From San Francisco to Pittsburgh

California, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. We covered that in a week, but before I get to that, I need to tell you about our final two weeks in the Bay Area. After the weekend at the Sonoma Drag racing, we moved over to our usual spot in Napa.… Continue Reading


What a Drag

The race weekend at Utah Motorsports Campus in Tooele, Utah was a lot of work. It was hot, and because the infrastructure is slowly deteriorating, I was constantly troubleshooting problems. I made a comment on social media that there are only two nice times in Utah, Sunrise and sunset, otherwise it was hot and a… Continue Reading


The Silver State

If you head east into the Sierras from Sonora, you come to Pinecrest Lake. Its about a 40 mile drive, and you climb up to 6000 foot elevation. The lake is a state park and has a campground. We found a campsite online that said it was big enough for us, so we booked three… Continue Reading


California Gold Country

We saw Yosemite and took in the major attractions, so it’s time to move on, right? If we could have found some place to go, we would have. With the 4th of July falling in the middle of the week, it turns out the the weekend before and after were prime weekends, and every place… Continue Reading


Hey, Let’s visit Yosemite

We left the Monterey area and spent easy days driving across the central valley to the foothills of the Sierras. It took some searching, but we found a place in the historic gold mining town of Columbia. The campground is the site of an old Marble quarry, and we have a quiet spot shaded by oak… Continue Reading


The Dry Lagoon

It should have been an easy weekend… We show up, plug into World Superbike’s system, deploy minimal equipment, and sit back and enjoy the weekend. Yeah, it went something like that. We arrived at Laguna Seca near Monterey, Ca on Tuesday.  The goal was to get as much setup on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning… Continue Reading


Escape From L.A.

We wrapped up our time in California by attending a group dinner with the MotoAmerica race control/safety crew. The restaurant was a bit different in that everyone ordered a plate and then the plates randomly showed up and were shared around the table. It was good but took a bit of time to get all… Continue Reading