It was the summer of 1991 and it was time for adventure! I quit my engineering job, sold my truck, cashed in the IRA and made a cross-country tour of the USA on my Honda CBR-600. Taken near Death Valley on my second day on the road. Just after I took this shot, I did 135 mph, which to this day remains my land speed record! It was over 125 degrees (52 c) at the time. There are few times in life when one can be so free.