When I was done with Hwy 58 I stopped to have breakfast, then after a short run up Highway 101, I refueled in San Miguel then headed to Indian Valley Road.
Very similar to Santa Rosa Rd. in that it wasn’t about going quickly, it was about riding through nowhere on the way to no place in particular. It was a nice day and it was very beautiful out there. Indian Valley Rd. turned into Peach Tree Rd. and eventually I rode pass where my friend had his incident with the vulture.
I managed to get to 198 unscathed. It was here that I debated what to do next. I had a choice of heading north on 25 and getting home a bit early, or go east on 198 to Coalinga and continue with my original route. It actually was a tough decision, since I did have plans that evening and was looking forward to seeing my lovely wife ASAP.