Had a fantastic weekend in Indy over the past few days. Toured around Indy Friday morning taking pics and wandering the city I used to live in and still enjoy. I met up with Sbeau at his shop and after a grand tour and some picture snapping, we headed out for a hot afternoon of trespassing, hobo-camp crashing, brewery touring, and visiting some old abandoned places in Indy. It was a freakin hot day, one of those that makes you seriously contemplate wearing gear, and after a few hours in the 90+ degree heat, we headed back for home to end the night drinking and eating some great grub!
The following morning, we met up with some friends for a full day of dual sport riding. Me riding Scott's decked out and fully off-road capable XR 650, he on a 1200GS, and our friends Keith and Dustin on a KLR 650 and Ural respectively.
Saturday was a blast and I was quickly introduced to the world of off-road motorcycling and trail riding. We made our way south of Indy to Brown county and picked up on the innocent trespassing scene where Scott and I left off the previous day, with a romp through the fields and some construction zones. Such a blast and though I've never done it before, I quickly became comfortable with the squirm and jocky-ing of a motorcycle reacting to rough terrain. After nearly being thrown from the bike after a few deep ruts, I quickly adapted the stand-up riding position, and though a good upper body workout, it was much easier to manipulate and muscle the bike through the terrain.
We made our way to Keith's parents house and continued riding trails. Just out their back door was a great little cut-out through the woods into a clearing of mud and mulch falling and rising in elevation with a tricky ravine in the middle that caught more than one of us off-guard. Scott nearly killed me as I sat in the Ural's sidecar, white-knuckled grip with one hand and camera in the other. It was fantastic!
Here are a bunch of pics from an absolute blast of a weekend!
Cruising around downtown
RHCP under the bridge anyone?
A little trespassing never hurt no one.