Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Vista, CA

It has been a hectic last week or so. Heading down the California coast was extremely tiring, because most of the riding - while not many more miles than I'd been doing in a day - was slow-going, and therefore took a long time. I've had a number of days recently where I was riding for 8 hours with only a few breaks, but the riding has been some of the best of the trip so far.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Crazy, Part 1 - You Ain't Shittin'

Cambria, CA

Act 1
McDonald's in Fort Bragg, CA, early - about 6am. The employees bustle around behind the counter preparing for the day, but the restaurant is mostly empy. Our hero waits near the counter for his order, and a lone Old Man waits at a nearby table with a cup of coffee, staring out the window. He has thinning white hair, glassy eyes, and a dirty white mustache that hangs down his chin. The hairs just above his lip are stained yellow.

Old Man: (With a nod towards the parking lot) Is that your bike out there?