We stopped a few times to soak our shirts and helmet caps in water, then rode on with most vents of our jackets closed, letting just the little bit of air coming in the sleeves and through the fabric cool us down. This worked very well and as soon as we were getting uncomfortably hot again (every two to three hours) we stopped and repeated the procedure.
We rode in one day from Vegas, through Death Valley, to Mono Lake, then over 120 and through Yosemite all the way to Oakhurst, about 30 miles South of the Yosemite South Entrance. This was our longest day.
|In Oakhurst, CA - Shows how much we used TVs during our trip|
From Oakhurst we rode backroads through the Central Valley then some faster roads to Gilroy and from there again backroads all the way home.
|Well deserved break.|
We arrived late in the afternoon and had still a weekend to settle down and relax before we had to get back to work.
|Back at Home|
Overall it was an incredible trip. It was tough sometimes, hot, long days, sometimes tough riding, but it was soooo much fun. We can't wait for the next long trip!