Category: photojournal

Baja 1159, Part 2 – Now with baby whales! March 10 – 16, 2015.

Where were we? Ah, right, safely and happily ensconced at Mauro’s Posada in beautiful Bahia de Los Angeles. Which of course means I couldn’t sit still. At some point in the previous evenings conversation, someones mentioned, “Are you here to pet baby whales?” “Wait – what? I am now!”...

Baja 1159, Part 1. March 5 – 9, 2015.

How do I even begin this post? Departing from the intensity of the Las Vegas High Rollers rally was a familiar pang of loss. My intermittent scooter family had gone home to real families (puh-leeze), and I was off for a night of camping alone in Joshua Tree National...

Las Vegas High Rollers Rally. Feb 25 – Mar 4, 2015.

Anyone expecting thoughtful travel insight in this post will be sorely disappointed. It’s rally time! I don’t know if I’ll ever get used to the transition from the quiet isolation of the desert to the chaos of Las Vegas. I checked into the Downtown Grand with little fanfare (yep, I...

Scooter Interloper in SoCal. Feb 18-25, 2015.

For once, I had a decent night’s sleep in anticipation of the road. Pete and I knew this day would come, but there were still tears. I was in high-anxiety mode for an on-time departure that was never going to happen, but I managed to depart only a couple...

California One. Jan 24 – Feb 17, 2015.

Welcome to the last installment of the Bay Area posts. In total, I will have been bouncing around this motorcycle paradise for about five (5!) months. I recall the locals referring to ‘a storm’ one evening, in California winter. The air was buzzing with a need to buy milk...

Vespas in Fog City. Jan 4 – 23, 2015.

Mostly local riding for this portion again, just bouncing around San Francisco. Actually, this month probably saw the least riding of my own bike – it was in the Vespa SF shop for the shorter end of an eternity. I was riding everyone else’s bike, including a branded Boomchickapop Vespa for a few days! Paid to ride,...

Deck The Halls With Gasoline. Dec 7, 2014 – Jan 3, 2015.

Apologies in advance; this post doesn’t have much in the way of travel. My holiday months in the Bay would be mostly work, hanging out with family, friends, and food. Not that it’s a bad thing, just a warning that there will be food porn close ups. The Vespa SF ride...

Cats and Friends. Oct 11 – Nov 20, 2014.

In the months to follow, I’d become so familiar with I-280, US-101, and I-580 that I mostly stopped tracking it. Actually I’m pretty sure I crossed the US without doing as much freeway riding as I have in the Bay Area. Oh well. I did manage a few trips...

Where Do I Find A Damn Banana, and Death Valley. Oct 4 – 11, 2014.

Picking up where we left off, I’d arrived just in time for the last night of the Las Vegas Bike Fest. My friends, Sash and Steve, already had a room at the Downtown Grand – it was going to be Motorcycle Camp again, but ritzier! They’d been working all week, so it was time...

Aliens, Canyons, and Campmates. Sept 29 – Oct 4, 2014.

In just a few short weeks of San Jose, I was already restless for the open road. Being semi-settled allowed me some mental space to process memories of the beautiful land and amazing, kind people I’ve met on this trip to so far (truly mind blowing), but was also...