Hello folks. First, a brief (thankfully ) bit of background for ya: I've been here since 2003; decided I wasn't going to join until I had something to say in the form of a Ride Report. Well, I still don't actually have anything to say, but I'm gonna subject you to my pointless musings anyway....WAIT, don't leave yet! It's mostly just photos- you have my word. This trip was hatched last September from the remnants of a canceled Rocky Mountain ride. My Valkyrie-riding buddy, Steve, hurt his knee a month out from that trip and had to cancel due to surgery. Various forces seemed to be aligning against me, so I decided to postpone that trek 'til this year (coming up in August). So...I was left with two weeks vacation, a tour-prepped 2001 Triumph Speed Triple and the need to go somewhere. What I decided on may not have been the ludicrous splendor of Colorado Aspens or Utah red rock, but it was good, just the same. Stick around for some coastal meandering, mountain twisties, and finally, dozens of rip-snorting Speed Triples.