I have a conference in LA this coming January, and I'm going to ride there. LA is 1100 miles from my hometown, which I can do in a day, on Saturday, to sleep late Sunday and then get to the shin dig. I'm free Wednesday morning and have Wed-Sun to ride home. I don't want to come straight home, and am looking for ride ideas to occupy a few days. Keep in mind this is mid-January. I-40 through Flagstaff might not be doable, meaning I would have to run I-10 home. Considering January weather, could I go visit Death Valley? Yosemite? Anything else in California I should consider as I leave LA heading east? 1000 miles to Cabo each way. Has an appeal, but to make it home by Sunday night, that would be a lot of riding. I'm comfortable going through Baja, but wouldn't ferry over to mainland Mexico these days. Maybe you know a cool place halfway down Baja? Anything in Arizona I shouldn't miss.... keeping in mind the possibility of Flagstaff snow and all. Other ideas? Must-see places? THANKS!