Crossing the Golden Gate Bridge into the city, we make our way to the most\nposh section to annoy and terrorize the locals. However, the traffic soon\nannoyed me...and the steepness of the streets were terrorizing.\nHow do those people make out in a light drizzle?\n\nA trip down the curviest part of Lombard netting folks taking pictures of us\n(probably hoping we'd fall).\nWe make our way into Chinatown for some fancy dinner at the Great Eastern.\nGood thing that they seated us alone as we hadn't had a shower for a couple\nof days by now. Off to San Jose to see a childhood chum and off to Jackson\nto see some net scum for the weekend.\n\nLeaving Jackson, we cruise through the Sierras, across Tioga Pass in\nYosemite Park, then into Nevada towards Las Vegas. We cruised the Strip and\nstopped in at Treasure Island. No joy, they are completely full.\nThat's amazing. It's a huge hotel/casino and all booked up. We found a room\nat the Holiday Inn across the highway rather late.\n\nHoly crap! It's 10 am! And I'm just waking up. Mouse says she thought I\nneeded the rest, but it puts a detour by the Grand Canyon just out of reach.\nWe cross Hoover Dam, catch I40 all the way to Amarillo and back home from\nthere.\n\n6000 miles in 12 days (10 if you don't count the couple of days at SNIFF in\nJackson).\n\nMan, my bike sure is dirty.