Eastern Sierra Scenic Way

Day 1 is in the books. I preached this AM at Palm Harvest Church. Went home, leathered up, and set my compass North. After 295 miles logged, I’d say it was a pretty solid start.

Day 1 always involves a learning curve for me. During the first few hours of a long-distance road trip, I am often reminded of something that I SHOULD HAVE done prior to leaving.

Today’s lesson: lather on the sunscreen. I assure you, I won’t forget tomorrow. My neck is fried. But then that is what makes road trips so fun: the learning curve. I love every moment.

My destination today was the Easter Sierra’s. Traveling Highway 395 is always a fun ride…even when the temperatures hover around 106 degrees Farehenheit; like they did today.

Top 3 Things I saw today:

1) The F/A-18E Super Hornet Fighter Jet that “greeted me” with a strong banked turn as he screamed over the mountain top for a quick “hello.” Man, those planes are a WHOLE LOT BIGGER up close! It was spectacular.

Eastern Sierra’s – The Playground of Fighter Jets

2) The air conditioner in my hotel room.

3) The local cops outside my complex which led to some fresh intel on where to grab some GREAT grub. Cops ALWAYS know where the good eating dives are.

The bike is now washed and put to bed. I’m not far away from that reality either. This morning I woke up at 1:30 AM amped up and ready to go. I suspect that Day 2 will start somewhat similar.

So for now, I will leave you with a few pictures from today’s ride. Thanks for coming along. And if you’d like to see more, check out my Instagram posts. My handle is: Costamesaman.

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3 thoughts on “Eastern Sierra Scenic Way

  1. Mike good to follow your travels. Put on lots of sunscreen….I was just diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer and face second surgery on July 30th. I guess I forgot my sunscreen too many times!

  2. How cool is this trip. Not a question… what’s a statement! Like I said I wish I was with you enjoying every mile.

    “Life is a ride enjoy at 1 mile at a time!”

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