Mon Aug 20th, 2007 at 08:33:43 AM EST
Howdy You All, I been in the sticks (backcountry)the last couple of days on a little bit of a whirlwind tour of Nevada with a little Arizona-very little-and some Utah for some needed seasoning. The truth is that there is general similarities throughout the region I covered once I slipped over the Sierra Nevada Mountains at Lake Tahoe and headed east into the classic west.
The grand departure.
Word to the prospective shopper-2 piece zip together leathers are much more convenient than a 1 piece suit. The one piece suit is very comfortable while on the bike but a pain off it.
From the diaries with minor pic edit - afew
Out across the Sonoma county landscape on a gorgeous morning. This is pretty countryside aching to be the "New Provence".
Then out of the coastal hills and onto the flat lands of the Central Valley toward Sacramento.
Then up into the Sierra Nevada foothills along Highway 50
Then over the pass and down toward Lake Tahoe
Gambling was legal in Nevada but not in California for many years, and though there are now casino's in CA, the established Casino here is right, exactly on the State line, my old Geopgraphy professor used to use this border as an example of the effect of politics on economic activity.
And then, the Desert