Last weekend Savannah and I took a quick spin down to Yakima Canyon via hwy 20 to look at a potential dog breeder for a chocolate lab.
FYI guys, this is the secret to a successful relationship: Hours spent together NOT talking... I get to ride, we both get to look at dogs, and she gets to shop! lol The best of everything!
So we took Heisenberg's advice and took the lower road "Sauk valley road" which was a nice ride with a couple good corners, I guess I was still spoiled from the Cali trip
Here's are the links for the trip:
Starting onto HWY 20 we rode east through the Cascades:
Cascades chatting with a nice fellow on his new Aprilia
Here we are in Winthrop, awesome town full of riders. Definitely coming back
HWY 10, it was a little detour, but well worth it!
Yakima Canyon, full of cops... but my God is it beautiful!
Mother and daughter, the one on the right is the mom of our new puppy this spring!
Two of the labs playing
Mt. Rainier pass.
Synopsis: HWY 20 is a good ride if you REALLY like to speed, unfortunately I have slowed down painfully in the straights so HWY 20 and 97 were quite boring for me. There were a couple nice corners on the other roads we took so that was fun. The scenery was second to none, even comparing the California trip, although there were a couple places that did remind me of B.C. which is always comforting. Leaving Yakima, 410 was a fun road to ride with moderate traffic and great views, but Mt. Rainier was a drag, not only was it bloody cold, there were police, RV's and newbie motorbike riders everywhere. But after a short stint in Seattle for Savannah shopping, we rode home along HWY 9, which on a Sunday evening is always a great ride and really topped off the trip for me.
The ride was one of Savannah's favorites, the sedate pace, the nice scenery and the combination of a hotel room and Chocolate labs might have been the contributing factors. lol
Anyways, HWY 20 is a great ride if you have a radar detector, but HWY 9 was still the favorite slab of pavement for me.