Kurt W had a great idea to ride the big bikes to Crater Lake as it was 'motorcycles-get-in-free-weekend' and it should be cooler up there than it is here in the Bend area. We both wanted to get an early start and I left my place just as the sun broke. As I was on the parkway headed to the gas stop/meeting spot, I thought that KMA should’ve come along with us. And there he was on the Vee. Nice surprise. This thing though . . . more about that later. Jim and I swapped bikes which was fun, never ridden a VStrom before. Now I get it, it’s a nice bike. Cruised some road to Davis Lake. It was great to not even be a part of the route finding at all, just following. Jim turned around at the Crescent Cut off. Kurt and I got on 97 to fuel in Chemult then on into the park. Spectacular - yes? Then we went to the lodge and Kurt got this bowl with toe (to be added later ). I had a sandwich in the tank bag. Then we rode around the lake. Kurt gave me signals off his extremely accurate Tuono at 55, 60 & 70 mph and the 950 was no more than 2 mph over, not the 10% over as I'd been told. Now I know why I have a speeding ticket in my wallet. Headed towards home. Beautiful day. Stopped to arrange another bike swap. These guys roared by. Yeah ! Party on !! And then I got to ride my first sport bike and it blew my mind and I should never have one of those for sure. The End.