Plan B: Writing About the Trip

I’m not sure how I should go about writing about the trip. Plan B was a great trip and I rode a lot of great roads. Early morning starts in the bitter cold of morning wind chill, amazing afternoons in the sunshine on the backroads, the occasional borring highway miles, with amazing twisty highway miles that make you laugh outloud in your helmet.

So many beautiful vistas that I couldn’t stop for them all or even 1/4 of them.

I think I’m going to break it down by road, or by section of roads. It seems somehow the only way to do the trip justice as well giving any sort of detail with out having a post that is several thousand words and too long for anyone to want to read.

Coalinga Rd. I have nothing nice to say about you.

Coalinga Rd. I have nothing nice to say about you.

The trip was pretty good, but not perfect and there are a few changes that I would make when I plan the next one.

First, if I’m going to bring my Laptop I need to have it on the bike and not carried in my backpack. I can’t handle that much weight on my back for that many hours. Although in all honesty it’s not really the laptop, it is the water in my hydration bag. Water is not lite at all, and combined with the laptop I was dying after a couple of hours.

Also, I’m definitely going to try and camp next time. My stay in a hotel in buttonwillow was definitely the low point of the trip. Camping makes the trip more interesting and makes the hours off the bike go faster. It also keeps the feeling of adventure going.

Well I guess I have a plan for how to write about the trip, now to get on it, look for the breakdown of my trip over the next couple of weeks, road by road.


About MotoCynic

I started riding motorcycles in 2006, and there is no going back. I've ridden more than 100,000 miles, most of it on a Ducati Monster, and despite setbacks and murderous BMW's I'm loving every mile.
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2 Responses to Plan B: Writing About the Trip

  1. Im getting old and out of shape unfortunately, I cant even carry water in my hydration bag on my back anymore. I put everything in my luggage bags or trunk. Its the only way I can get more riding time. Just like you, I am camping this year. No more hotels…

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