Woke up early this morning, but not in any particular hurry, as my destination for the evening was my friends Mark and Ln’s place, Sunfire, in Escondido. GPS says 202 miles. I get a road recommendation from Mark (Fort Tejon road up into the Angeles forest, highly recommended), and head out. I avoid the freeway and wind up riding through the wind farm:
Then it’s up into the mountains, where I spot one of the most beautiful rainbows I’ve ever seen, just a line of color in the clouds. The picture doesn’t really do it justice, though.
Then on over the mountains, through beautiful forest, on one of the nicest roads I’ve ridden so far. Flowing turns, surprising switchbacks, it had everything… except for a visible LEO presence: perfect!
After an awesome ride through the mountains, it was a very uneventful couple of hour ride through the east end of LA basin, down through Temecula, and on into Escondido. Arrived early in the afternoon, having plenty of time to get tires ordered, check the bike over thoroughly, and relax with Mark over a beer, and later with Mark and Ln over a good italian dinner. Life doesn’t suck.
Tomorrow, the Blythe intaglios, and on to Kingman, Arizona. Saturday, the Grand Canyon!