For the last couple years, my buddy Geddo and I have done a moto-vacation. (you can read about our previous exploits here: Utah WSBK
and here: San Jose to Victoria B.C.
) This year, however, we were having trouble figuring out where to go. We've gone North, we've headed east, so maybe we're due for a trip down South!?!? Well, yeah, we're due, but busy spring schedules for both of us, and a busted tib/fib on BXR, our companion from last year, forced us into an early August departure at the earliest, which, unfortunately, is a bad time to go South. Add to the mix the fact that we both have young children and are limited to the amount of time we're able to skip town and our options become more limited still... what to do? WTF, let's just ride some Sierra passes. Once that was decided, we came up with a 6 day, 5 night plan that would have us shooting up the California coast from our homes in San Jose, cutting across the state and playing in the Sierras for 4 days. We hoped BXR would be able to join us with such a late departure (shoot, Valentino Rossi was racing in 6 weeks after the same injury!) but as the date got closer we realized that it wasn't going to be. So, one stooge down, Geddo and I were off to the Sierras.