Did some off-roading on the Multi today. Well, sort of. After a long, very demanding couple of weeks at work, and seeing a nice, sunny 75 degree day outside, I decided to leave work a little early (around 4 PM), and head up the hill for a little ride.
There’s a beautiful, twisty road about an hour from my house, in the mountains near Crouch, Idaho. I’ve been up this road a couple of times before on previous bikes I’ve owned, but I’ve always had to turn around when the nice, paved asphalt ends, and the rugged, pothole-filled, gravel covered road begins.
When I bought the Multi earlier this year, I actually thought about how cool it would be to be able to keep going on this road, and now I had the chance to actually test it out!
I took it pretty easy, as I knew that braking and cornering would be dicey with all the loose gravel on top of the surface, along with trying to navigate between all the potholes in the road. It sure was fun to keep going and going up the road, wondering what the view would be like around the next bend, as the road snaked along beside the river.
Although I would have loved to continue for hours up this beautiful stretch, I didn’t want to be out too late, as I got a pretty late start to begin with, so I turned around and headed back. Of course, I stopped at a few points along the way to snap some photos.
So far, the Multistrada is definitely just what I hoped it would be – a fun and versatile bike that will take me to lots of scenic and wonderful places, and give me lots of good exploration and photo opportunities.