Our American Road Trip Part 1 – Las Vegas, Bakersfield and Yosemite

The Bike Insurer sent Dave Jackson, our intrepid photographer, on a ten-day motorbike tour of the West Coast of America, primarily California.

But to get the wheels rolling, Dave started off in Las Vegas where he picked up his Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic motorbike from Eagle Rider before heading off through the Mojave Desert and onto Bakersfield and eventually Yosemite.

On the first leg of Dave’s journey he stopped off at Peggy Sue’s 50s Diner and Calico Ghost Town before eventually rolling into Bakersfield after 300 miles in the saddle.

From Bakersfield, Dave took to the road on his motorbike in the direction of Yosemite National Park, overtaking the longest train ever in the process, before arriving at his stunning overnight location.

There were a couple of issues for Dave and while they weren’t intended, the idea of the motorbike road trip was that you could learn from Dave’s mistakes.