Motorcycling the Southwest: Day 3 and Summary

Day 3: Kitt Peak, AZ to San Diego, CA

Distance: 722 km
Duration: approximately 10 hours

Total Distance: 2100 km (see previous posts here and here)

The route back from Kitt Peak

The route back from Kitt Peak. Click the image to see the interactive map I made.

There really isn’t much to say about this ride; it was really just a ‘get there’ kinda day. The amazing thing was that it was a relatively easy drive. I was running on 3 hours sleep (after being at the telescope for 12 hours) yet I still made it home ahead of schedule. Since that was the case, I went straight to the ocean.

Sunset over the Pacific Ocean. I made it to the ocean about 45 min before the Sun set over the water. I drove to the famous Sunset Cliffs in San Diego, took some pictures, and then waited for the Sun to set. It was more relieving than I thought when I got there. Knowing I had finished.

Sunset over the Pacific Ocean. I made it to the ocean about 45 min before the Sun set over the water. I drove to the famous Sunset Cliffs in San Diego, took some pictures, and then waited for the Sun to set. It was more relieving than I thought when I got there. Knowing I had finished.

The bike, after completing 2100 kilometers from San Diego, to Flagstaff, to Tucson, to San Diego. Good ride.

The bike, after completing 2100 kilometers from San Diego, to Flagstaff, to Tucson, to San Diego. Good ride.

In California and Arizona there is far too many landmarks to see, too many amazing roads to ride, too much unseen scenery, and far too many mountains to climb with just 3 days to do it.
The one thing I learned on this trip: I have to go back.

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