One of my springtime rituals is riding up to Route 1 in the South Fort Mountains to see my favorite wildflower patch. I usually start trying Memorial Day weekend to see if the road is even open. But this year I got an early start on it.
I was supposed to have a photoshoot today but last night the model cancelled. Since Lori and I worked ourselves too hard in the yard yesterday, it seemed like a good day to get the Sprint ST out since I got the front flat taken care of. I thought I’d go scout some locations I wanted to use for photoshoots out in the Willow Creek area.
I first went up Route 1 starting at the 299 side. It was pretty clear, still a bit of snow on the side of the road, and a few spots where I had to drive through tire tracks, but passable. I was planning to take 6N06 down to Willow Creek, but that road hadn’t been plowed so it looked a bit sketchy for the Sprint. If I had been on the KLR650 I would have attempted it.
So instead I went down Route 1 further just to see how the wildflower patch is doing. The wildflowers are just starting to poke out of the soil, so it’ll be awhile.
Then I turned around and went back to 299 and took it to the other end of 6N06 to see how far I could get up from that direction. I found the spot that I wanted to use for the photoshoot but there were already people there, so I continued on up as far as I could and then turned around.
On my way back down the people had left the spot so I stopped and took pictures.
Then I had a great bacon cheeseburger in Willow Creek, and got home just as the sun was setting. A great day to be out and a nice 200 mile ride on the Triumph.