I finally got to editing the videos I took with the helmet-mounted camera while riding through Yosemite National Park. Three weeks went by since I got back, but the images on the screen feel like they were shot months ago if not years. I forgot how powerful the experience was on that day. The sights […]read full post
Bike is Back (in Black)
It has been two weeks since I came back home from the Ride. The trip is over and it’s time to write. I am going over my notes, the raw video footage, and the pictures, and reliving the fabulous time on the road. Everything is back to its normal course apart from one thing: the […]read full post
Video: Riding through Death Valley
Riding from Las Vegas to Lone Pine was possibly the best day of the cross-country trip. The sharp contrast between the the decadence of Vegas and the quiet hills of Lone Pine, where Roy Rogers and John Wayne shot some of their best films, is buffered by Death Valley National Park. Death Valley is a […]read full post
Video: Riding from SF to LA
When I was envisioning the end of this trip, I thought of basking in the So Cal sun. Ironically, after 4 weeks of mostly reasonable weather crossing the entire country, I hit an entire week of thunderstorms and rain when I was riding down the Pacific Coast Highway. I arrived to LA pretty soaked. The […]read full post
Ride OF Your Life Day Four: Breaking Out and Letting Go
So far the weather has been great. No rain, sunny skies, no humidity, not too hot… I carry a big rain suite and rain boots in the back, waiting for the rain that is bound to come at some point on a five week trip. Before leaving this morning I checked the weather forecast and […]read full post
Almost Ready to Go
OK – almost time to leave and the bike is not ready yet. Not good! The sissy bar and luggage rack are now installed (Cobra) and I put a Nelson Rigg full dresser bag on it. Another bag coming next week, the speakers need to be installed – and that’s it – the bike will […]read full post
Motorcycle Gear – In Progress!
I now have saddlebags and a windshield on the bike. Not that naked anymore. However, it’s still far from being ready to hit the road. A sissy bar and luggage rack will be installed in a few days. Next on the list would be: Large dresser-style seat bag Highway/engine bars handlebar-mounted speakers Any recommendations anyone? […]read full post
It’s Time to Put On Some Gear on this Naked Bike!
The trip is six weeks away, and it’s time to put on a windshield, saddlebags, engine bars, a backrest, perhaps a new seat, oh – and handlebars-mounted speakers! Let me know of any good equipment you’ve used and liked. I’ve got to start dressing up this cycle for the road!read full post