Motorcycles and Mindspace

Surprisingly it was very hard to get a room in Bishop two months out. I wound up at the Trees Motel which just wasn’t a good fit. It was a long walk to the restaurants in town in motorcycle boots. I always walk as I don’t drink and ride and dammit – I wanted a... Continue Reading →

2014 Memorial Day Mingle – Day 2

I was tired last night.  I was surprised how hard I had slept.  I knew something was not right the moment my face moved.  The insect bite really had swollen up overnight.  We iced it again which helped, but there was going to be a little extra fluff in my helmet on the ride today. ... Continue Reading →

Highway 168: OMG

I was up insanely early this morning.  It was 5:30 AM and I was wide awake.  There are generally two ways to get into Death Valley: Lone Pine and Beatty.  The first two years I went via Lone Pine as most people went that way`.  With my trip to Australia getting closer and closer I... Continue Reading →

Dropping into the Park

Getting to Death Valley: There are two routes we usually take down into Death Valley. The "short" or "regular" route and the "long" route. I've never done the longer route as it is usually cold in the morning and I'm not one to go up to 8,000ft when it's 40 degrees at 4,00 ft. For... Continue Reading →

The Last Photo

I've been working on a photo collection for about seven years from various parts of California.  I was invited to present at a photography expo in mid July that I'd like to be able to show this piece.  The problem is that I'm missing one critical piece of the picture, the low desert in Southern... Continue Reading →

Eureka Dunes (250 Miles)

When I awoke the next morning my tent was full of sand. The wind blew the sand up under the fly and through the mesh to coat just about everything I had inside of the tent with a layer of grit. I mean we were out in the desert, but I've not seen the wind... Continue Reading →

Into the Park (340mi)

When staying in Bakersfield the default hotel for me has been the Buck Owens Best Western as it's the SBR usual. John suggested the Quality Inn just down the road. Accommodations were just as good with a breakfast included as well. At $65/night for two people the price was right and didn't include roaches as... Continue Reading →

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