|Posted by Charles A Johnson on May 24, 2008 at 12:06 PM|
A trip in hell. I got caught in the backcountry mountains between the deserts of California and the ocean. I was riding the motorcycle and a huge thunderstorm, one of many passing by yesterday, began to surround me with lightning and thunder. I was soaked through and the cold from riding caused me to shake so bad I had to stop. I pulled into Pala Casino and had a mocha. About a half hour later, I saw a break in the clouds, very small one, and took the chance. I remounted and rode into the waning rain. The roads were puddling water and runnoff covered some parts of them. I ducked walked the bike through the worst of it. Home safe and sound, I was chilled to the bone. Ah! Another day in Southern California.