RubiKon Adventures

Tales and travels of "GrizzLee", "Looksha Lori" & "Yukon Johann"

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

BMW GSA1200 - What a Ride

Back in April, Grizzlee finally got his dream bike. A BMW GS 1200 Adventure model with all the trimmings. Everything that a wanna be adventure rider, like Lee, could ever dream of. Heated grips, electronic adjustable suspension, anti-lock brakes, off-road capability, touring bags, shaft drive and a unique suspension system like no other.

Thanks to a very understanding spouse (Lori), who views Lee's time away as a sort of mini vacation for herself.
This was an experiment of sorts. The first overnight trip to try out the gear and see how it all works.

Beauty eh?
North Cascades Scenery is hard to beat.

A quick check on the PCT trail conditions. Still too early to hike (too much snow on the trail)

Another break.

Liberty Bell.

Liberty Bell, a scenic wonder just off the highway.

The Liberty Bell range (Early Winters Spires).

More scenic highway.

What's this, another GSA 1200?

Yep, Hussien and his girlfirend were out for a weekend ride to Winthrop, Wa.

Looking good.

It amazes Lee, that a good looking bike can make an average looking rider look good when standing next to it. (Say that 10 times real fast and try not to snort your beer)

Camp on east side of the Cascades.

It all worked out very well.

All said and done. The trip was about 550 miles (including side trips to some lakes and rivers). The bike behaved well. Lee's arse was a bit sore, but that is expected on any long trip.
Until next time.....

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