Charming Gentlemen Riding Vertical Twins

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.

Carl and I caught up on family, friends, and our health while waiting for our grilled ham and cheese sandwiches to finally show. The iced tea was prompt, tho.

Carl covered about 400 miles and I did about 380. I don’t believe I have ever crossed the Cascades on a moto so early in the year. Good times!

Looking back toward Ellensburg from the Manashtash Ridge overlook. Sunshine!

Looking back toward Ellensburg from the Manashtash Ridge overlook. Sunshine!

Charming Gentleman #1 Riding a Vertical Twin

Charming Gentleman #1 Riding a Vertical Twin

Charming Gentleman #2 Riding a Vertical Twin

Charming Gentleman #2 Riding a Vertical Twin

Big rocks overlooking US 12 near Hwy 410

Big rocks overlooking US 12 near Hwy 410

The 37yo XS650 resting in front of even older Rimrock Lake and the Cascade Mountains

The 37yo XS650 resting in front of even older Rimrock Lake and the Cascade Mountains

Taking a break in Morton before braving Puget Sound traffic

Taking a break in Morton before braving Puget Sound traffic

Are you a charming gentleman or gentlewoman riding a vertical twin? Apply now for your membership. Those low member numbers are going fast!

2 thoughts on “Charming Gentlemen Riding Vertical Twins

  1. I may have to get a vertical twin in order to join your club. It may also involve becoming a gentleman as well, not to mention the charming part.

  2. Sadly, V twins seem to be a thing of the past for me due to handlebar vibration/ numb hands. It was one of the reasons the Hawk was replaced by the VFR. And then there’s the little matter of needing to get my butt back onto a motorcycle and just RIDE!

    Sounds like y’all had a perfect day 🙂

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