Plumas National Forest Fire Lookout

Cliff area ahead! They aren’t kidding!  If one was to rip-up this road at night you could easily fly right off the mountain. Maybe during daylight also? Had hoped to take a twisty mountain ride on two of my favorite Sierra Nevada highways. However, fire mop-up operations were still underway and the roads were closed. Needed to punt, so did … Read More

Oroville-Quincy Hwy/Bucks Lake Rd.

This time of year the high temperature in the valley could have easily been in the nineties, but on this day it was only climbing to eighty-four. But the temperature in the valley was of little concern as I was heading back into the foothills, then up and over the much cooler Sierra Nevada Mountains. Just a few miles east … Read More

La Porte Road, Plumas County, California

  I should have called this trip a day of road construction as before I was able to reach La Porte Rd. near Quincy, California, I had already waited about thirty minutes in two construction zones on State Route 70. Once through the construction and on La Porte Rd., traffic was light until I reached the foothills west of this small town. … Read More

Back On Two Wheels

  After a few years of very sporadic use, and exactly zero miles over the past twelve months after changing the oils last July, it was time for Big Bird to fly again. Big Bird is my 2001 R1150GS, which I also sometimes refer to as the No BS GS. This bike has covered about 38,000 miles since new, but … Read More