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Author Archives: Karen Willis

The highs and lows of riding the hills north of San Francisco (BC to Baja 6)

It was a beautiful, crisp, extremely cold morning as we left Fort Bragg. We left early, hoping to get a head start on the ride to San Francisco and arrive in time to meet up with friends for dinner. As … Read More

101 Twists to Bragg about (BC to Baja 5)

It was 3:30 am in Eureka and I was awake! Needless to say, I didn’t sleep well. All night I’d heard noises outside the door; rattling, shouting, grunting, and banging, Eureka zombies doing who knows what? I didn’t feel comfortable … Read More

Keeping the motorcycles safe with cable locks

Beautiful, Terrible Eureka! (BC to Baja 4)

We awoke to the numbing chill, once again. Mornings have been unpleasant in our tent these past few days. The combination of sleeping on the ground, cold temperatures and legs stuck in the same position for hours on end while … Read More

Seas the Day (BC to Baja 3)

We woke up in our room early, it was cold outside, but the sky was blue and the sun was shining. We showered, packed up and left around 9:00 am on our hunt for breakfast. South Bend, it seems, is … Read More

Cold and damp as a Westcoast Clam (BC to Baja 2)

We woke before sunrise from our chilly slumber, a toe and finger-numbing 2 degrees. Much too cold to be sleeping in a tent. There we were, bundled up like little babies in a sleep sack, carrying that afflictive thought that … Read More

Riding from BC to Baja starts with a ferry ride from Victoria to Port Angeles

We’re riding the wrong bike! (BC to Baja 1)

We rushed around packing up the last little bits this morning, fed the kids, dropped them off, then hopped on our bikes to head to downtown Victoria. We arrived at the ferry early since our ferry to Port Angeles was … Read More

The Day Before

We’ve packed our bags and put our bikes out in the driveway to get prepared for tomorrows venture. Minutes later I’m standing in the kitchen staring outside at the bikes all while they’re being thrashed from the unexpected shitty weather. … Read More

Motorcycle adventure from BC, Canada to Baja, Mexico

We’re Riding from BC to Baja, and Back

It’s the end of our adventure riding season up here in Canada, and to celebrate a successful 2019 we’re going to ride away from the impending rain and cooler weather and chase the warmth down south. We’ll get where we … Read More