Monday, July 17, 2017
On Saturday we took ScooterBob for one last adventure in Oregon. Today he shall travel to Victoria to hang out with Princess ScooterPie while it is still sunny on the wet coast.
Our destination was Tillamook on the Oregon Coast. Inspired by ToadMama we rode to see some barn quilts.
|(ScooterBob in Tillamook, Oregon)|
After this photo was taken, a wind gust came up and
Humpty Dumpty ScooterBob fell off my tail bag. While he is very photogenic, base jumping from tail bags is not his forte. You'll note the rest of the pictures were taken with ScooterBob firmly on the ground.While the photographs are not as visually interesting, we didn't want to call on all the kings horses and all the kings men to put him back together again.
|(Barn quilt No 2 at the Tillamook fairgrounds)|
|(Barn Quilt No 3, not as close to the road)|
|(One last barn quilt before heading home)|
Safe journey little ScooterBob. Enjoy Victoria.
Troubadour & Trobairitz
Monday, June 19, 2017
Yesterday Troubadour and I took ScooterBob on a little journey to Florence. Not Florence, Italy, but Florence, Oregon.
Along the way we stopped at the Wildcat Creek Covered Bridge, originally built in 1925.
|(ScooterBob looking tiny compared to the bridge)|
|(Had to move him to a post for a better shot)|
|(Oh look, you can see the railroad bridge too)|
|(Posing for pictures is hard work, he rested in the cool grass)|
Once in Florence we made our way to the Siuslaw River Coffee Roasters. Iced lattes were consumed outside under the shade of an umbrella while ScooterBob kept us company and observed the historic bridge which opened in 1936.
|(ScooterBob in Florence at the Siuslaw River Coffee Roaster)|
|(Keeping an eye on the bridge)|
|(And one last shot in black and white just for visual interest)|
Too soon we needed to head home. ScooterBob was tucked in his case and stowed in my tail bag for a safe journey to our house where he awaits his next outing.
- Troubadour & Trobairitz
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
While there are no stellar photos in this post, our initial intentions were to find some covered bridges for ScooterBob.
Alas, we were waylaid at Saturday Morning Coffee and just rode home for lunch after.
BobSkoot used to enjoy attending coffee when he was in town so we had to take him for his first Corvallis outing at Coffee.
It was a small group that showed up for coffee with only 5 in attendance, but we were all on bikes.
|(ScooterBob with 2 Tiger 955's, a Versys 300, a Ducati Monster 1200, and a Daytona 675)|
No, your eyes do not deceive you, there were two Triumph Tiger 955's in Lucifer orange. PolarBear replaced his stolen black Tiger with an orange one to match Troubadour's.
|(The bikes get a closer view of ScooterBob)|
I took one last picture of the crew with ScooterBob.
|(L-R-Troubadour, Polar Bear, Melissa, and Josh)|
We are hoping to get out and get some proper pics and give ScooterBob a nice tour, but with prior obligations it will take a week or two.
- Troubadour & Trobairitz
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Troubadour and Trobairitz (they're the ones on the left).
BTW, I couldn't figure out if it was ScooterBob or Scooterbob.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Monday, May 8, 2017
We made it the the other end of the Alaska Highway this afternoon. So, unlike the sign says, we are exiting the "World Famous Alaska Highway".
Here is a better view of the sign. Usually this place is packed with every one wanting their motorcycle/bicycle/SUV or whatever in front of the sign. Today, we were the only ones there.
Sunday, May 7, 2017
Scooterbob is on the move again. We are heading down the Alaska Highway except we are doing it backwards compared to the "norm". The first stop was Birch Lake about 70 miles southwest of Fairbanks. Theoretically it's on the Richardson Highway and not the Alaska Highway. Still a little bit of ice.
The end of the Alaska Hwy is usually a busy place. But we are still well before the normal tourist season. The visitors center was still closed for the season.
We stopped at the border to get another popular photo stop for just about anyone visiting Alaska. Again, no one else around. This will prove to be the norm for the next couple of days. Canadian customs is still 20km down the road.
After an overnight stop in Whitehorse, YT, we got an early start. The bridge is where the Alaska Highway crosses the Yukon River.
Muncho Lake was still pretty frozen. This is in the Canadian Rockies and is one of best locations to spot wildlife. Going through here we passed about two dozen caribou. Later on, a couple of rock sheep, about 30-40 buffalo and one black bear. The bear looked like it was waiting for a bicyclist.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
I plan on heading south towards the PNW in a little over a month which means that SB can attend next month's get together at the Howling Dog Saloon (owned by one of the members). It'll be before they are officially open for business for the season.
Today, we ran around Fairbanks but I couldn't find anything "scenic" enough to justify a picture. Breakup is starting and everything is a real mess with dirty snowpiles and trash starting to surface.
Friday, March 24, 2017
That could be as soon as next week. In about six weeks, Scooterbob and I will start down the Alaska Hwy seeing what we can see though it will be early in the season. Bobscoot had talked about traveling up to Alaska but always thought, like many others, that he needed a different bike to make the trip. It won't be a bike trip though it will probably be warm enough for a ride tomorrow. The local BMW shop is having an open house with free food!
Monday, January 23, 2017
I didn't take this photo of sunrise yesterday but a friend here in the building did. The length of daylight today will already be two hours. Quite the change from zero last Friday.
Friday, January 20, 2017
TimeandDate.com showing the info for tomorrow and it shows that even though today there is zero sunlight, tomorrow will be 47 minutes. Thing change pretty rapidly at this point. The lightest blue indicates daylight where the sun is actually above the horizon. The next darker shades are civil and nautical twilight. Both are better known as dawn or dusk. As you can see, even on the winter solstice there is not really 24 hours of darkness as some media outlets would lead you to believe.