February 2013. There is a BIG snow storm on the East Coast and everything there is blanketed out. California on the other hand is a mild 60F. Clear, crisp weather and a few hours of free time this weekend. Bobby invited me to go riding with his friend Russ, so we headed to the coast.
From there we rode down Hwy 1 South to Pescadero; Pulled over at the beach and took in some of the gorgeous views.
Bobby took some interesting pics with his iPhone
We rode into the town of Pescadero where Russ picked up some homemade bread. I had the brief chance to ride Russ’ Honda VFR800. Interesting bike, to say the least. Strong V-4 power with very smooth linear delivery. The bike had noticeably less vibrations than my SV and the ergonomics were not all that bad.
We rode up Pescadero and Hwy 84 to Alice’s restaurant. I rode Bobby’s GS on that part of the trip. The GS was heavy and vibey, but surprisingly easy to steer. It’s large front wheel is very forgiving and confidence inspiring. The handlebars on that things are very wide, and that’s the first thing you notice when you switch back to the SV. At the junction, we met up with this guy on a Brammo desperately hunting around for an electric outlet to charge his bike.
We rode up Skyline in true Fast & Furious style. The sun was setting and the weak sun rays penetrating the trees looked pretty cool. It got a little cold as we rode 92 and 880 home, but it was a fun ride overall.