Tag Archives: California desert


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 […]


Texas is fucking huge. I mean, Jesus! We couldn’t get out. I would have certainly got sucked in and stayed, but we had the rest of the west to conquer. All I’ve grown accustomed to back is east is the notion that people are incapable of doing things. I forgot the vibe of the west, […]