Mazama for lunch

Gary, “You have any plans for tomorrow?”
Me, “No.”
“Wanna go over the North Cascades for lunch?”
“Yes.”

I am a firm believer that good things happen when you say “Yes”.

Gary is ready to twist and shout

Gary is ready to twist and shout

We met up at the Howard Miller Steelhead County Park near Rockport, WA. Gary rides a well-sorted Yamaha FZ1 and I was on my ’04 Suzuki SV650 – which needs some suspension work. The perfect tools for a Father’s Day sprint over the North Cascades to Mazama for lunch. There wasn’t much traffic really and what there was we dispatched quickly. It was warmer at the Diablo Lake Overlook than it was in Rockport. Odd, that.

Gary set the pace heading east and I did the honors coming back. In between we had a nice lunch at the Mazama Store. I got gas there since the SV isn’t exactly setup for endurance riding with a three and a half gallon tank. Mid forties for mileage at a ‘brisk’ pace. No complaints.

Gary – thanks for lunch and a great day of tilting the horizon.

My little Blue Flyer™ on the way to Rockport, WA

My little Blue Flyer™ on the way to Rockport, WA

There just isn't enough Spicy Ham in my diet. Probably too much Diet Pepsi.

There just isn’t enough Spicy Ham in my diet. Probably too much Diet Pepsi.

Yes, these tires work very well.

Yes, these tires work very well.

The Blue Flyer™ takes a break at beautiful Diablo Dam.

The Blue Flyer™ takes a break at beautiful Diablo Dam.

By this time it was way too warm for a sweatshirt

By this time it was way too warm for a sweatshirt

This may be one of the best 50 miles on a sport bike in Washington.

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