Riding on the coast of California


After a great night at Clarice and Karl’s place, we hit the road again, heading to Douglas City. We had a last camping night with our friend Cristian; the next day Cristian and us parted ways. He turned around to go back to Vancouver (and I heard he got there pretty early, he must have flown back or that bike has more horse power than we think it does).

We took some really scenic routes (Hwy 3 and Hwy 36) and then into some back roads, coming out into Hwy 101 to Garberwille. We stopped to gas up in that little town, where everyone seemed to be very happy. We met a guy at the gas station, and after a little chat about our trip, Vasile asks him “So, what are you doing in this little town?” And the answer comes very honest: “I grow weed, just like everyone else in this town” Now this explains a lot:)

Robin, Mat, Vasile and I took the Hwy 1 towards the coast, a beautiful twisty road; we had a lot of fun!

Then we found a nice place to camp on the beach, and celebrated Robin and Mat’s wedding anniversary with some cheap wine and expensive cheese.

And this is what we woke up to the next day:

Next day we got to San Francisco, where I spent a couple of days of quality time with family, and Vasile fixed his leaking rear suspension at Superplush Suspension

and went to KTM twins to put a face to the voice with the KTM Twins owner (who is an awesome guy).

Tuesday we left San Francisco, and I dropped the fully loaded bike right in front of my sister’s house, before we left, leaving my sister and mom pretty worried, I think:)

We got to San Jose, where we were planning to camp up on the hill, but it got dark, so we had to turn around and find a motel. This is San Jose viewed from up the hills:

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9 thoughts on “Riding on the coast of California

  1. Alessandro Frijo

    So did you take advantage of the opportunity of to get some of the green stuff for the trip?! haha that’s hilarious. Those pictures are amazing Camelia! 😀

    • Lol. It took me a few secs to realize what green stuff you were talking about. That’s how used to it I am:) No, we didn’t, can you believe it???

    • And now thinking again, after a whole day of ride in the pouring rain and dark for a few hours, I could’ve probably used it:)

  2. Cristian Chickensoup

    finally a new post – camelia you’re fans are waiting, you can’t have such a long lag between the posts. Good to hear that you guys are doing good. It’s autumn here – meaning rainy season in Vancouver. But I’m buying my snowboarding pass soon and Bogdan is dreaming about buying a 1190. Thank god Vasile left otherwise Bogdan would have already bought a new bike by now.

    • Sorry, I know, but darn hills have no internet:) And whenever we do find some internet, it’s so bad and slow, it takes hours to upload a picture, and we don’t have this luxury….we only have one year:)

  3. Awesome riding. I am now very jealous :)) Have fun and many sunny rides :)) Saluta-l pe Lica, Robyn and Matt.

  4. Pete & Alex

    Glad to see you all are having a ball and taking in many sights while you wander south. We’re Pete and Alex who met you on a little back road before you got to Garberville. We got home to Sequim yesterday and it’s wet here. Keep posting pictures of sunny, warm, dry places to get us through the dark season.

    • Hey Pete & Alex, good to hear from you! Sad to hear you have to bear the rain now; if we could, we would send you some sunshine from here, it’s too much for us. Today it was so hot, it made me miss the Vancouver rain (which I would have never thought it would ever happen). But we are having a great time, so it compensates:)

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