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Day 18 – Klamath Falls to Bend, OR

Distance: 273 miles / 440 kilometres
Riding time: 8:30-4:30pm
Temps: Low 14 (Klamath morning) High 25 (Bend)

This is one of those days that confirms why I love riding a motorcycle. Great weather and perfect roads with scenery.

Yesterday, I ran right down to the bottom of my reserve. When I filled up I found that I still had 2.25 liters left which would have taken me about 40-50 kilometres farther. Legendary fuel performance at steady…

Day 17 – Ferndale to Klamath Falls, OR

Distance: 443.7 miles / 714 kilometres
Riding time: 8:30 – 8:15pm Whew! Long one.
Temps: 12 Celcius (Ferndale) / 35-38 inland – most of the day

Got up, packed and moving at a reasonable time. I knew it would be a long day, but it turned out to be a LONG day.

GoogleMaps into GPX files is somewhat imperfect. Today was a perfect example. I got gas and left on the 101 highway looking to catch…


Day 16 – Fort Bragg to Ferndale

Distance: 270 kilometres / 167.5 miles
Temps: Low 12 Celcius (Rockport and Lost Coast) High 29 Honeydew
Time riding: 9:15 – 4:00 pm

Not a lot of distance today but some great scenery and at times so hard miles.

After a hearty breakfast I made my way out on to highway 1 north to Westport and Rockport. Pretty quiet this morning on the roads. I think a lot of the riff raff from last night take…


Day 15 – Stinson Beach to Fort Bragg

Distance: 223.6 miles / 360 kilometres
Riding time : 9:30-5:45pm
Low Temp: 14 Celcius (start day) / 28 Celcius (Boonville) / another low 12 Mendocino area

We were up with the sun much like the other days here Stinson Beach. A quick pack and clean and we were ready to head off.

I find it much tougher to sa good-bye when we’re away from home. It seems a bit weirder that we aren’t continuing our journey…

Our footsteps

Day 7 – 14 – Stinson Beach

We had an amazing time as a family in Stinson Beach. It is a quiet, quaint and relaxing place to spend a week.

This is a week of firsts – first family vacation, first time out of the country together, and Niko’s first time at the ocean and beach, first MLB game.

Our second day we went to a SF Giants baseball game. It was an incredible experience for me especially. I’d played competitive baseball…

Del Puerto approaching the Lick Observatory - One of the few marked corners. Lots of 10-20 mph switchback.

Day 6 – Lake Tahoe to Stinson Beach

Distance: 378 miles / 608 kilometres
Ride time: 8:00 am – 7:30 pm
Low temp. 14 Celcius (Carson Pass) / High 34 Celcius (Del Puerto Canyon)

Each day has featured unbelievable roads to ride. Every time I come to California I find even better and more challenging roads. Today had more twists and turns than any riding day I’ve ever had.

Started out at a civil hour of 8am from Lake Tahoe. Quick fuel up and…

Tioga Pass

Day 5 – Bishop, CA to Lake Tahoe

Distance: 438.3 miles / 705.4 kilometres 
Low Temp: 16 / High Temp 34 Celcius
Riding time: 8:00am-8:00pm

The goal today was to cross as many mountain passes as possible, which is pretty easy in this part of California.

The weather has been spectacular and being a midweek riding adventure has meant that traffic has been minimal.

A quick spin up highway 395 and the altitude already began to change. At the top of the Sherwin pass…