Category 'Motorcycle Trips'


Home Sweet Home

Costa Mesa, Ca. March 19, 2013 I’m home! When I woke up yesterday morning in Bridgeport, it was 20 degrees Fahrenheit.  My bike and sidecar were covered with frost. I left the motel around 9 am and headed South on Highway 395.  As I descended to lower elevations, it warmed up nicely.  I took my […]


Getting Close

Bridgeport, California March 18, 2013 After yesterday’s ride, I feel like I have now seen about everything on this journey. My ride Northeast on Highway 88 through the Sierra mountain range brought me significant altitude gain, which peaked at 8,000 feet, and bone chilling cold.  I bulked up with clothes and really enjoyed the day. […]


Irish Day Parade & Downtown Jamestown

Jamestown, California March 17, 2013 I can’t believe my good fortune on this trip.  First, the great weather, and now a stop at a great Gold Rush Town on the way home. I couldn’t shake the feeling that I would miss something important if I didn’t check out the Irish Day Parade in Murphys.  Yesterday […]


Still in Gold Country

Sonora, California March 15, 2013 Yesterday, I pulled into Murphys, California and checked into Murphys Historic Hotel. Murphys is located in Calavaras County, which is in the heart of California’s historic gold rush territory.  The Calavaras County Fair in May features the Frog Jumping Contest made famous by Mark Twain in his 1865 short story […]