Category Archives: The Great American Trip


First posted on Chin on the Tank… I’m cruising on Interstate 80, descending through the jagged, brown peaks of Nevada, when I first set eyes on northern Utah. In an instant the landscape changes from the familiar desert to barren white flats as I cross the border. It’s fucking wild! Then came the sign for […]

Crossing California

There was no greater feeling than crossing the desert through the open air atop my two-wheeled machine. I rode to a place that seemed so far distant on a map. The contrast of orange sand dunes against the big blue sky vibrated across my brain at a 100 miles an hour. After 3,500 miles I […]

Across the Desert

The one place I planned to stop before hitting Cailfornia was Sedona, just north of Phoenix. It was out of the way and added a day onto our trip, forcing us north into the panhandle of Texas up to route 40 through Albuquerque, NM and eventually to Flagstaff, AZ where the route drops in elevation […]