Thursday, June 9, 2011

Day 14

Since there is limited internet access, and I haven't taken many pictures since I arrived in Dead wood, here is a list of sites with pictures and blogs of the Rally:

70% chance of rain today, probably won't ride much.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Day 13

Ladies run today.

Weather isn't cooperating, but what is new.

Day 12

Day off of riding.
Chore day, shipping some things home and one load of laundry.

Wish list for bike:
                           Risers to bring the handlebars back to relieve shoulder pain
                           Cut windshield down 2-3 inches
                           Articulated highway pegs that I can reach
                           Shields for the hands

Sat at registration table for the afternoon, great way to see people and visit.

No miles for the day

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Day 11

Rawlins, Wy to Deadwood ,SD
Sandy and Mal from the balcony outside my room


Wompus washing the only other Green Nomad

Lots of people here already

WWR5 about to start.

Miles for the day = 349                         Total miles =  2880

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Day 10

Filmore, Ut to Rawlins, Wy

Mountains just east of Provo, Ut

Wind farm in Wyoming with mountains behind 

The bike turned over 10000 today!

Miles for the day = 423                                                       total =  2531

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Day 9

South Las Vegas - Hoover Dam - Filmore, Ut

Very bad pain day, I'm cutting the trip short and heading for Deadwood. Hoping to arrive on Monday.
Excruciating pain shooting up and down both arms, plus left leg having cramps. How do you long distance riders stand it?
Hoover Dam showing the Memorial Bridge, Visitors Center and drive over Dam

Oh, yea, I ran out of gas right before the junction of I-15 and I-70. Honda VTX rider stopped and had a quart bottle on him. Wasn't enough, but I was able to coast to a stop right behind a State Patrol. Honda took off and Statie took me to the next gas station, filled the donated quart bottle, and brought me back to the bike. THEN followed me back to the station! Amazing!
Miles for the day = 340                                       Total for trip = 2108

Friday, June 3, 2011

Day 8

Palos Verdes - through Death Valley -South Las Vegas

Bad attitude day

Miles for the day = 448                         Total for trip =1768

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Day 7

A day off riding. Need the rest. Going to Catalina Island

Similar boat to the one I'm on.

                                                 Double masted

                                               Leaving the harbor

                                           Condos on the side of the hill as you approach the island.
                                          Pretty nice spray from the boat.

                                            Kelp beds

                                              They feed the fish to make them come around the boat.

Took a bus trip to the top of the island, one of the views.

Palos Verdes in the distance

Catus garden at the Catalina airport

The Vintage bus for the tour

Day 6

San Luis Obispo to Rancho Palos Verdes
                                       Bit of So Cal coast, Catalina Is in the distance

Popular surfing spot, RV alley along here.

My cousins place - Sisters of Charity in Rolling Hills
This is the "Porch", a place for incoming donations and outgoing goods.
It take two full-time nuns to manage and coordinate this service.

                                        More of the Main house


The driveway I came down!

Chapel behind the double doors

Chapel with a round of a redwood behind the alter.
(Sorry, pic is rotated)

The lower house with a guest suite that I got to use.

View of the Main house from the lower

Mostly running 101 to make up time lost.

Miles for the day = 228                                 Total = 1320