SF to Vegas on a motorcycle in winter?
January 17, 2010 2:53 PM Subscribe
A dear friend has presented me with an interesting gig in Las Vegas at the end of the month. I live in San Francisco. I would like to accept, but wonder about the feasibility of making this part of a motorcycle road trip.
posted by mollymayhem to travel & transportation around Las Vegas, NV (15 answers total)
This job would be a wonderful learning opportunity. It wouldn't pay the costs of me getting out there, but the chance to train in a very specialized discipline, as well as the chance to see a dear friend who I never get to see makes me want to jump at this opportunity. I've been itching to take a motorcycle road trip for awhile now, but planned to wait until it was a little less wintery.
Is this a really dumb idea? Any thoughts on a potential route? I'm thinking I'd like to break it into a 2 day ride. Back roads are more awesome, but obviously less well maintained. Riding in the rain is OK with me, I've got good rain gear. Riding in the snow is not ok.
Despite growing up in CA, my familiarity with Central and Southern California roads is pretty non-existent. I'm thinking 99 rather than 5, but I worry about 58 to 15 going east. I'd love to take a day on the way there or back and wander around Death Valley or Mojave National Preserve, too.
I'm sure I'm leaving something out. This whole idea is really overwhelming and exciting. But is it completely foolhardy?