Rolling the 25k

I’ve rolled over 25 000 kilometers on my motorcycle! Always a good feeling to be putting clicks on the bike. I got my bike back in 2009, which was actually the topic of my second blog post ever [side note: the first blog post ever was about my family’s jeep cherokee…I miss that truck]. When I first got the bike, the odometer was at (or near) 4 500 km, so I’ve put on just about 20 000 km since owning it. I’ve covered lots of highway stretching from Brampton, Orangeville, Caledon, Bolton, Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, London, Guelph, Pickering, Parry Sound (here’s a post about that route), and all the way out to Halifax and back (I should really write a few blog posts about THAT trip). Here’s hoping I get to put another 25 000 km on it before I have to give it up.

A picture of my odometer 13.4 kilometers after I rolled over 25000 km. I didn't want to stop in rush hour to take the pic ...

A picture of my odometer 13.4 kilometers after I rolled over 25000 km. It doesn’t say 25 000 exactly because I didn’t want to stop in rush hour to take the pic.

 

The rest of the trip

After my observing run at the Palomar Observatory (check my posts about that here), I headed into San Diego to hang out with my brother for the weekend. We accomplished a lot. In order to best capture what I did, I made a map. Click the link below to look at the places I went in more detail.

———-> Jesse’s Palomar-SanDiego Trip <———-

(here’s a screenshot of the map)

First thing we did was head from Palomar Mountain to Sunset Cliffs, in San Diego. We JUST missed sunset, but it was still beautiful.

Then it was to Ocean Beach for Fish Tacos, apparently one of the foods that San Diego is known for. They were awesome. The next day we went to Coronado Beach, which is on the semi-island Coronado in the bay of San Diego. Apparently one of the best beaches in North America, was great to dip my feet again.

This pic is looking out towards the bottom end of Point Loma, from Coronado Beach.

One of the crappiest things about Canadian winter is that I have to put my motorcycle away. The weather is both too cold and too dangerous to drive in. They don’t have that problem in California. My brother owns a Yamaha motorcycle! I took this up into the California Mountains for some of the best twisty’s I’ve ever ridden. Scenery was amazing, the bike was amazing, and we got some good apple pie in Julian, CA (see the map above for the route I took).

Great trip. Thanks brother!

The Long Way Home

a sign we can all love

I rode my motorcycle up to our cottage, to spend the weekend with my family. On the way there I stuck to the 400, trying to get there as fast as I could. On the way back, I decided to take the long way ’round. This route was recommended by Rob (@speedyscience). When he rode it, he showed me the pic of this sign, so when I saw it I had to do the same.

My favourite place along the route was Port Sandfield. Port Carling was also a nice place to visit (never been there before).

Helping me pack

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rolling the 20k

On the way into school today my bike’s odometer hit 20 000 km.  Granted, I bought the bike used, so about 4000 of these kilometers aren’t mine, but…who’s counting?