I didn't get much writing today nor did i take many pictures. I really wanted to get past Los Angeles and not get stuck in traffic.
I started packing up the bike and found some friends waiting for me outside.
This guy was not scared of me at all. Hate racoons that aren't scared.
There were about 5 more out of frame that were fighting over scraps.
it's odd that i've been following them the whole time.
Down the US-1 again. Great road. great to watch the sunrise on the coast.
|this is what awesome looks like|
I stopped for a coffee along around Big Sur... Lucia i think? not sure.
I got a coffee and a cookie for breakfast. A rootbeer float cookie. Homemade obviously, and never heard of it, so i tried one.
WOW. Amazing cookie!
The bird was not impressed that i didn't give it crumbs.
|no clue what bird tis was, but it looked like a giant hummingbird. tiny freaking wings.|
These signs make me so happy i bought a KLR 650. this is what it was designed for.
what an awesome road.
I kept going and spotted these guys.
|This guy kept barking.|
There was a beach out of frame to the left that had a TON of them, but the tourists made me shy away. Freaking pushy tourists... a ton of asians with big cameras. Not being racist, just telling the facts. This is near San Simeon, California... Simeon (my mascot) is named after San Simeon. Heh. Also a song from Goldfinger which i originally heard of it. His full name is not San Simeon B. Mungay.
I got to San Luis Obispo and where i pulled over there was a choice of a breakfast/lunch restaurant, or some taco joint called Taco Roco.
Taco Roco i went.
I took a breakfast burrito called the San Luis Burrito. Avocado, Sour cream, Cheese, Eggs and a choice of meat; Bacon, machaca, chonzo or ham.
I took Machaca before even knowing what it was, just to be different. It's beef and onions.
I drank a Pibbs xtra because i'd never heard of it. Tasted like dr. Pepper, which is good.
She gave me chips. I didn't know i got them. sweet. There were some salsas to choose from. I took a medium green one, and a super hot red one.
The medium one is HOT... the hot one was pure suicide. both tasted really good. Not just a burn, but true flavors.
|The massive San luis breakfast burrito|
|tasty delicious filling|
When in doubt, always try something new.
|about half left|
The driving here is quite crazy, but i'm used to crazy so i fit in.
Not once did someone honk at me, and every time i split lanes, they parted like the red sea. I'm better than moses. I have a motorcycle. It's name is Beast. Hear it roar.
I got to LA and wanted to see the pier where route 66 ends. Didn't get there... got really close but couldn't find parking, was a complete nightmare with all the tourists, so i left. It was starting to get late and i had two other stops to make in LA. La brea tar pits and LA Ink. I know, retarded stops, but my stops to make.
on that subject, everyone seems to think i have all the time in the world and tell me what i should see (not you folks, people on the road) people don't get it. I'm a traveller. I'm not a tourist. I like to see things along the road, but won't go too far off my track to see things. I refuse to go do things. That's not what this is about. I'm travelling, see, not touring.
I went to La Brea and couldn't find any parking. ARGH!! i could have paid $7 for just a few minutes... not my idea of good money spent. I peered through the fence and saw it anyhow. meh. it's a bit pit full of tar. haha.
Off to the next stop. LA Ink. I had business there to attend to. No, i didn't get inked, i just wanted to pick up a souvenir.
I wanted to camp out more figuring it was cheaper. I called a KOA in Ponoma and said they had a spot but to be there before 7pm. Traffic was insane and everytime it would come to a stop, i would just split lanes until it got moving. Know what stopped the traffic? NOTHING. people jam on brakes for no reason.
all i can say is splitting lanes while going 82mph is more fun than a barrel of monkeys!
Even with the huge sidecases, i felt like a slippery eel compared to all the cars on the road. Fun as shit.
I got my spot at the KOA. $31 is pretty steep for a 20x20 square for the night, but it beats $100 at a motel that doesn't have wifi. There is wifi here, but it sucks.
|beans and weenies.|
|Why you, why now? because the beans and weenies are terrible without you. with you, much better...|