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Beekeeping in Northern California

Bees!! Again!! I met Michelle at the HU meeting in Petrolia.  Michelle has traveled around the world climbing things and also rode her motorcycle to Guatemala.  Check out her blog from her trip here.  She invited me to ride with her a few days to visit her friends Dick and Kathy who live near Eureka, […]

The Great Procrastinated Update.. Here I come Thailand!!

Well, to call it great is a bit of an overstatement.. but this is certainly an update.  Why haven’t I been updating the blog?  Did I give up?  No.  Truthfully, I’ve been a little lazy, but it is really because I’ve been having so much fun these last couple of months traveling around the USA, […]

LA to the Horizons Unlimited meeting in Petrolia

Onward!! After a nice 4 day break of crazy highspeed travel I’m back on the road out from LA.  It is great to be back on the road — especially these roads.  They’re some of the best in the USA.  I’m headed to the Horizons Unlimited Petrolia meeting.  Horizons unlimited (if you don’t know) is […]

Race Tech visit for suspension upgrade

After the long ride to California to the LA area, I was very happy to be able to pull my bike to the main office of Race Tech on time for my scheduled appointment.  I arrived at 9am and met Erick, the salesman who I was talking to over email.  We went over various suspension […]

The Road to Corona, California

I had 3 days to make it to Corona, California where I am going to meet up with Race Tech and utilize their suspension expertise on my over weighted DRZ. My general plan now is to get up around 8 and eat a light breakfast.  Then ride until 1 or 2 pm and eat a […]

Debugging a DRZ that refuses to start

I don’t believe that I’ve had mechanical problems the first week of the trip.  Though that is why I’m doing this long USA portion– to prove the bike. The fun starts here: Checked to make sure FINEC (you took the MSF class, right?) was all good — Fuel, Ignition, Neutral, Engine, Choke No luck. Drained […]