I love riding the roads through the mountains of Chihuahua, Mexico. Few cars, especially on the back roads I travel, and twisty canyon roads which are mostly well paved. Even the frequent animals and rocks in the highway cannot deter my enjoyment of the fantastic roads.

In early afternoon I arrive at Creel, . . . → Read More: Progress

The Language Barrier

When I don’t have to actually speak to people everything goes smoothly. I pack the bike, return the room key, and head out. The day is spent riding along quiet rural roads and twisting canyons which are lots of fun to ride. I even remember to take a few pictures along the way:

This . . . → Read More: The Language Barrier

Committing Suicide

Alternate Title: Stranger In A Strange Land Alternate Title: The Adventure Begins!

With no small amount of trepidation I am finally cross the border to Mexico today. You probably think I am worried about the drug related violence, bandits and other dangers but those are not my concerns. Certainly this is what most people I . . . → Read More: Committing Suicide

Final Days

I am quickly finishing up with my preparations for Mexico. I say I am resting a few days in Tucson to catch my breath but in truth I am avoiding Mexico. I know everything will be different there and I am not yet so seasoned a traveler to take that in stride.

I spend about . . . → Read More: Final Days

Preparing for Mexico

I’m in Tucson now preparing for Mexico. But before I dive into that a quick movie review of “The Three Musketeers”. I enjoyed this movie immensely and highly recommend it, even at theater prices. A word of warning however: Do not expect this to be a faithful rendition of the books or history! This is . . . → Read More: Preparing for Mexico

The Best Fish & Chips In The World

Western Arizona between I-10 and I-40 is by far the most empty and dreary place I’ve been to. This is desert with very few interesting landscapes, no ranches, and only a very few farms. The road is long and straight and boring. There are, of course, amazing sights to be seen but one must . . . → Read More: The Best Fish & Chips In The World

Casa Grande

Riding to Tempe in the late afternoon was a mistake. The heat is incredible! So when I see a Casa Grande Ruins National Monument I stop in the hopes of a bit of air conditioning…

This was once a thriving community in the middle of the desert for over a thousand years. This building dates . . . → Read More: Casa Grande

Where All Good Shoes Go To Die

The road out of California from Joshua Tree National Park is long, straight, and totally deserted.

But not without its interesting sights. Sixty miles from the nearest city I find the Great Shoe Graveyard In The Desert!

Once upon a time there were a few buildings here, probably no more than a gas . . . → Read More: Where All Good Shoes Go To Die


California is one of the few states that can match Alaska in how big it seems when passing through. I am done with the state but it will still take me days to get to Arizona.

First stop: Pick up a new air filter basket near Los Angeles. I am currently using the K&N air . . . → Read More: Mojave

How To Relax: Go To School!

Leaving the Horizons Unlimited Traveler’s Meeting I’m at a bit of a loss as where to go other than “south and east”. I plan to cross into Mexico from Arizona or possibly New Mexico and I’ve not heard of anything all that interesting along the route there. So I flip my mental coin and end . . . → Read More: How To Relax: Go To School!