Another fine day for a ride on my XS650. Continue reading
On the third Wednesday of the month, March through October, in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle is Backfire Moto, a gathering of most interesting two-wheeled machines and their riders. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.
To celebrate my friend Carl’s new-to-him Triumph Bonneville and my well-running 37yo Yamaha XS650 we decided to quickly establish a new club and meet halfway to work out bylaws and other details. Carl headed west from Spokane and I rode east from Seattle and with no more coordination than “I’ll see you at noon”, we arrived at our destination in Moxee nearly to the second of each other. What organization! What riding skill! What luck! I predict a great future for this new group.
And another fine day to ride an old XS650.
Once again Nick and I rode the best 650s. This time we went the length of Whidbey Island doing our best to stay off the main road. A glorious day for the middle of February here in the Pacific Northwest.