Cinco de Mayo 2012 – Another Ride in the Sierras
It was a Thursday, and I had posted something on my Facebook page and it got a comment from my good friend Don. He said “We’re going up to Tahoe for lunch, wanna come with us?” Um… yeah. It was on.
After packing a few things I headed down to hookup with Don and the boys as they headed up Hwy 88…
We rode up Hwy 88 to Carson Pass before pausing briefly to take in the view and do the meet and greet.
The views were, as always, spectacular.
Jim rode his Hayabusa ‘fighter’. 180 hp stripped of all the unnecessary bits…
We were a motley crew, with a rather diverse collection of motorcycles. Don’s Valkyrie, Ted’s Gold Wing, Jim’s Hayabusa, Bill’s Victory Vegas, and my Scrambler.
Bill (who I had not met prior to this day) rode a beautiful Victory Vegas.
From there we headed up Hwy 88, through Hope Valley before turning on Hwy 89/4 then onto Monitor Pass. We stopped briefly to catch the view, looking down into the high desert of Nevada.
After running some errands, we made our way back into Minden/Gardnerville for an appropriate Cinco de Mayo lunch (Mexican!) at a restaurant recommended by the locals.
Looking across the road (sorry about the wires) you could see the majesty of the eastern slopes of the Sierra.
and we ate outside, adjacent to the bikes on a beautiful afternoon in the sun.
I’ll be posting a video in a few days, stay tuned!