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RCB wasn’t too far away from my house today. Sorry I missed the ride, but I went out for a ride of my own this morning. The last info I had from John was that he was in the lead for points on the RTN tour. That just won’t do.

I met my bride for her lunch break in Martinez at 10:00. From there I rode south on 680 to 101 s/b. At King City the ride got pretty, and fun – just what I’d come out for.

Jolon Road (Monterey G-14) is a smooth two-lane asphalt ribbon with gradual sweepers, winding through spring green California coastal hills. The guard gate/check point into Fort Hunter-Leggett was easy – I had my DL, reg, and insurance all ready; I was waived through with a smile.

Ya know, this post wouldn’t be a bad permanent party assignment for a soldier: small, pretty countryside, mostly serving transient reserve and guard forces. It’s probably somewhat laid back for an Army post. It sure seemed a sharp contract to the post I spent most of my Army time – Fort Hood. Two full divisions, plus several independent brigades. Hood was not a laid place.

The most remote of the California missions is on Hunter-Leggett. Father Serra founded this Mission, San Antonio de Padua in 1771, to save/enslave the indigenous people of California. (Based on your own personal beliefs, you pick which is right). This was the third of the twenty-one California missions.

But more to the point — this site is worth 1470 points in the Road to Nowhere Tour!



I bet I can out run those tracks -- But I doubt I could out run that one-five-two mike-mike!


If you ever find yourself between King City and Paso Robles, and you aren’t in a rush, I’d like to suggest you steer your scooter off of 101, and try G-14 for a nice by-way break. I recommend it.



A short cut to Morro Bay off of SR 46 is Old Creek Road, which passes by the Whale Rock reservoir.


California poppies in the spring:


A few minutes later I was in Morro Bay with 5730 points more with my picture of Morro Rock.

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Nice Pic's Tom. Did you do the Pinnicles NP on your way home? Hwy. 25 is a real nice ride either direction.
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No, Kay and I got Pinnacles a few weeks ago; right after we got the rally flag. But I did get these on the long way home:



Mitchell Caverns Visitors' Center:


Kelso Depot:









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Hey Tom,

My first job out of college (38 years ago) was as a band and choir director for the junior highschool in King City. I rode a Yamaha 650 then and seeing your pictures brought back a lot of memories of places I rode.
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Tom,

You pulled a Long Way Back, looks like you collected enough points to take the lead. I'll know more tonight when I get all the points logged in.
Congrats! but this means war!
I guess it's time I go for another ride.

No worries for the rest of the contestants, we're not eligible for the prizes.

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[...] we're not eligible for the prizes.
Just doing it for the glory!
...and the free beer.


There is free beer, right?

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After a ride that long....Kay deserves the BEER! I will buy the 1st round. Great trip.
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