Day 4 of our Topaz, Nevada motorcycle adventure ride put on by Dual Sport West. For the final day we saved the Ebbetts Pass and Sonora Pass route. Since we rode up on Sonora Pass, we planned to ride the first have through Ebbetts Pass then continue on home. Like every plan so far on the trip, reality got in the way.
For the past seven weeks I’ve been riding a Triumph Tiger 1050, compliments of California Triumph. When I first got the motorcycle in mid-May, I was quite enthusiastic about riding the bike. Several months ago, I met a guy that owned a Tiger 1050. He raved about its power and handling. He loved the bike, and spoke very enthusiastically about it.
I had to take my Toyota Land Cruiser in for service today. After dropping it off, I had the opportunity to get a Toyota Prius for the day. I have a friend that raves about his Prius. I’ve had a Prius rental car twice before, but never understood the attraction. So this time, I decided to spend the day running errands to get more experience with the Prius. After about 200 miles of city and highway driving, I thought I’d pass along my thoughts and opinions.
We’ve had our Toyota Land Cruiser for about 10 years. It has almost 100,000 miles on it. It is our primary vehicle for camping, skiing, school field trips, and anything else that requires carrying a lot of people and cargo. For years, we simply rented an SUV whenever we needed one. This gave us a chance to drive a wide variety of SUVs before purchasing one. Then our oldest daughter started kindergarten, and we decided it was time to get our own SUV to haul around kids, and their stuff.
Okay, I now have RC-helicopter envy. I just saw the new JR GSR260Z Sports RC-helicopter. What a beast! It makes my little rc-helicopters look like toys, which in reality, I guess they are toys. But, with a main rotor diameter of 5.86 ft (1.79m), this is one big helicopter. This is definitely designed for the advanced rc-heli pilot.