RR61: Annual Sierra Passes Ride

This ride was the usual Sierra Pass ride, a ride I’ve done multiple times now with multiple bikes (2019, 2018, 2017, 2015, 2011).

We were early in the season, maybe 1 or 2 weekends after Sonora Pass opened. There were a total of 7 riders (+1 who joined late at Walker) –

  • Akshay on his Aprilia Tuono
  • Aman also on his Aprilia Tuono
  • Ayon on his Triumph Speed Triple
  • Bobby on his BMW R9T
  • Sandeep on his MV Agusta Brutale 800 Dragster
  • Sravan on his KTM 1090 Adventure, joined us late at Walker.
  • Praveen on his Aprilia RSV4
  • and me on my KTM 990 Adventure

We had lunch at Mountain View BBQ – and it was a welcome change from Walker Burger. My first visit to Mountain View BBQ was in 2011.

Thankfully there were no close call, crashes or tickets, which I guess is always a risk in a large group ride that last 400+ miles.

This year I took a short detour off Hwy 89 near Monitor Pass, to Levathian Peak and rode up the 2 mile dirt road to the Forest Service lookout post. The air was extremely clear there and the views were amazing. The lookout itself was gated off, so I stopped a few yards before the summit and took some pictures.

This is the lookout (not my picture):

Mosquito Lake was beautiful:

Night Cap Peak with a lot of snow:

The MV is a beautiful looking bike:

My favorite vista of Leavitt Meadows:

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