I didn’t really recover until the beach, until we stopped on the Pacific Coast Highway, just south of Malibu. We got there just as the sun was setting, melting into the ocean. The sight confirmed, somehow, that it wasn’t all a dream. There were a few other stops, fixing this or that on our gear, but we made the trip in 32 hours and 19 minutes, an average speed of 46.8 mph. A sidecar record, Seattle to LA—though anyone could beat it by simply hopping on the interstate.