Saturday, May 30, 2009

CHP Bike, more new gear, 3 days left.

Friday...counting down, 3 days to go before I leave. Today I picked up a lot of gear. I bought an adventure touring suit from Moto Forza up in Escondido...A RevIt Cayenne Pro jacket and pants. I also got a set of RevIt gloves. I'll have to post some pics of this gear and a review soon. It's really nice stuff.

Loaner Bike

I took my bike up to BMW MC North County to have a factory campaign done on it. They gave me an old R1150RT CHP loaner bike...a pretty nice machine. The power adjustable windscreen is nice, and can be adjusted while moving. Finally I found a bike that can get air up over my head when I sit up straight. But I noticed that made my back cold and created some sort of negative air pressure that pushed on me from behind. The R1150RT was a cool bike, although the lash in the shaft driveline was noticeable, as was the torque pull when you blip the throttle (normal for a boxer motor, I believe).

Got some more 16GB memory cards in the mail for my HD video camera, and a book to read on the trip..."The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable".

I also bought a $5 Starbucks I can get Wifi access at Starbucks across the country. Should be useful for blogging, photo-uploading, twitter, emails etc.

For someone with no job, I spent a vastly larger sum of money today than I'm comfortable with. Zoikes. I'll have to get cracking when I get back from this trip.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Current Location

This is my current location tracked via my SPOT Tracker.

Blog is up!

I will be customizing this blog over the next few days, including links to my GPS location, pictures, videos, twitter feed, etc etc.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Trip Destinations

This page will be frequently update by me with links to places I intent to visit, or places that have been recommended to me.

Bolivar Ferry

Maps & Routes

About Me


My name is Nathan (Nate or N8). I am a man of science and adventure. My hobbies include photography, motorcycles, motorsports, cars, camping/outdoors, computers, amateur radio, astronomy, science experiments and travel. I'm also a charter member of the "Too Many Hobbies" club. I work in the Internet/IT field and when I'm not building internet companies for someone else I'm usually starting my own. I live in San Diego with my awesome future wife, Tracy.