Sunday 28 July, 2013

Western Loop – Day 1


After an early morning stop at Ponsfords for some coffee, provisions I said goodbye to my friends Stephan, Craig, and Dianna. It was overcast and cool until after Vallejo where I stopped to stretch my legs at the abandoned navy base. By Sacramento it was warm and sunny, a perfect day for a motorcycle ride. [...]


After an early morning stop at Ponsfords for some coffee, provisions I said goodbye to my friends Stephan, Craig, and Dianna. It was overcast and cool until after Vallejo where I stopped to stretch my legs at the abandoned navy base.

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By Sacramento it was warm and sunny, a perfect day for a motorcycle ride. I stopped for what turned out to be the best coffee I’ve ever had. If you’re downtown Sacramento, stop in Temple Coffee for a pour over that rivals any cup in the country.

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I had forgotten how much I liked the road from Sacramento to Truckee. It feels to me like the Bay Area stops and the real west begins.

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Through Reno the temperatures climbed until by Sparks it was a therapeutic 97 degrees. I thought a shorter day would best for my first day traveling and booked a hotel in Fernley, NV. I made good time and arrived sooner than expected so I explored the town after cooling off in the room. Fernley is a working class town that has a lot of rough edges, but the stark beauty of the desert permeates the place.

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One Comment

  • Jack VanHesteren says:

    Hello, Scott. Was not aware that you were heading out on another trip. Stumbled onto that fact, when I went back to HerberGerber to look up something. We hope that you have another excellent trip, and don’t mind us “riding along” vicariously. Jack & Marilyn


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