Finally, we rode Highway 34 to Waldport. We knew it would be a good ride from all the ride reports and videos we've seen. Pity it took so long to make this trip.The day started with gear shopping. I finally bit the bullet and ordered a heated jacket and controller. I don't think I'll make it through the winter on the Ninja without some heated gear, and it's time to start thinking about the fall season (and winter to follow).
|Alsea Bay Bridge|
Afterwords we headed out on highway 34 to an annual family campout/reunion. First is a stop in Waldport to add some layers against the cool air, and just to take a short break before heading towards Newport. Lunch will be at Flashbacks.
We manage to get a snapshot of the drinks, but plunge into lunch before getting the pics of lunch, so half of lunch it is.
|Lunch at Flashbacks|
Next stop is South Beach to visit with family. Ron gets talked in to giving a couple of rides. Cousin Brenda goes for a quick ride down to Ona Beach and back. She is too cute in the gear. I'm not sure if you can see it, but she has a big smile in both pics.
Bob (with a mean left hook - really!) looking tough in his Joe Rocket jacket. Dot, his new bride thinks he looks quite hot in his gear. I would love to have a photo of Bob in my flowered helmet, but alas, it does not fit. He and Ron sneak a quick ride around the camping loop anyway. Bob and Brenda are father and daughter.
|Uncle Bob - One bad biker dude!|
|Where are my footpegs?|
We return to the valley by way of highway 20. Boring and crowded, but we manage to find a nice spot in the flow of traffic just ahead of any towables. Thank you to the rider who gave us a head's up on the "vehicle sitting on the side of the road up ahead". We keep it at a saintly 55 mph while enjoying watching all the cages in front of us hit their brakelights. I need to remember to watch the motorcycle signals even when I'm in the car. We pass the cages on the next hill. ;)