Curry Run 1, 2014
Control is an illusion

Total miles: ~148 miles
Time: ~3:11 hours

[ Saturday - January 4, 2014 ]

I normally try to take two weeks off at the end of the year (winter break) so I can spend some time with the family and also regain my sanity from work.  Since I successful acquired the two weeks this year, I was planning on making a trip out to Death Valley for the weekend of December 28,29. A simple one nighter to satisfy a long trip urge.  Well, that was the plan at least.  That is until I noticed something funny around Thursday the 26th.  I have a low grade fever.  Crap! I'm coming down with something.  Sure enough, by Friday evening it was blossoming.  Influenza strikes again.  I spent the entire weekend trying to cook myself to get rid of the fever.  By Wednesday I was well enough to ride but was lacking in endurance.  Not to mention I was still coughing up undesirable stuff.  It goes to show... the notion that you're in control of your life is a complete illusion.  If I was in control, I would never get sick.  In life, you're just along for the ride.

Come Friday Jan 3rd, I was well enough to head down to the dealer to finally buy the extended warranty for the GSW.  At least now I'm good until 2019 if something happens to the bike.  On that evening I decided I have to at least put on some miles as a last milestone for the winter break.  It's not Death Valley, but it sure is better than lying in bed cooking myself to get rid of a fever.  Solo curry run it is...

After all that money, baby's more than well covered for the road.

It's a beautiful day.  Southern California being the way it is, the temps are hovering around 65-67F.  Nice.  The freeway is crazy as normal but at least people are somewhat respectful.  Once I hit Soledad canyon road, I'm all by myself.  Awesome!  Smooth an twisty.  Darn my rear is out of shape.  I can't believe I'm getting saddle sore already.  Dialing the ESA down to soft helps to fix the problem.

After 70+ miles, I stand alone at one of my favorite whole in the wall.  As always, I'm never disappointed with their curry.

I order menu item 28 ... red Thai curry with coconut juice.  This time I decide to go somewhat healthy and ordered the tofu instead of meat.  The gal taking the order asked me if I was vegetarian.  I said, "No, but I sometimes eat vegetarian."  Here's what 28 looks like.

Gotta have that Thai ice tea.

A little blurry but you get the idea.  Bamboo strips, tufo, and a lot of red curry sauce.

Man this stuff is spicy, but it's so feakin' good.  There was nothing left of the plate nor the drink by the time I finished texting "Happy New Year!" to friends and family.   Being the awesome place that it is, I tipped them more than what the meal cost.

Taking the Angeles Forest HWY and Angeles Crest back was a bit busier than Soledad canyon road, but it's wasn't bad enough to be an annoyance.

If you're in Lancaster,CA and you're interested in excellent Thai curry, I highly recommend hauling yourself to this whole in the wall.  You won't regret it.

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Written on: January 4, 2014
Last modified: January 4, 2014