I have to get this ride report rolling because I’m having a horrible time getting motivated to finish packing and I’m (pretty, kinda, sorta) sure I’m leaving tomorrow. No money for an overseas trip this year so my Irish Transalp will be sitting idle until next summer. So, where to go? North! Hate our summers in Temecula, it’s HOT. The plan: head up the 395 to Bishop, cut over to Nevada, visit the Ichthyosaur-Berlin State Park (always wanted to go there), back to heading North ultimately to Boise to visit friends and do some Idaho riding. Then it’s the 95 over the border to Icefields Parkway, then? Hehehehehe Bike got new tires a few days ago and I did an oil change pretty recently. Now it’s just the endless errands of being gone for a month or so (don’t have to be back until August 14, yay). Drop off my puppy at his grandma’s, pharmacy, grocery store, call the gardener about this weekend, blah blah blah. Hopefully the next installment will be tomorrow from somewhere between Bishop and Hawthorne, Nevada. Wish me luck!