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Tight, twisty turns

Jul 19, 2018

Planning a cross-country trip is a daunting task. Well, not necessarily the most daunting, but certainly takes a lot of organization. From deciding which route to take and what towns and hotels to spend the night in. Fuel and food stops are important matters to factor in, as well.

If you plan it just right though, the United States offers some majestic landscapes and sceneries to drive by and through. There’s something about it being on a motorcycle that makes it completely different. The viewpoint, the smells and the sensations are all unique on a motorcycle.

Recently, I was able to spend 8 days touring and riding from New Mexico, through Arizona, and into California. I rode on part of the Mother Road - the original Route 66 – in Arizona on route to the target destination of California.

After passing through the fruit and vegetable check at the border of California, I made my way toward the base of the Sierra Nevada mountains to begin the main part of the journey. Finding roads where the tarmac turned twisty was the main goal. The roads ended up taking me through Sequoia National Park, Lassen Volcanic National Park and the Redwood National Park.

Flinging a motorcycle through one corner and into the next (sometimes that equates to lean left, lean right, repeat) can drain a lot of energy. But to look back over the squiggly line on the map and know the accomplishment it was to complete riding that section of road is an incredible feeling. Plus, it’s so much fun!

A section of California 1 in the northern part of the state winds through the majestically, tall Redwoods and onto the cliffs of the coast. While on that road, I was smiling from ear to ear under my helmet quickly noting this road was climbing up my list of favorite roads to ride.

After seeing World Superbike at Laguna Seca and the bikes plunge down the famous Corkscrew corner, I headed back home. The whole journey was 3,700 miles through some grand American landscapes.

In all honesty, it was one of my employees that took the trip. But I just wanted to share some of the experiences and adventures our staff takes. We have such a great group of staff and culture at Electronic Caregiver. It’s an honor to lead the employees of this company. And much like Nathan’s journey, it’s a serious of twists and turns but so worth it in the end.

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