Saturday, March 21, 2009

March 11, 2007

We woke up early this morning because we were on our way to sunny San Diego and knew we had a ton of miles to cover! I had fixed my forward controls the night before. The clevis on the right foot peg was loose and kept spinning forward. It was nothing that a quick turn of an Allen wrench couldn't fix.

Westward we headed on I-10. I-10 eventually splits and we continued west on I-8. We blew right through the Sonoran Desert National Monument, really not much to see, just desert, and stopped in Yuma, Az. The only real stop we made in Yuma was at the Harley-Davidson dealer. We visited a whole slough of H-D dealers on our trip and we were the most unwelcome at this one in Yuma, Az. From Yuma, we were right across the boarder into California! And Westward we continued.

We road I-8 right into the gas light district of San Diego. The freeway seemed to mutate once we dropped over the mountains into the San Diego area. Eight lanes of constant traffic ripping past this country boy on an overloaded Sportster was quite nerve wracking!

Sadly, our friends that we had planned on meeting in San Diego had to return to Logan that day, so the only thing that we could think to do was to get the hell outta that cluster of freeway and get onto some more cruising friendly roads.

However, it had grown quite late, and as we back tracked on I-8 looking for somewhere to camp, we gave in to all the variables working against us and stopped at a Super 8 motel in Escondido, CA.

This day was probably one of the most exhausting days we rode, and we actually enjoyed the delivery pizza and soft beds. Finally, a good nights rest. We rode over 400 miles on the freeway.

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