Riding season is in full swing

Riding Season has been going full-bore here in Central Oregon. We’ve even had enough rain to keep the dust down lately, making for a great time to be hitting the fire roads around here. Unfortunately I haven’t been riding much. A job change about a month and a half ago–back to my old company–combined with work on my new project, a trip out to Raleigh, NC and maintenance around the property hasn’t left much time for riding. Couple all that with my wife’s new job that has her attending after-hours and weekend events frequently and I seem to be stuck at home an awful lot. Definitely not living up to my “ride more” New Year’s resolution.

That said, there have been a couple of highlights: a ride on the Ural out to Prineville and beyond with my buddy and a really good right last night that started nearby–Horse Butte–and ended with me riding clear down to Sunriver, up to Mt. Bachelor and through the Tetherow community in Bend. Was only an hour and change, but the weather, traffic and moment were all just perfect. Have also managed to get my wife to ride with me in the Ural several times this summer and that’s always a treat.

Here’s a few pics from recent rides.

This shot was taken coming back down from the hills. The Ural in the foreground is my buddy's 2004 Tourist. He's put a ton of miles on it--accompanied by a fair share of work keeping it running.

This shot was taken coming back down from the hills. The Ural in the foreground is my buddy’s 2004 Tourist. He’s put a ton of miles on it–accompanied by a fair share of work keeping it running.

This ride up into the mountains behind Prineville was awesome. Light rain and cold, but the Urals seemed right at home. Need to get back up there on two wheels.

This ride up into the mountains behind Prineville was awesome. Light rain and cold, but the Urals seemed right at home. Need to get back up there on two wheels.

There's a really nice winding road through the Tetherow development in Bend right now. One day it'll be too busy to be fun...like Mt. Washington Drive...but for now it's all grins.

There’s a really nice winding road through the Tetherow development in Bend right now. One day it’ll be too busy to be fun…like Mt. Washington Drive…but for now it’s all grins.

The WR worked well at altitude. Doesn't Century Drive just make you want to hang a left and run for the hills in this picture?

The WR worked well at altitude. Doesn’t Century Drive just make you want to hang a left and run for the hills in this picture?