Time for another express adventure. This time to the land of the free and the home of the brave. ( and donuts...mmmmm donuts)
Yep thatS right we re off to visit Uncle Sam.
Spot tracker will be available here from Monday.
After a big night at our send off party ( thanks Ro, Jez, Jared, jacinta, shannon and Ishara, we boarded our big jet for the arduous 14 hour flight. And arduous it was. Came close to killing a 2 year old kid that kept kicking the back of my seat, meanwhile darling mum, didn't give shit even after I not so politely told her control the little shit..
So after getting absolutely no sleep we arrived to a dull and gloomy LAX. At around 6am.
We had heard horror stories of huge delays getting through immigration etc, but we breezed through with no delay at all and straight into our hire car ( only in America us it cheaper to hire a car than catch a bus) and set off to meet our new Friends James and Colleen who had helped us with the purchase of our bike and run a little B&B type business at their very cool house in Claremont.
Bit Scary driving on the wrong side the huge freeways. Speed limit is 65 but no one does that but we soon got the hang of it.
Decided it was a bit early to to arrive at Claremont, so nothing for it, but to make a detour to a massive bike and jetski shop known as Berts mega Mall.
This place is massive and they sell just about every brand of bike and jetski as well as boats. I kid you not I'm coming back here for my next holiday,
They even had some sort of tricycle ride going on.
We needed to buy some helmets, but unfortuantly Berts didn't have what we were looking for. Everyone had told us you could buy anything you need at Walmart, so we decided to take a look. No helmets but bloody cheap bikinis.
And yes we had our first Walmart experience. This Chevy Blazer was parked outside, filled to the roof with shit. Plastic bottles paper clothes, you name it it was in there. Only the drivers seat was clear.
Then off to The famous James and Beautiful Colleens ultra cool house. To meet our bike and prepare it for the weeks ahead.
The bike is in brilliant condition considering it's an 02 model. Only done 24000 kms and I am extremely happy with it.
We still needed helmets, so James very kindly drove us in his little yellow beetle to the famous Chaparall Motorsport store.
Bugger me I thought Berts was big.This place was even bigger. You could spend the whole day ( and a shit load of money ) in here. We had a ball and scored two helmets at a brilliant price.
The helmet room alone was bigger than most shops at home.
Then back home for Mexican beers and out to Mexican for dinner.
Hope you enjoy following our adventures over the next few weeks. If your following our spot and see that we are near to something you reckon we should see or perhaps a great road to ride. Let us know in the comments.
Guy & Sam