There is nothing like warming up the butt muscles by riding 200+ miles to a beautiful natural landmark.  We met up with a friend’s biker ‘gang’ and headed up north.  We had to stop in Kelso, Washington to pick up the rest of the group and fill our tanks as well as our bellies at a buffet-style eatery called Izzy’s.

Meeting up with the gang

Meet-Up Point

After changing the tension in our suspension (from the extra weight added to the bike from the buffet), we set off.  15 bikes riding staggered up I-5 making our way to the countryside .  Cool.

The day started at a cool 70 degrees and we managed to wear our leathers until mid-ride as the temperature rose into the 80s.  The cool breeze wafting over us as we ride is fairly close to bliss as we pass through the shadows of the overarching trees.

Reaching our destination we decide to stop and take a group photo:

The Group

The Group

We spent about an hour socializing and getting a proper education about the explosion that made this mountain popular worldwide and mounted up.  Stopping only for gas on the way home, we hit the highway as our group slowly dwindles as riders take their leave.

Waving to the remaining view, we hit our exit and proceed to our next manly activity… visiting the newest addition to the Yung family…  Baby Carter!

Carter - 5 days old

Carter - 5 days old