and to the empty canyon with our precious friend. went up to the crystal cafe...
and then came half way down, instead of going straight we took east fork and went up a little bit more. today's motorcycles are: one thumper and two parallel twins, all from 70s. we just wanted to keep riding forever!
our emotions were still running high from the exhilarating ride but these ranges of mountains are always calm and refreshing. 余りにも気持ちのいいライドで興奮気味の我々を迎え入れてくれるのは、この落ち着き払った山々。覚醒と平穏の狭間で何ともいえない気持ちにさせてくれる。最高のオートバイ日和よ、ありがとう。
our friend A-san had company from japan, wanted to take them to the canyon and asked shinya to be a guide! "the canyon guide"? it sounds so tempting. i went up for a guide, too. we didn't know why we shouldn't!
on the way to the highway from the willow springs race way. we stopped by here last year and i remember it was right at the closing time and the gate closed in front of us. レース・トラックからハイウェイに出る途中にあるネコ科の動物保護センター。去年寄った時はちょうど閉園時間で、目の前でゲートが閉まったんだった。
the gate was open this year.
thinking about how and why they ended up being here in the cage (and probably they were in the cage before they were rescued) is heart wrenching...these birds were flying back and forth between inside and outside the cages.