SYMBA Ride To Alaska: Home!
Just got home late last night.
The last few days have been bitter sweet knowing that the trip is coming to an
Riding into WA it got very warm and nothing but blue skies. Rode through the
way that I had originally intended to go north where I got stuck in the snow.
There was only a few patches of snow left on the side of the road. Went into
Portland and stopped by the SYM dealership there and did an oil change, thanks
for the oil guys! They have tons of Symbas in stock. The heat wave was
happening all in the North West, it was almost 100* in the Portland Area. Got
to the coast and it got cold and foggy. Put the rain suit back on. The fog
lasted all the way home. Once I got to hwy1 I rode the bike harder then I had
ever ridden it, WOT all the way. I love CA and it’s twisty roads. Canada and
Alaska didn’t have much twisties at all. Their roads are meant for 18wheelers.
The bike is very balance and handles really well. The suspension works great
for what it is. I was able to pass up cars in the technical sections of hwy1.
Got into SF and was pulled over for a burnt out license plate light. When I got
back into the USA I was really thrown off by the traffic density and over
stimulation of signs. It was a strange feeling, almost overwhelming
confusion..got used to being in Canada and Alaska with not much people or
It felt good riding familiar roads again. What I was surprised of in Canada and
Alaska was the lack of big trees. Most all the big trees there were only about
a foot in diameter and mabe 20-30 feet in height, very small compared to the big
trees here in California.