Absinthe Of Thee Heart - Well it's been awhile since #ItalianMistressNo3 I have danced together....almost 2 months! So danced we did!!! Thee Mistress and I, we SMASHED our way through the SoCal back country today .... A late start out of Àbloc due to a bazillion ton agave letting loose from hillside at 3am, rolling down the hill onto the yard/grass.... Q: how much noise did THAT make? A: "A Shit Ton" Once I got out of Los Angeles, the skies were clear, the air was breathable, the roads were vacant, the tarmac was cool, the breathing was heavy..... Thee Italian Mistress and I put on our boogie shoes and danced the day away. George Carlin said - "You cannot, and i never wanna hear that you have fallen in love with a inanimate object, ever." Well .... he is wrong, and I have, again.... i love Thy #ItalianMistressNo3, her skills and abilities are unbelievable, a proper Dom, leaving her lover exhausted, smiling, wanting more....my how I've Mistress'd thee. Since the Crest is close due to the 146,000+ acre Bobcat fire raging in the back country, a eastbound jam down the 210 > 15 > 138 was in order, once on the 138, life was so good .... from big sweepers along the reservoir to super tight technical switchbacks under shaded twisties, that may be more suited to a lighter machine, regardless, all the work that I've done to her suspension, bits and pieces, my mistress gobbles them up....every last drop...she finishes me off nicely. My Good Mistress. I putt-putted my way through Crestline, pulled over looked at a map. thought I'd go by this other area called Lake Gregory, I was sitting in the shade at the stop sign and this dude name Dustin pulls up alongside on his dirt bike "where yah going?" I say "I'm not really sure, exploring...coach says free-form day" Dustin proceeded to give me the lowdown on the whole area .... local knowledge guru Dustin on the Dirtbike is .... hes just ridden his moto up the backside from Hesperia, total MX champ...no limp wristed ADV/Dual/Gravel machine....dirt bike proper. Dustin directed me to the Pinnacles off the 173 and oh my how incredible! amazing twisty sessions, beautiful clear blue skies, clean tarmac .... our date is a success ..... I just love setting out with the intention of none other than finding something new .... and Southern California never ceases to amaze and surprise me in that respect. traffic is light and easily passable as I got on the 18 to Big Bear .... Big Bear was an absolute shitshow of people sweating, jiggling, out of breath, selfie stick snot bubble mouth breathers with their small inbred dogs spinning circles on the leash and their kids running into the street.... Americans, so uncivilized. I had a very good ultra-dry cappuccino from the copperQ, some more sugar /pastries and then jammed down the grade, having to pull over at a viewpoint turn out due to both my hands cramping severely .... the body knows when to slow you down and show you what yer missing .... a couple of pH 1000 hydration tablets in bottled water, a few glory photos and I was on my way my way home where I was greeted by family, friends, animals and Dinah's Fried Chicken. it was A Grand Day on the Moto, oh how I miss thee #ItalianMistressNo3 .... Absinthe Make Thee Heart Go Fondle.