldendale WA diner) There were stunning views of Mt. Adams and Mt. Hood Various scenes approaching John Day This pic is contrast challenged but still a personal favorite Now arrived at John Day ... cannot believe "summer" temps in late March !!! Steve and Bill after an early Sun. AM run S & B heading out; they wanted to make good time home, I opted for a later departure / arrival and photo ops along the way Steve Bill Uff Da ! Have to read a map for myself now Scenes along my route home; Montana holds the title for "Big Sky country" but this area is a contender. The vintage ranch buildings / remains fascinate me as authentic, open air, museums of a time before silicone chips ruled the world PS, a few tech notes: ( 1 ) all 3 of these bikes have been to AK (Bill and Steve in '05; me and Das GS in '06) ( 2 ) Steve's (green RT) has approx 150K miles and running strong despite a history that includes 2X final drive and tranny failure / replacements ( 3 ) Bill's (red RT) is also running strong with just shy of 100K miles with one rear drive and tranny failure in the rear view mirror ( 4 ) apologies in advance to Steve and Bill if I am not exactly accurate on the miles / issues; just wanted to give BMWST folks some perspective on your journey with these machines Link to comment
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