Friday, September 30, 2022

9 day trip to Oro Valley, Az

10 minute video about my last weeks ride into Arizona

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Monday, September 26, 2022

SCMA Triple Crown 2022 Best 15 Roads *Southern*

 (11) Woodford-Tehachapi Rd. Junction of Ca202 to Keen

I arrived at the Keene cafe early enough to enjoy a tasty breakfast before checking off the Cesar Chavez memorial, and then doing this road.
I used the Keene cafe receipt to start the Tehachapi road then reversed my ride and rode it the other direction (it was just as enjoyable the second time as the first!) so I then used the same receipt to start the Caliente-Bodfish road.


The beautiful grounds at the Cesar Chavaz monument

The Keene Cafe

A BnB or just train collection...I couldn't tell

(12)  Ca33 Jct of Ca150 (Ojai) to Maricopa

(13) Ca74 Hemet to Palm Desert

(14)  Ca76 Oceanside to Lake Henshaw

(15)  S1 Sunrise Highway

SMCA Triple Crown 2022 National Parks 1 - 12

California Adventure Series, Parks
1 - 12
#1 Cabrillo NM

#2 Channel Islands NP

#3 Death Valley NP

#4 Devil's Postpile NM

#5 Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mts NM

#6 Fort Point NHS

When I parked my bike this man approached me and we engaged in a long and very enjoyable conversation. I also learned a TON about the Bay area from him. It is these type of encounters that make traveling so much fun!

#7 Golden Gate NRA

These two Gentlemen stopped and chatted with me for several minutes, then offered to give me a blessing, asking for my safety on my travels. 
Of course I accepted their kind offer and additionally asked that they give my bike a blessing. I normally attend a bike blessing every year, but since I had missed the last two years I took advantage of this opportunity.

#8 John Muir NHS

"May the forest be with you" - John Muir

Visitor Center

#9 Joshua Tree NP

#10 Kings Canyon NP

#11 Lassen Volcanic NP

#12 Lava Beds NP