from Twin Falls (ID)
I met a KLR rider in front of the Twin Falls library. The rate was 3$/15min
at the library, so I passed. He offered me unlimited e-mail for free.
He's a computer geek and musician, too.
I left in a snow storm from Calgary, and ever since I'm pushing hard
south to get out of the cold. Today was the first time I started to peel
off some clothes.
I hope you're doing all right. There are tons of things to see here,
but it's very expensive, even the gas has gone up!
Bike is running fine. I just discovered some missing bolts and a non-functioning
headlight. I got to fix it! I had a fall on ice at only 70 km/hr (I just
slowed down from my usual 110), so I had a chance to crash test the riding
gear and the boxes and the Canyon bags. They worked great!
I got only two bruises on my elbows, but I'm fine. Don't tell my parents,
At the US border they treated me like a criminal, they took the luggage
apart, checked everything. Spent about 2.5 hours there! and meantime the
snow was just getting deeper. What can I expect on the Central American
border crossings if Americans treat a Canadian this way?
I'll be in the desert for a while, most likely you won't hear from me
for about a week. Then I'm heading towards California and San Francisco.
I wish you all the best. Cheers,
Trip Report #5 - Nevada and California
I'm in Millbrae, again, just arrived back from Singapore (11 day vacation,
hehe) It was great, and I enjoyed every minute of it. Except the w95 installation,
that froze the machine 4 times. For the computer geeks among you: I did
a BeOS installation, it took only one trial, about a half hour, and there
were no problems what so ever! http://www.be.com - if you want to know
What I want to talk about is my MC trip - so far. I'll continue with
October 7th night, after my last e-mail I just discovered that while I
was fiddling with the 12 V outlet I busted the headlight fuse. It was
hard to find a campground after dark, but it turned out to be a great
one. During dinner I heard a deeper howl in the night, it wasn't a coyote,
but a wolf. This guy paid me a visit around 4am.
I woke up to the sound of sniffing around my tent, then something touched
my toe that was resting against the inner wall. "smelly, eh?"
I said, but I shouldn't have. I could hear only the running away steps
of the wolf, and I felt sorry for scaring him/her away. I should have
know, I shouldn't talk. Words can be misunderstood.
The road towards Jarbidge was very nice, except that I almost got a
heart attack, when after a hill the pavement continued in gravel and it
was turning. An emergency break from 110 km/h helped, but I was very close
ending up (I mean down) in the canyon.
At Elko I thought I'll take the interstate across the pass towards Battle
Mountain, but it was getting dark, so I decided to camp. Bad mistake!
I woke up in a collapsed tent under the weight of the snow. Shivering
and scared I rode back to Elko. The pass was impassable, so I decided
to go east instead of west, then south on hwy 93. I reached Great Basin
Nat. Park, but it was too late, I missed the last tour in Lehman Cave.
No problem, they gave me a free personal tour. It was very interesting,
but I just can't stop trying to imagine how did it look before it was
turned into a show cave.