DAY 11

Posted on July 16, 2014 by Chhun Tang | 2 Comments

The final day of riding after heading through Ojai 33 last night and getting a subpar late night campsite a not so quick wet ass wood fire and a quick two Highlife tall boys and off to bed.

Woke up 6:00 am, took our time to pack everything up knowing this was our last night on the road.

Sombering mood at that moment but I knew it would come to this eventually. We made our way down PCH into Santa Monica and as I sat there on this motorcycle, I could only think of how far we all came, from splitting from Nick and Buddy in the Black Hills to Steve and I braving the Nevada desert at night while watching out for suicide rabbits. All of it seemed like forever ago.

As we pulled in to Santa Monica it was pretty crazy, I’ve seen this place a thousand plus times maybe more, I use to live there. In a weird way it felt like the first time I ever saw it, like I was coming to LA for the first time, it's such a strange feeling when you’ve lived in this place for the past 13 plus years. Honestly, for the first time in a long time I was excited to be back.

I parted ways with Steve and we dropped his bike off at my friend Tim's. Steve is still up in the air on selling his bike in LA or shipping it back.

The total distance we traveled was 2,947.6 miles. Gotta be honest, I wanted to ride in a circle for that last 53 miles to get to 3K but next time I’ll make sure and exceed 3K.

In the next few days I will update the blog here and talk a bit more about each day more images to share etc. We're also doing an event at East Fork Supply Co., about the whole trip later on. Sorry, for now I rest.

Check back in a few days.

Thank you everyone!

Posted in California, CL350, Honda, MidWestward, motorcycles, Nick Miramontes, Santa Monica, Steve Kowal, Triumph, vintage


MIDWESTWARD THE JOURNEY

DAY 10

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Catherine Rose
Catherine Rose

July 23, 2014

Zen & The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance a la 2014. Thanks for sharing the journey!

Menard
Menard

July 16, 2014

Welcome back home.

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