Category Archives: Motorcycles

The Day I Almost Got Killed in Cleveland National Forest

I’d gotten a little more than two years of motorcycling experience under my belt on two motorcycles: a Suzuki GZ250, which I got in ’08 to learn on (and still rode for “in town”), and a Yamaha Stratoliner, which I … Continue reading

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Death Valley Days

Although I’ve lived in California since 1983 and have been to many, if not most, of its natural attractions, for some reason I had never made it out to Death Valley.  I’d passed the signs for it on the 15 … Continue reading

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Joshua Tree NP and Palms to Pines Highway

Joshua Tree National Park is relatively close by. I’d been out there once before on a day trip, but this time I wanted to get in a couple of hikes/walks, stay overnight and test out some of my desert camping … Continue reading

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Motorcycle Camping Gear

I recently returned from a 9 day, 2000 mile motorcycle camping trip covering the middle two thirds of California. A good deal of the fun in planning an adventure of this sort is the acquisition of all the toys… I mean gear … Continue reading

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Motorcycle Camping Lessons Learned

I recently returned from a 9 day, 2000 mile ride crisscrossing central and northern  California. Although I am only a recent convert to motorcycle camping I’ve “roughed it” before. When I was a kid, I was in the Boy Scouts and earned all the … Continue reading

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No Zen, No Maintenance, No Art – Just Motorcycling

   Recently returned from a 9-day semi-planned motorcycle/camping trip.  I’ll be filling this post in with photos and details as time permits, but I wanted to get some of the details recorded before my memory fades.  The route pictured above is a general … Continue reading

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First Motorcycle Camping Trip: Los Padres and Mount Palomar

I’ve been riding my motorcycles for about two years now, the bigger one for 18 months. I originally got re-inspired to get on two wheels after seeing Milla Jovovich in Resident Evil 3, wandering around the Mojave on a BMW … Continue reading

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My First Nine Miles…

As my 50th approaches, I have decided to embrace the cliche-ness of it, mainly owing to having no better ideas. Decline and death await and I can think of no better way to respond than by behaving irresponsibly. Take that … Continue reading

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