More pics it is then.. (in no particular order)
Shot up road signs, East of Elko, NV
Alarming road sign. Somewhere in UT.
Peacocks (hens?) checking out the bike. (I think they liked it).
For trips, I cover the gas tank with that clear book covering plastic stuff (not sure what it's called).
It protects the paint from my magnetic tank bag & peels off easily without damaging the paint as it isn't that sticky. You can buy it by the roll in Staples.
The Givi pannier bags are a bit small, but they can be mounted & removed from the rack in seconds (with a key).
They also make excellent crash protectors if you have a "senior moment" and manage to drop the bike at zero speed. (Don't ask).
En route to Las Vegas, trading war stories with a nice old gentleman who was on his way to Henderson, NV for a vintage motor show.
He said he'd love a sports bike but can't afford the tickets..
Riding down the main drag, Las Vegas, NV
We stayed mostly in KOA campsites - they tend to be pretty decent quality, not too expensive and, as they tend not to be in busy areas, the (bike) security is a lot better than say a motel.
S. Lake Tahoe.
Middlegate Station, Hwy 50, NV
This place kinda made me feel like I'd blundered onto a movie set.
Can't really describe it, you just need to go see it for yourself.
I had to grit my teeth and buy a splash of regular gas there as "America's Loneliest Highway" was giving me extreme range anxiety.
The Pacific.. Hwy 1, just north of Cambria,CA