It’s not all about the sand...

Sometimes things go smoothly, but this isn't one of those times. We have both completely run out of water as we foolishly thought we’d eventually come across a river or a lake at some point during the day. Needless to say local knowledge would have been helpful in this area locals refer to as the high desert. Rookie mistake and now we are both very thirsty and there’s a lot of riding ahead.

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The other side of Route 66

Retiring from work after 33 years came as a wonderful relief. I was now free to tour with friends I’d made while living in Southern California in the early 1980s. Tom Bannon was a successful amateur ex flat track racer who, even at close to 75 years of age, is a rider of some ability. His friend Dwayne Holman would join our tour and, as luck would have it, had a lovely Suzuki SV650 I could borrow.

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