Ride the Canadian Rockies: Days 1-5

Friday, July 22 to Tuesday, July 26—Novato, CA to Shingletown, CA; to Bend, OR; to Baker City, OR; to Moscow, ID; to Christina Lake, BC

Let me digress before I start telling you about what is obviously another journey on my motorcycle, and bring you up to date on my goal of reDeploying. Continue reading

Ride the USA-Days 45-46: Lassen Volcanic National Park

Wednesday/Thursday, July 8/9—Mt Shasta to Shingletown, CA

Brightly painted water trucks at Truck Village, Weed

Yesterday, just past Weed I noticed a truck lot on the left of the interstate full of brightly painted water trucks. I rode back this morning to exit 743 to take this photo. A gentleman posted some information about Truck Village about a year ago after talking with the owner. Apparently these are in-service water trucks for Cal Fire. Continue reading

Ride the USA-Days 43-44: Olympic National Park

Monday, July 6—Highway 101 Loop

2015-07-06 12.17.15

Today I rode the highway 101-loop through Olympic National Park (see Wikipedia) counter clockwise from the south east point of the loop. In a way it seemed crazy to ride 440 miles and end up right where I started, especially since I’m getting very close to home. Yet I had a strong desire to explore Olympic, being reasonably certain that this might be my only chance to do so. Continue reading