I sleep in on Saturday and basically did nothing at all but send a few emails and watch a couple of MotoGP races that I was behind in. I cook a massive steak for tea and even get reacquainted with vegetables. The next morning I get up and do my washing and start to get organised for the next leg.
When I got the new tires on Fred I had to also replace the tubes. I had put ‘slime’ tire repair gel in the old tubes to protect against flat tires so I wanted to go and get some more for the new ones. I had spoken to the guys at East Bay Motorsports and they were against putting any type of gel in the tubes as a preventative and they were of the belief it should only be used when you actually get a flat (this is what I had done in the past). I checked on the internet and found that I should be able to get some at Walmart in Eureka which was only 17klms up the road.
I was in no rush which was just as well as I was fogged in;
The good thing about the fog was that there were plenty of wild animals around that seemed to come up pretty close to the house – I missed getting a photo of a few deer but managed to get one of a fox (I later found out it was actually a coyote);
I could also see the horses had come up for a look and I found a few carrots in Bram’s fridge;
I go back inside and about 5 mins later there is a commotion outside the front door. I open the door to find this pair of rascals;
I had seen the black one the day before and had given it a couple of dog biscuits. She must have gone and told her mate to come back with her.
I ride down to Walmart at Eureka and its actually a bit cold with a fog type mist. I get the slime and a couple of other things and head back home. The only people that were walking around Eureka appear to be homeless. I then take Fred into the local car wash and clean him up – going thru the road works had put tar all over him and it was a pain to get it off. I also swung by the supermarket to grab a roll for lunch and to purchase some replacements for what I had used at Brams. Back home again and a pretty lazy afternoon to the point I even have a nap. (so getting used to these naps).
I actually miss my host who is home late and up early for work. We catch up later in the day and he takes me to a local brewery for dinner. At the brewery we hook up with a couple of his mates, Mark and Greg, who are also Police Officers and very much motorcycle tragics. Have a look at this group of good looking roosters;
The brewery opens out to an area where there is a large food trailer/van that specializes in fish and chips. It has everything from fish tacos to fish burgers and the food is great.
Next morning I am up early to finish this blog and get off to a reasonable start. Fred is packed and ready to go and I am lucky that there is no fog.
I often get asked what is the best thing that I have done so far in the US. I have enjoyed every minute but the best thing has been the great people that I have met that will remain good friends.