I rode to the top of a mountain today. My second time being on top of one, and I must say I like it!
It was a one lane road with turnouts here and there to allow traffic going the other way to pass. Gravel on dirt where the gravel on asphalt had eroded away. I preferred the gravel on dirt. It was steep enough that the gravel on asphalt lead to undesired wheelspin. I was not racing up by ANY means. But it was loose enough that when I saw a section of the asphalt coming up, I would increase my speed while I was still on the dirt so I could back off the throttle on the loose stuff. I got to the top and there was a handful of gravel on top of my trailer. Goldwings don't throw rooster tails, do they?
It was clouded in when I got there but it was clearing.
The trip back down was a little uneasy. I used the transmission and brakes. This is one time I am very glad I have the electric trailer brakes!
Now that I am away from the coast, the temps are higher. I decided to ger a room rather than camp. Another factor other than temp is my shaving habits. I shave in the morning. I hate shaving later in the day, and especially at night. But KOA campgrounds have many campers and few showers. As such, I tend to shower at night when I am there. This means I skip shaving in the morning when I am at a KOA. Weird, I know, but that is how I am.
P.s. I guess I did make it in to Oregon. I followed the Columbia River Gorge.