Our second episode documents our trip from the SF Bay Area down to Bakersfield along some awesome back roads. Then we say farewell to friends and explore some Basque cuisine. Next, we’re off to Arizona. Not enough food info for you? Check out the full unedited Wool Growers interview and an extended look inside the kitchen in our second Motobite 2.1.
Hi everyone! We posted our first episode, which covers our preparations for the trip. In fact, we posted TWO videos – we’re making secondary videos called Motobites for events that we don’t have time to include in the full episode. We will go into more detail about a single topic that may be food related, motorcycle specific, or something else entirely.Click on the video when prompted to view the Motobite, and we’ll even provide a link back to the full episode so you can pick up right where you left off.
This was our longest day ever on the KLRs: 537 miles. After a late start, we were able to make it to Sedona by sunset. We were unnecessarily worried about running out of gas on the way to Bakersfield a few days ago, but today, we were caught off guard by a low tank thanks to AZ freeway speeds (75mph), and an uphill climb to 7000 feet. Despite having a 6 gallon tank, we hit our reserve tank after only about 160 miles, even though we’re used to reaching 220+ before hitting reserve. At least it’s good to learn the limits of the bikes here in the States! We doubt we’ll have a day as long or as fast as today for quite a while.
We had a fantastic first day on the road. It’s been a while since we’ve just been able to enjoy the ride. We spent so much time packing and prepping for the trip, so it’s a relief to just be on the bikes. We stopped for the night in Bakersfield to visit friends for a couple days and hit some of our favorite food spots (Basque!). We’re currently editing the first episode, so we’ll have it up soon.