Mid-Week Rides: Sightseeing

These pictures are from Chris. Marc’s pictures from this little ride (about 250 miles if my GPS is to be believed… the same GPS that said my top speed for the day was {snicker} over 150 MPH :-) can be seen further on down the page.

Met some people today, nice couple too!

Met some people today, nice couple too!

Met some people today, nice couple too!

I’ve corresponded with Steve’n Kathy (Colorado residents and long-time friends of Bob and Polly Burns) for about a year now. They’re out visiting and today I got to meet them for the first time. They’re on a shake-down cruise with a new R1200GS and today was dedicated to showing them some backroads in Marin and Sonoma Counties.

Freestone is an enchanting old community

Freestone is an enchanting old community

Freestone is an enchanting old community
Coleman Valley Road, W. of Occidential

Coleman Valley Road, W. of Occidential

Coleman Valley Road, W. of Occidential
There's that damn 'red thing' again!

There’s that damn ‘red thing’ again!

There’s that damn ‘red thing’ again!
Decending Coleman Valley Rd. to Hwy #1

Decending Coleman Valley Rd. to Hwy #1

Decending Coleman Valley Rd. to Hwy #1
CA Hwy#1 above Jenner

CA Hwy#1 above Jenner

CA Hwy#1 above Jenner
He's gonna be late!  Anniversary Dinner too!

He’s gonna be late! Anniversary Dinner too!

He’s gonna be late! Anniversary Dinner too!
But will Bob make the turn?

But will Bob make the turn?

But will Bob make the turn?
Steve'n Kathy, the 'Colorado Kids'

Steve’n Kathy, the ‘Colorado Kids’

Steve’n Kathy, the ‘Colorado Kids’
More Hwy#1

More Hwy#1

More Hwy#1
SB on CA Hwy#1

SB on CA Hwy#1

SB on CA Hwy#1
Hah!  No 'Red Thing'!

Hah! No ‘Red Thing’!

Hah! No ‘Red Thing’!
Beautiful downtown Tomales

Beautiful downtown Tomales

Beautiful downtown Tomales

Marc’s pictures

I picked up WWWobble, Stopwatch, and Mrs Stopwatch at WWWobble’s house (about a mile from my house). From there we rode the great highway, past the Legion of Honor, and through the Presidio to the Golden Gate Bridge. The captain was waiting on the north side of the bridge where he ignored our arrival.

We stopped at the Cheese Factory to remove a layer. Note that the Captain’s bike is fully loaded for a day trip. He says it’s just to get used to his new bike loaded for his upcoming ride to the MOA rally in Vermont.

The next group of pictures were taken at our stop for lunch.

Lunch Stop

Lunch Stop

Lunch Stop
Chris and Steve

Chris and Steve

Chris and Steve
Marc

Marc

Marc
Chris

Chris

Chris
Kathy

Kathy

Kathy
Bob

Bob

Bob

Gas stop (the only one of the day) in Jenner, I believe.

Gas stop (the only one of the day) in Jenner, I believe.

Gas stop (the only one of the day) in Jenner, I believe.

The above shots were from the final stop of the day, before getting onto 101 and doing the freeway drone home. I used this stop as an opportunity to photograph the home made BMW bling on Steve’s GS.