The last month was a great break from daily riding, as much as I love it. Many new roads and hidden places were revealed in the recent trip to Baja with Matt. The cost of travel was cheap and the weather couldn't have been nicer. Leaving La Tortuga back in LA turned out to be the right thing to do. Dan stored our bikes and surprised me with a custom kickstand. I can't tell you how many inadvertant tipovers there have been due to the narrow centerstand. I'm excited to load up my gear and hit the road again tomorrow from LA. I couldn"t ask for a better friend in regards to the support and hospitality Scott has shown Matt and myself. It is necessary to hit "reset" from time to time and my recent stay here in LA was just that.
My intended route will be mostly backroads and state highways through remote BLM land crossing through the lower Mojave and over the Colorado River then on toward Phoenix on the old roads. It will be a welcome change to transition back to a few months of travel by Ruckus. I will try to stop and visit if heading through your town. Should be back in VA sometime in March :)
In May 2014 I quit my job to ride a Honda Ruckus over 59'000 mi and counting. Wild camping most nights and cooking most of my own meals, I keep the costs low and the landscape changing.