500 miles. We're going to split the complete route into a 2-day ride. There will be no rush and no specific destination. It's just that time of the year that we all need a long ride to cleanse our soul...
Just the open roads, the wind and the loneliness and solitude that we all thrill...
5 of us will go, but only I and Vu will continue onto the 2nd day. It will be me, Vu, Russ, Kevin and Mike. Eugene bailed out again!
Our 1st stop was Pala Casino at the Pala Indian Reservation, which is about 90 miles from Los Angeles. Russ, Kev and Mike will head back home from here, while I and Vu will continue our trip.
We were surprised that there was a huge designated motorcycle parking at Pala Casino. It was right by the main entrance and far from all other cars. Pala definitely gets points for this.
Pala Indian Reservation
This is the view from the large back patio area.
It was a great wild view from the back of Pala. I intentionally over-saturated the colors to produce an oil painting look (I hope)
The cute little town of Julian
It was getting very cold (under 50F) when we passed the town of Julian so we decided to stop and get a cup of hot coffee. This is a lovely little town, with fogs hanging low, giving us the feeling of a sleepy European town.
The town of Julian
The architecture was lovely, people were nice and we found some strong French pressed coffee!
It was cold, fresh and foggy... just the way I like it!
Watching the world go by...
We continued on highway 78 East bound. It was getting warmer and warmer so we had to stop and remove some layers under our jackets.
First time I worn full leathers (instead of Cordura) on a trip longer than 1 day and they were surprisingly comfortable.