Love it!!Since moving to Wallowa County 5 years ago, I have had a dream of riding a motorcycle across Wallowa Lake. This was a "bucket list" kind of dream, meaning that it was something that I eventually wanted to do before leaving this life, but not something that actually needed to happen. It has taken 5 years to complete for a couple of reasons. 1st: Wallowa Lake does not freeze over every winter. 2nd: I needed a bike and tires capable of riding on a frozen lake. 3rd: convincing my wife that I wasn't going to die in my attempt. So, this year all requirements came together, quite literally in a perfect storm of ice, motorcycle, and an understanding wife.
I suppose the pictures tell the tell better than my rambling:
From the top of the boat ramp prior to riding onto the lake. The empty 30 gallon barrel was there to float the bike should it go for a swim. My life jacket was in case I accidentally went for a swim.
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Me doing a trial run before going the 6 miles down and back to the other end. The shore behind me is not the far end, just the West side of the lake. Fog rolled in before I did my actual across-lake run, so pictures didn't show anything.
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Pulling the kids up the frozen boat ramp after giving them a sled ride around on the lake.
Minimal hex-head screw studs in rear and front tires.
In the end, it was a successful ride and now I can move on to the other two items on my bucket list. Although, I'm only in my mid-30s, so maybe I shouldn't be in any rush.
Thanks for reading.