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So I've officially sent my book--Surfing the Middle East--to the printer and decided to ride up to San Francisco for a meeting. Along the way I took many cool roads, even finding a rattle snake that was squished on the road while deviating from the 101 Freeway a bit. When I got to SF the meeting went great, and on my back down the coast I decided to take California's famous Highway 1 that goes along the coast. One of my favorite places on that ride is Big Sur. There, a year ago when I more or less did the same thing for another meeting in San Fran, I found this great dirt road that takes you way up through the interior of Big Sur. This time I saw deer, an owl, and even a Wild Turkey (not to mention a bottle of it that I carried in my duffel bag). Like my last time riding through this road, I met this retired cop who is hired to patrol the road from poachers, dopers, and mushroom hunters. But I was just there for the ride. And here are some of the pictures from this little vagabond.
Remember, travel does not have to be something major like surfing from Israel to Lebanon; travel can be as simple as hopping on your motorcycle with a copy of On the Road, and literally going out to explore it.
. . . deviating from the 101 freeway . . .
. . . getting ready to ride while in SF . . .
. . . homelessness in the City . . .
. . . one of the truly great things in this world: baseball . . .
. . . pointing the camera back is what you have to do when you ride alone . . .
. . . that great dirt road through the interior of Big Sur . . .
. . . my little spot in Big Sur I camp . . .
. . . Big Sur sunset from my spot . . .
. . . on the road that leads out of the Big Sur . . .