Originally Posted by XR BADGER
Sounds like a fun trip. I am nOOb, just got aXR650L and am in the SF valley-and looking to get some time in on the bike. If I wanted to hotel, when do you need to know by? My bike does not have any place for gear yet.
Welcome to ADV!
If you are a n00b and plan on riding in from LA, you might want to meet up with some others making the trek (for safety/route planning/etc.).
Alternatively, you might want to see if someone has space in a truck/trailer for you and your bike, or if someone can haul your camping gear (if you are riding in). Either of those options may work better for you - the hotel rooms tend fill up pretty quick (contact Joel/NSFW soon if you want one).