Sunday, June 24, 2012

32 Hours in So Cal.

I was itching to get away. I didn't want to call anyone, make plans, or be on anyone else's schedule. That's why we have motorcycles right? I live just a few hours from what I would find would be one of the most amazing places for riding I've ever been.

The Route:

It's Saturday morning around 7:30 AM and I'm out the door. I'm hungry so I stop at a familiar spot, The Look Out on the Ortega Hwy. Service is extremely slow, but they have an amazing breakfast Burrito.

Yes, I over packed, and Yes that's an air mattress and a chair on my bike. I get 40 miles from breakfast and notice my left saddlebag is hanging by a thread, plus I had to piss. Bungee'd her up and was off. 

Hesperia - Gas Stop

RidgeCrest - I've got more than a 1/4 tank left, but stopped for a fill up, grabbed a drink and relaxed for 15-20 minutes. Then off towards Lake Isabella. This is when the riding started getting fun. Awesome views & Fast Turns.

Got gas just North of the lake and kept heading up Hwy 178 by the Kern River. 20 miles up the road I randomly see this familiar bearded man (It's my buddy Chris Huber & his lady). He just happened to be stopped  with his helmet off on an FXR I've never seen before. If I was 30 seconds earlier or later I would have missed them all together. Stopped for a minute said hi, didn't have time for pictures and since I've never been to the area Chris offered me a tour. We were off again.

We stopped at the Ponderosa Lodge and Huber shared some stories over a beer and some grub.

An hour later my randomly found tour guide went to show me the next town and show me some camp sites.

Our 1st stop.
The view in the back

I guess it's a theme. every town up there has one building, it's the grocery store, lodge, and the local watering  hole (We were thirsty).

After a few hours we headed out a few miles looking for camp sites. Instead we got lost up a long dirt road and found a big tree.

Camped up for the night, woke up around 8AM got some breakfast and we split in our own directions. I decided to head out the opposite direction on Hwy 190 and Chris wanted to show the lady the Hot Springs.
 These last 20 or so miles were some of the funnest and tightest twisties with the view to match. I think half my pegs are gone. Time for a suspension lift.

At the bottom of the hill you run into Lake Success near Porterville (It felt like a success).

A few miles and gas stops later I was home. 

32 Hours 585.6 miles total trip time.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Got 24 hours free...

It's been weeks since my last destination ride and my buddy needed to drive down from Santa Cruz to drop the old lady off at a hair show in long beach which gave him a free night. I told him to load the bike up and we're going somewhere. Anywhere but here. He shows up at my house at 11am we decided on Laughlin and we were off by noon.

The Route:
Start: Dana Point, CA
5 North > 55 North > 15 East > 40 East > Goffs Road > Rout 66 > 95 North > 163 East>
Destination: Laughlin, NV

Back Home:
Laughlin > Needles Highway > 40 East > 95 South > 62 West > 10 East > Monterey Drive West > 74 West > 
Dana Point, CA

Here Some Random pics when I remembered to pull out the camera.

In n Out Barstow:

Goff's Road Exit:

Rest are heading home:

On the 95 (Here to the 62 to 29 Palms was the best riding of the trip)


At the 95 / 62 Junction:

On the 62

taking a nap

74 Looking out over Hemet:

The End.

Get on your bike it's fun!

Hope you like,

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Something new

For the last 18 months I have been busy being a new Dad. Everything fell off the cliff for me. Sold my bikes, stopped shooting, and stopped hanging with my club brothers. Well I picked up a cheap project to get going on the road. I know its a sporty, but its a fucking start.

Thursday, January 5, 2012