Friday, July 10, 2009

THE END

I did almost 10.000 miles in 3 months, it added up to a more than 200 hours ride. It was the dream I had since almost 10 years! I had the greatest time. It changed me and the experience was not just great but also important to me.

I've seen the best (hot!) waterfalls, surfed warm Pacific waves, did Caribbean reef Scuba diving, been to the most gorgeous lake in the world, met awesome locals, went to ruins and soaked up history, stood next to floating hot lava at a volcano, went to huge local biker parties, stayed in remote cabanas, did boating, hiked in the rain forest and much, much more...Highlights in this blog.


That's it! THE END!

Finished the bike trip off with watching the Moto Grand Prix race in Laguna Seca, California. Rossi almost won it again, I will see the GP again next week at Sachsenring, Germany. Had a great time camping with Jason and his friends and watching the action also with Kelley, Alex, Bridget, Scott, Jorge, Deb and Ed. Thanks for sharing the experience with me!


Now back in San Francisco, selling the bike and flying back to Germany on Sunday. Thanks to everybody virtually traveling with me! Was fun to do the blog and stay in touch with so many!!!

San Francisco, CA: 9600 miles, riding time: 205 hours
Laguna Seca, CA: 9450 miles, riding time: 202 hours

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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Bye bye Mexico, Kicks on Route 66

I rode more than 3000 miles in a little over a week! My butt is still the same small size, can't believe it! Back in the US since yesterday and back in California today. I got roasted today at 41 degrees C (106 F) in the Mojave desert.


Bye Bye, Mexico! Besides all the glory I had a really super "shitty" day a few days ago:
The low light: I got food poisoning, full 9 yards: High fever, throwing up, I couldn't digest even water, dehydrated, evil intestine cramps, no processing of food for a week. Plus I struggle with a at least bruised if not broken rib from a surfing accident in El Salvador,I can only sleep on one side.

The day after a rock got thrown up and hit my foot during the ride. Wait, there is more, same day!

Then I got in the heaviest monsum rainstorm and my rainsuit zipper broke.

What a shitty day!


Right now I'm "getting my kicks on Route 66". (Tribute at this point to Lux Interior who did a great cover of this song). I'm staying in the traditional Wigwam Motel (GPS location), one of the last remaining landmarks at the classic Route 66 in the San Bernardino area.

Tepic: 7620 miles, riding time: 175 hours
US Border crossing: 8566 miles, riding time: 187 hours
San Bernardino, CA: 9090 miles, riding time: 195 hours