Defer, Defer, Defer

It's hard to believe how fast the time goes. It's now time to return home for real. I need to leave today to make it to San Jose by Thursday. I'd like a few days to chill out before heading back to work. Like the other days I'm headed out for a major adventure, the... Continue Reading →

Bumming in Seattle

I've got the weekend to chill out in Seattle before heading back to San Francisco. I'm not sure at this point which day I'm leaving as the weather is true Seattle: rain. Andy and I were planning on camping, but sitting in a tent with rain is not my idea of fun nor is it... Continue Reading →

Federal 2

While I'm still having a ton of fun out here on the road, my mind set has changed about the trip. I'm going home now. I've been through much of northern Idaho and just a touch of Montana and it's time to turn the bike west and head back to Seattle. I'm trying to avoid... Continue Reading →

On the road again….

After three weeks of traveling around the south and days in Seattle where I was not riding, it was time to put miles on the bike again. This leg of the trip is the real meat of the riding where I'm going to see what I've ridden so far to get to: the back country... Continue Reading →

Slack Day

Originally I was thinking of making today a motorcycle travel day, but after spending 13 hours on planes and airports, that was not going to happen. I needed to get the rear tire replaced, so I spent most of the morning over at EastSide Moto sitting at a desk with my laptop reading and responding... Continue Reading →

Grounded

On the way back from Seattle, the bike picked up a staple in the rear tire. I took it down to CycleWorks in Renton as they said they could patch it. I ride about 20 miles down the freeway. The shop seemed really disorganized as it took over 20 minutes to get one of the... Continue Reading →

Snoqualmie Falls

Tuesday was great. I planned to ride out to Snoqualmie Falls, a huge waterfall in more rural Seattle. Snoqualmie Falls is only about 30 miles from Seattle so I wanted to go a bit further into the east part of the state to see what was up there. I decided to take Interstate 90 east... Continue Reading →

Headed to Downtown

Today was day number two off the bike. Both Andy and Raissa work in Downtown Seattle, so I went into town with them. To my amusement, their commute is similar to mine, just on the King County Metro versus the CalTrain. We both live in the 'burbs and commute into the city via public transit.... Continue Reading →

Chugging back to Seattle

Today it was time to head back to Seattle. I packed the suit in the saddle bags (that was the reason I went to Seattle in the first place). I could not fit the suit in the first 140 liters of space, so Chris brought it up for me. Since I needed it in Atlanta... Continue Reading →

The big U Turn

Each day seems to be different on the journey. Today was going to be a short day, just shy of 200 miles down the I-5 freeway from Seattle to Portland. What started out to be a three hour tour turned into a six hour grind. I made the mistake of leaving at three which I... Continue Reading →

I’m here (2)

Today was a late start... yep, I'm finding that I like to sleep in. At first I thought the 400 mile day to Crescent City would have been the hardest day, but the ride through Oregon was the toughest I think. Although it was a full 100 miles less, the ride was much slower going.... Continue Reading →

I’m here!

Got into seattle today. I'm exhausted, but it's been great to see Andy and Raissa again! Will write more and post pics in the am.

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