The black helmet is a Craigslist special, courtesy of a kind & friendly St. Paul resident. The motorcycle itself was purchased on Craigslist as well & is a 2002 model.
The old Yamaha that Dad rides on.
Empire Cycle of Long Lake, MN did the tune-ups of both rigs. They put in a new battery & adjusted the wiring on the 2002 ZX6R.
I took my bike & my dad took his bike so we all had our own rigs on this particular trip.. He is an avid biker. Dad's on a work trip in New England at the moment, incidentally.
Weather conditions on the road were dicey at times but it turned out to be a pretty good time, all things considered! I wish that the weather were good for riding all the time!
Parking at the "midway point" turned out to be a bit of a bear.
We also did a pitstop to gas up & get some snacks at the gas station in Buffalo, MN. This is also the work commuter bike for me as well, when the weather is nice enough.That is always a bit of a question here in Minnesota!
Weather at the ol' grandparents' cabin turned out to be great! It was a good, adventurous, but not too adventurous outing to go on! The day was a great success. I love summer in Minnesota!