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October 09, 2013 GMT - Taiwan 2013

Taiwan Sept/Oct 2013, a little different kind of Motorcycle Ride!



July 23, 2011 GMT - Back Home Again

Back home again in California.



July 18, 2011 GMT - Stilvio Pass and Beyond

More Italian Alps Passes and into Switzerland.



July 17, 2011 GMT - More Alpine Passes

More Alpine Riding, and Passes and MAJOR stress.



July 16, 2011 GMT - Grossglockner Pass

Prague, Check (Hey, it was funny the first time) :=) The priorities of the trip were done: Nordkapp, Norway – Saint Petersburg, Russia and Prague, and it was time to enjoy the area and see what was available for the next week.



July 14, 2011 GMT - Prague (or Praha as they say here)

Border problems done, Check. On the road riding thru some great scenery, Check.
Prague, Check (bada bing – rim shot) :=)



July 12, 2011 GMT - Leaving Russia (Maybe)

Saint Petersburg, check. Walking tours and boat tours, check. Time to move along and see what the border situation is. (gulp).



July 09, 2011 GMT - Saint Petersburg

Heading South, Arctic Circle (Again), Trouble with the Law, Finland & Russian Border Stress, and being illegal aliens (maybe).



July 05, 2011 GMT - Nordkapp

Leaving Stockholm, Heading North, Classic American Cars, Finland, Norway, Fog & Freezing Rain, The Nordkapp Goal!



July 01, 2011 GMT - Stockholm

Admitting mistakes, touring Stockholm, $10 bottles of beer (EVERYTHING is expensive), and tall, good looking blond women.



June 29, 2011 GMT - Gotland Island, Sweden

Another Ferry Ride, Shelly, Walled City, Island Touring, Meeting Shelly’s friends and family, and Tall, Good Looking, Blond Women wearing short shorts.



June 27, 2011 GMT - Frankfurt, Denmark, & Points North

Airport Fun, Fast Routes, Ferry Rides, Great Bike Roads, Excellent Scenery, Border Crossings, and Tall, Blond, Good Looking Women.



June 17, 2011 GMT - Leaving for the Baltic Lap Soon!

The Baltic Lap Trip is getting close now! Just a few more days until I fly to Frankfurt to start another adventure ride. The Channel Islands Bike trash guys will soon be the Eurotrash Bunch!



February 14, 2011 GMT - A Lap of the Baltic Sea! 2011

Julia can only take me "full time" in small doses so lately she has been dropping a LOT of hints about it being time for me to take another long ride! Can't pass up an offer like that! :=) Europe this time?????



December 07, 2008 GMT - Back Home in California!

Home Sweet Home!! Sleeping in my own bed! Eating some home cooking (Julia’s, of course) :=)



November 28, 2008 GMT - Snowy Mountains!

Sydney was great and I was looking forward to the Snowy Mountains and heading back to Castlemaine and California!!



November 24, 2008 GMT - Up to Sydney via the back roads!

North to Sydney! Great roads, great scenery, a City / Harbor Tour, and some SNOW!!



November 18, 2008 GMT - Tasmania and Back to the Mainland!

A tour of Tasmania -- or-- Just how close ARE we to Antarctica ??



November 08, 2008 GMT - Koalas at Apollo Bay!

Cute, Cuddly, Koalas. A Lighthouse, and a ride in the rain!! A quick update.



November 08, 2008 GMT - South to the Great Ocean Road!

We OD’d on red rocks so it was time to head south again for the Great Ocean Road and some more beach scenery. But first, a stop to search for Opals and live in a cave! :=)



November 01, 2008 GMT - Great Central Road! Laverton to Uluru

More “fun?” in the dirt on the Great Central Road to Uluru/Ayres Rock. We renamed it “The Great Sandy Road”, because that is what it was and we HATE sand/bull dust! A LOT of hard riding to get a picture of a ROCK!! :=)



October 24, 2008 GMT - Down to the Southwest Peninsula

Past Perth, on down to the Southwest Peninsula. A complete change of scenery AND weather. We are tough though, a little rain won’t stop us.



October 18, 2008 GMT - Broome, South toward Perth!

Broome south toward Perth! A lot of nothing interspersed with some great Beach Communities!



October 12, 2008 GMT - Gibb River Road to the Beach!

Team Channel Islands has 500 miles of ”fun?” in the dirt, dust, mud, and river crossings on the Gibb River Road. An alternate title might be “Ride Point or Eat Dust”! :=)



October 08, 2008 GMT - Corey and Rick together in Oz!

Team “Channel Islands” is back together again in Darwin. After their antics in Central and South America, they are looking forward to a whole new country full of pubs (to get thrown out of) :=)



October 02, 2008 GMT - Darwin, Top End!

Darwin, Top End, Northern Territory, Way North. Yup. Made it to Darwin. 7500 Kilometers done (that sounds so much farther than 4500 miles huh?)!!



September 28, 2008 GMT - Heading West on the Savannah Way

Cairns to Daly Waters on the Savannah Way. Sounds Exciting Huh? It is for any number of reasons.



September 24, 2008 GMT - Cairns and Turning West!!

Go West Young Man (dreaming)!! I made it to Cairns and turned WEST, after going a bit farther north!!



September 19, 2008 GMT - Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays

Discovering a new "Favorite" place every couple of days!!! Airlie Beach and the Whitsunday Islands moves to the top of the heap (so far)!!



September 16, 2008 GMT - Leaving Byron Bay

Byron Bay was an EXCELLENT stop but then they all are in one way or another. Fraser Island makes leaving Byron worth it!!!



September 10, 2008 GMT - Telescopes and Tall Tales!!

USA Accents, Telescopes, Tall Tales and Adult Beverages! :=) An aside!!



September 08, 2008 GMT - Byron Bay and Beaches!

Scenery to Die for, Beaches, Sunny Skys, Warm Weather, and Cold Beer. The ONLY way it could be any better would be if Julia were here (blatant sucking up). :=)



September 04, 2008 GMT - Movin North from Castlemaine!

Another update so soon? How DOES he do it. Shouldn't he be riding instead of writing? :=) Picked up the bike, packed and repacked it several times and hit the road. Movin North looking for WARM weather!



September 03, 2008 GMT - Around Melbourne.

I made it to Melbourne "Finally" after HOURS of flying!! Did a walking tour and a Yarra River Cruise. Now it is time to go get the bike and get "back on the road again".



August 25, 2008 GMT - Getting REAL Close Now

Australia here I come!! Only a couple of days till I leave for my 2008 Around Oz Ride and there is Good News and Bad News!



April 07, 2008 GMT - Planning for Oz 2008

I have been home from South America for over a year now just riding around the USA and Mexico. Its time for another BIG adventure. :=)



January 11, 2007 GMT - Home Sweet Home

Made it home after 5 months and 23,300 miles of riding. Flew out of Buenos Aires with very mixed emotions. Glad to be getting back home and sad that an excellent adventure was coming to an end!



January 01, 2007 GMT - New Year´s eve in El Calafete

Left Ushuaia on Dec 25th and made my way to El Calafete, Arg. A very touristy town with lots of snowcapped mountains and glaciers. Got to go fly fishing for trout though (and caught 3)! :=)



December 21, 2006 GMT - Ushuaia, 1:30 PM Dec. 20th!!

Ushuaia. South, WAY south! Penguin Country. The town folks bill it as the "Southernmost City in the World". Very nice little city. The Beagle Channel to the south and snow covered mountains all around! Lots of tourists (and a few crazy motorcyclists) :=)



December 12, 2006 GMT - Mendoza, Argentina and Bike Service

Finally made it to Mendoza, Argentina after some pretty BAD roads getting out of Bolivia. The big push to Ushuaia will start form here. Sal needs to be there by the 22nd of Dec. (his sister is flying in from China) Gotta Hurry!



December 07, 2006 GMT - Pass the Salt, Please

Finally left Cusco headed for Lake Titicaca, La Paz Bolivia, and Uyuni, Bolivia for some great salt flat riding. I will cross into Argentina in a couple of days headed for Mendoza or Santiago, Chile, then on south!



November 30, 2006 GMT - Machu Picchu Visited

Finally made it to Machu Picchu! What an EXCELLENT site to visit. Did a LOT of climbing (didn´t plan it that way but the clouds and rain forced my hand). Got a LOT of pictures (many withOUT me in them) :=)



November 26, 2006 GMT - Cusco Peru. Machu Picchu here I come

Still in Peru (told you it was a long north south country). We made it to Cusco so a vist to Machu Picchu is in my very near future.



November 18, 2006 GMT - Into Peru from Ecuador!

Made it to Peru and will be in this country for several days since it is a north south country. Nazca lines and Machu Picchu soon! Ridin´and Havin Fun!



November 12, 2006 GMT - Bogota Colombia. Part 4 Begins

Alive and well in Cali, Colombia. Jumped the Darien Gap and rode from Bogota to Cali. Looking for the equator. I think it is south! ;=]



November 06, 2006 GMT - Leaving Panama City Going South!

OK I hate to leave this very nice hotel (thanks Cory and Jules) and this very nice city but it is time to move on to South America!



October 31, 2006 GMT - Panama City. South America Next!

Made it to Panama City after a little rafting trip and other assorted exciting adventures. Border Crossings can be fun (if you are NOT the one with the paperwork problem)!



October 21, 2006 GMT - Getting further South Still!

Another beach in San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua.
Beaches aren't as much fun when it is raining!
Just have to sit inside, test the local beers, and watch the surfers (they don't seem to mind the rain!



October 14, 2006 GMT - Movin on Down the Road Toward Guatemala

Had to leave Puerto Escondido (although I did NOT want to). GREAT beach community with surfers from all over the world!



October 10, 2006 GMT - Puerto Escondido

Made it to Puerto Escondido for more beachs, beer and riding friends.



October 04, 2006 GMT - Mazatlan, Beaches, Beer

Made it to Mazatlan. Very Warm all the way!!
Beach is GREAT and the Beer is Cold!



September 30, 2006 GMT - On the Road Again, Goin' South

Leaving Oxnard, heading to Mexcio!
Goin' south, way south, penguin country!



September 09, 2006 GMT - Getting Ready for Part 3

Working at the Harley dealer and packing the KLR.



August 16, 2006 GMT - Back to Normal for awhile at least!

Working on the KLR and at the Ventura Harley Dealership.



August 11, 2006 GMT - Alaska Pictures Available

A LOT of Pictures!



July 07, 2006 GMT - Back home again in .....

Billings back to Oxnard!



June 30, 2006 GMT - Billings on a KLR surrounded by Harleys!

Rode my KLR into Billings. I'll show those Harleys.



June 26, 2006 GMT - Catching the Ferry at Haines

Glenn Highway and the TOK Cutoff to Haines to catch the ferry to Bellingham.



June 16, 2006 GMT - Kenai Penninsula

Fairbanks down to the Kenai Pennisula and back up to Palmer.



June 11, 2006 GMT - Dawson City, YT to Fairbanks, AK via Prudhoe Bay

Dawson City, YT to Fairbanks, AK with a little side trip to Prudhoe Bay.



June 07, 2006 GMT - Fort St. John to Dawson City

Fort St. John. Canada to Dawson City, Yukon Territory



June 02, 2006 GMT - Oxnard, Ca. to Fort St. John, Canada

Oxnard, California to Fort St. John, Canada



 


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