The plan was for me to ride up to Nephi, UT and spend the night. Basically, staging so I could be at Harrison Eurosports in Sandy, UT when they open at 9:00 am. I left home Friday afternoon with the temperature hovering around 106. All was good, the new beastie bike fits me well and I headed out.
I wasn't 40 miles into my trip today when I was literally run off the road by some bitch who decided my lane looked more fun than hers. I hit the brakes the same time I hit the rumble strips and laid on the horn. Upon recovery, I sped up next to her and beeped until she looked at me as she mouthed "I'm sorry" to which I responded with the universal two finger look in my eyes, see me sign. She almost killed me. Watch out people, they ARE out to get you.
Funny, I didn't panic or get butterflies in my tummy. I just reacted with evasive maneuvers without even thinking about it. It did make me angry, though. She simply did not look. There was no reason for her to change lanes. I was in the left lane, she was in the middle lane and there was a third, truck lane on that section of I-15. There was nobody in front of her. I don't know..... Oh well, I managed to continue on the journey and easily made it to Nephi by late afternoon. Eric had fixed up a hydration system for me and that was a blessing! I was able to keep hydrated and only had one stop in Beaver, UT for a late lunch. I'm loving the 7.9 gallon gas tank!
The next morning I was up early, grabbed some high carb brekkie and headed toward Sandy. Fortunately, that portion of my ride was uneventful and I pulled into Harrison Eurosports about 8:40 am. There were a few peeps already there and I just hung out until they officially opened and I could get in for the service. Eric arrived not too long after I did. He had brought a new rear tire with him so he pulled off the wheel in the parking lot and took that and the new tire to the service bay to get it mounted.
I snapped a few pictures of the plethora of bikes at Harrison Eurosports. I know my last blog was meager on bike pictures because I was just too excited about MY bike. So, here is some eye candy for you.
They have BMW's
Since the service was going to take a few hours, we had arranged to meet a friend and fellow rider, Lydia Jones who lives in Salt Lake. She arrived in her car and after some chit chat we jumped in the car and went off for brunch. We had such a delightful time with her and our time together simply went by too fast. So fast, in fact, that I forgot to take a picture :-(
After our meal, back at the dealer, we were just about finished with the service and Eric's tire had been mounted. While I went though the service details and paid the bill, Eric put his rear wheel back on the bike. Not too long after that we were off on another adventure!
Both of us were sick and tired of slogging I-15 so I planned a rural mountain route home. We did take I-15 south about 40 miles and then headed east on Utah Hiway 6. We then made a right turn onto UT 96, a scenic byway. We took a quick stop at the beginning of UT 96.
Selfie shot - I see I'm still wrinkling my nose, I have to work on that :-)
It was lovely! The weather was perfect, warm but not triple digits. Very little traffic and wonderful scenery! It has been a long time since I was last on this highway and I'm glad we rode it. This is Utah's central mountains at their best!
We stopped to take a few photos. I forgot to bring the GoPro :-( The twisties were awesome as we rode through thick forest. We passed many mountain lakes.
We popped out of the mountains in Huntington, UT and then went south on UT Hiway 10 to the tiny town of Ferron, UT.
We had burgers at the Grub Box. We didn't go to the nursing home ;-)
Another 10 miles or so on I-70 and we headed south again on UT Hiway 24 and then onto UT Hiway 62 through the tiny town of Kingston. Finally, we hit UT Hiway 89 which we rode for several miles to Circleville, UT where we stopped at this tiny cafe for some Huckleberry ice cream, ymmmy!
It was delightful to arrive safe and sound at home again and park the bikes.
So, this trip was about 780 miles and I now have 1100 and change on the new steed. Oh, I almost forgot to tell you what I've added to the beastie bike! First and most important was the hydration system designed by my honey, Eric. It works perfectly!
The most important Bambi Killer Voodoo doll! LOL, poor thing, look how dirty it's face is which was the only part showing before in the aux tank cover. The rest of it looks new :-) I'm so glad I found a good place to park Bambi!
As always, thanks for following along with me. I hope to get some more riding in soon and I'll be posting for your pleasure!