Mellow Yellow - and Buddha to boot!

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by Tyler, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. Tyler

    Tyler Miss Demeanor

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    My friend, Brian/R1Rated, and I had been talking about getting together for a little jaunt... in fact, we talked about it for months but never did it! lol But finally, schedules and weather collided in a positive manner and the game was on...

    First things first... coffee and catch up...
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    When we first arrived, it was overcast and looked like it might even sprinkle a little... but we sat and chatted for about 2 hours, giving the sun a chance to burn off those clouds and come out with its hat on (musical interlude)...
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    Spring is definitely sproinging everywhere...
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    We headed up 152 and turned onto Pole Line Rd... I love this huge tree at the intersection of Pole Line and Mt. Madonna Rd... its weathered many a storm and is still standing... my kind of tree...
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  2. Tyler

    Tyler Miss Demeanor

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    Before heading down Mt. Madonna Rd., I remembered that there was a monastery somewhere on Summit Rd. that I had seen photos of but never seen myself... since time wasn't an issue, away we went on Summit Rd... but first stopped to smell the flowers... big patch of daffodils...
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    Summit Rd. then gets quite narrow and bumpy/goaty... I was getting a little worried that I had missed it when, voila!! I found Buddha!!!
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    Hard to be sad around the happy Buddha...
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    Other statues to be inspired by...
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    More cherry blossoms...
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    RAWR!!
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    Brian was inspired to rub his own belly for good luck... Buddha was happy...
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  3. Tyler

    Tyler Miss Demeanor

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    Down Mt. Madonna Rd... love to put the bike in neutral and coast all the way down...
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    Great view...
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    They call Mellow Yellow, quite rightly...
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    Musical interlude - part deux...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcF_2bxWuzQ

    Until we came to rest in the bustling beach town of Capitola for a late lunch...
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  4. Tyler

    Tyler Miss Demeanor

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    Lots of folks out enjoying the day...
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    Mine...
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    Jonathan Livingston...
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    Painted ladies - Capitola style...
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    After lunch, Brian headed south for Marina and I headed for home via San Jose-Soquel Rd. and Old Santa Cruz Hwy... blessedly empty of other vehicles, I had the roads to myself and thoroughly enjoyed a spirited romp toward home...
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    Great ride with a great friend and Buddha to boot! :cool

    FIN
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  5. ToniBraxton

    ToniBraxton Weeeee

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    That RT looks great in all black!
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  6. Tyler

    Tyler Miss Demeanor

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    Glad someone finally got that! :D

    Yeah it's a smart lookin' rig, fo sho! :1drink
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