CATEGORY: California 09
October 1 2009, California 09
So…we’re back in Paris. Jetlag is starting to wear off and tomorrow I’m flying home to Dublin.
I just said goodbye to Nic who’s jetting off to Emily in Bangkok. Yes Bangkok. Some are making the most of this recession it seems. Not jealous at all because I get to go to sunny Dublin tomorrow AND I have work to look forward to on Monday. Boo-ya! (more…)
September 24 2009, California 09
It seemed for a little while that we had no wi-fi in the humble motel we are staying at tonight in Lee Vining, CA. I was pretty chuffed about having an excuse not to write a post as a night in Reno and a full day on the bike have left me shattered.
No such luck, Nic got the login details from the front desk… (more…)
September 21 2009, California 09
This is the longest I’d left it without posting an update on the blog. What happened?
Well Reno happened, and a lot of other things too.
We left South Tahoe in Thursday morning and crossed the mountains into Nevada. The scenery and vegetation changed straight away, and the temperature must have gone up about 10°C about as fast. (more…)
September 17 2009, California 09
Today was pretty relaxed riding-wise as we only made the short trip from Tahoe City to South Tahoe.
The lake offers some beautiful views and the hotels are very confortable; it’s all very different and much more touristy and up-market than most of the places we visited to far.
I made the most of the opportunity to chill out here, while Nic went for a 3hr ride around the area. Tomorrow we’re off to Reno via Carson City and Virgina City. We chose the tackiest hotel we could find in Reno and I’m dying to get there and experience the kitsch madness of the mini-Vegas! (more…)
September 15 2009, California 09
A few hours into the day I was wondering if I’d have much to write about.
The road from Klamath falls was great: dead straight, went up and down like a roller-coaster and we had it entirely to ourselves.
Great fun but not much to write home about. We made it to Mount Shasta, a nice little town at the foot of its namesake which is meant to be one of the highest mountains in the area. (more…)