Three months ago I finished my Motorcycle Safety Foundation courses and got my M-class license. I also bought a 1986 Nighthawk CB700SC, a 4-cylinder standard motorcycle that was made the very same year in which I was born. I’ve felt the call - it’s time to take this bike on a road trip.
This picture shows my bike, as it was about a month before I bought it from its previous owner. I found the bike from his imgur post about a motocamping trip he took - this is the ‘before’ picture. I still have the same Coretech saddle and gas tank bags - new tires though!
My goal, since the moment I saw that post, was to take this bike on another long ride. A lot of them if I can manage it. After a few months of practicing and riding with my friends on day trips, I’m ready. And I finally have the opportunity.
Next Monday (7 days from now) I will embark on a 4-day ride to Eugene, OR and back. The ride will be split up between a few days of travel up to Bellingham, WA by car with my sister to spend Thanksgiving with my family.
This is my planned route of travel. I will stick pretty close to the coast for most of the trip. There’s a few places where, time depending, I might take some side roads that I think look quite beautiful.
This blog is going to be where I share photos and talk about this experience. I’ll be documenting as much as I can from preperation, to the ride itself, and hopefully give some reflection afterwards as well.
Let’s have some fun!