North America

Jammin thru the Global South

The Trip Begins

It’s been a crazy last few months getting ready to get going and closing up my life here. Taken a few more days than I expected but all ready to head out. I’m going to San Francisco first to see a good riding friend and go over the bike once more before heading back down…

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First Leg: Chicago to San Francisco

March 5 – 15, 2010With everything finally buttoned up in Chicago, I was ready to hit the road and head south. I was definitely nervous the last night before leaving as is normal, however, I was now ready and there was nothing to worry about and I actually got some good sleep one last time…

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Pictures from San Francisco, Part 2

March 17 – 22, 2010On my way out of San Francisco the first time I realized I didnt take too many pictures of the city and snapped some off on Van Ness street. The War Memorial Opera House.San Francisco City Hall.Coming down Highway 1, buzzing along in the bright sun, thinking the trip is finally…

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DR Engine Swap

March 22 – 24, 2010Mike came forward on ADVrider after hearing my engine issues and offered to help with the engine swap. He was only about 10 mins away from Jul’s place, so I moved my DR there and then went down to San Jose to pick up Shridhar’s DR from a shop there. He…

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Riding the California Coastline

March 24 – 25, 2010El Pacifico. Riding the beautiful Pacific Coastal Highway south from San Francisco. Something I’ve wanted to do before leaving the US.Oh yeah :)This was definitely some epic landscape, especially with the lighting towards dusk.The historic Bixby Bridge, built in 1932.Can’t get tired of this view.Looking back north with Bixby Bridge in…

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Weekend in San Diego

March 26 – 28, 2010Getting closer to the Mexican border, my friend Ruben in San Diego invited me to come over and ride Palomar Mountain, a heavenly road for sport bike riders. He moved out from Chicago a few years ago and while there he founded DRILL (Ducati Riders of Illinois) and got invited a…

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Small Town Charm in Ajo, Arizona

March 28 – 30, 2010From San Diego, I headed east into Arizona so that I could cross at a small border crossing heading into mainland Mexico. The ride was pleasant, going up and over some mountains and getting to the Sonoran Desert as I neared the small town of Ajo, Arizona. It was 40 miles…

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