Gary, “You have any plans for tomorrow?”
“Wanna go over the North Cascades for lunch?”
I am a firm believer that good things happen when you say “Yes”.
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.
This may be one of the best 50 miles on a sport bike in Washington.