And then up with fellow small displacement Honda enthusiastic Dan Jackett over the weekend. His 84' CT110 is a very cool adventure rig which has also been tested on the Dalton Hwy. Despite the forecast of rain overnight, Dan was game to show me a few roads in his backyard such as Maple Springs Canyon, and Trabuco Canyon and the off road gem that is Holy Jim's. The road up was the most rutted and steepest I've ever pushed the Ruck up. I'm being quite literal when I say that, I was actually off the bike pushing it for many of the steep sections because it did not have the power to make it up. We didn't even make it up to the staircase, and stopped at a small pond on the left. Brown muddy water evidenced the recent rain and the low hanging clouds foretold what was to come. We swapped stories into the night and ate camp food in the darkness. This is SoCal and campfires are a huge No-no.
In May 2014 I quit my job to ride a Honda Ruckus over 69'000 mi and counting. Wild camping most nights and cooking most of my own meals, I keep the costs low and the landscape changing.