HOME!

From Austin, NV I ride to my friend Muni’s house in Carson City, she is a new rider I met on the ADV campout at Lake Pillsbury last spring.

The Hwy 50 Shoe Tree…I thought this was the one that got cut down, but I guess not!

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Looking unsuccessfully for a Loneliest Road in America sticker…

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Muni is very conveniently located, since I can’t ride all the way home in one day, and do not want to stay in another motel, or eat another burger! Plus, I had heard so much about her daughter Shanti and her new KTM that I had to stop.

We had a great visit, I was too tired to do much but relax on the couch, but we made it fun.

The next day Muni makes me check tire pressures and I am low 10lbs on the rear…THANKS! Muni! that made a big difference.

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It was foookin’ nippy going over Donner Summit!, but after I started the descent into California, Hwy 20 showed up and I whacked that throttle. I do so love that road.

I meet Emily West in Nevada City for breakfast, and then tell the GPS to get me home the shortest route…and I find a new road that way! Wow! on my home turf and everything!  It goes off a bit below Smartville over to Beale AFB, and then straight into Marysville. 15 minutes shorter!

So nice to be in the Central Valley!

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Here is the Yuba crossing on the Beale route…

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Dust storm north of Williams….ANOTHER storm missed me!

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I’m on the home run, now…I have done this ride from Nevada City to Mendocino for 40+ years….like familiar shoes, but more like 7 league boots!

Even Clear Lake lets me slip swiftly through…

Pattersons – Traditional ‘I’m Home Safe!’ meal

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Well, I’ll be dipped…..I made it.

I sit idling in the driveway looking at this

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sigh

I am so lucky

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You’re not going anywhere, Buster!

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BuddhaDuck sails on home seas…

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9,782 miles, 54 days, 27 states, 3 time zones

2 flats, 2 hours of rain, 2 warnings from the nice officers.

3 thoughts on “HOME!”

  1. It was fun to be a part of your epic journey 🙂 Thank you for stopping by and for all the beautiful pictures along the way! Shanti and I thoroughly enjoyed the gaint indoor soccer match.

  2. Great last pic !!!
    Hey … what’s your non tech3 email ? I wanted to shoot you a note but don’t have a direct email address. normally

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