We made two attempts at this goal. Our first try on June 2nd (3 weeks earlier) was thwarted by heavy rain at the top of Mt. Hood and a Ducati 848 that was running on only one cylinder (story on this trip). On our 2nd attempt 3 weeks later, on June 21, the weather was A LOT better and we enjoyed a successful goal.
The first ride started out (and finished) as a nice warm day, but in the middle, signs to carry chains made us a bit concerned. By the turn off to HWY35, we were wondering about snow as it was much colder and raining harder. We decided not to risk it and turned around to try another day.
The rain and cold added to Kathi's unease on a bike she had ridden with enjoyment in Las Vegas in December. As a first ride back after our motorcycle tour of the Adriatic Coast, she was caught off guard by the steering difference she noticed between the bike on the tour, a BMW 310R, and the FZ07. Fortunately, the discomfort didn't last much beyond this trip, but it was an additional surprise for the day.
|up at government camp where we are in cold rain and deciding to turn around and go back instead of proceeding outward. it's a good thing we did this because we would have run out of gas if we had proceeded.|
|Chris coming back from a quick jaunt up Cloud Cap Rd to the Cooper Spur ski area|
Against Kathi's wishes, we crossed The Bridge of the Gods on the way back. Wasn't as bad as she feared, yay!