I technically had a choice that day if I wanted to spend it in a motel. I was a long way from home and heading south to get into warmer weather. It's not an environment I would leave a nice cozy house to ride in for sure. And to be honest, in hindsight had I known how nasty it would get heading up over the mountains that were in my way I'd have probably shelled out for another day at the motel. LOL.