Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Washougal, Washington, USA
Interesting rider sightings
I live next to Interstate 5, just North of Portland, Oregon. I hop onto the highway almost every day for short shopping trips, etc... Of course I watch for bikes and enjoy seeing the local Strom riders on their daily commutes.
Every couple of months, I'll spot a Strom, usually heading North towards Seattle. Could be either a 1000 or 650. They stay in the fast lane, moving slightly faster than the rest of the traffic. They always have side and top cases mounted. Sometimes I can make out an ADV sticker. Sometimes they are wearing dirty riding gear that looks like it has been through some serious rain.
I assume these guys are on long distance rallies of the Iron Butt type. Whenever I see one I want to go grab my Strom and ride along!
2011 DL650 ABS (white) Fully farkled and going strong.
2004 DL650 (blue) sold to Blair Layton for use as a project bike.
1992 Honda CB750 Nighthawk
1982 Yamaha XV920RJ
1978 Yamaha XS-500E
1968 Suzuki X6 Scrambler
You can call your bike a Wee if you like. I call mine the LightStrom!