26 days. 10,343 miles. 28 states and the District of Columbia. 2 tires and 2 oil changes. Longest day - Little Falls, NY to Bowling Green, KY - 857 miles, 13 1/2 hours. Shortest day - 2nd Day in Seattle,...
August 23, 2005 GMT - Washington DC
Warning - strong patriotic content. May not be suitable for some audiences. Remember this? image It stands for image which, if you recall, has a price. Each one of these names image all along this wall image was a mother's...
August 22, 2005 GMT - Art of the Barber and Beyond
We got to Memphis in the early, very hot, afternoon. I'd heard that the Art of the Motorcycle exhibit was in town at a place called the Pyramid. When I asked where the Pyramid was, they just said, go downtown...
August 18, 2005 GMT - Rocky Mountain High and Homeward?
Getting up in Steamboat Springs, we rode through the Routt National Forest on US 40 over Rabbit Ears Pass (9,426 ft). The road up to and down from the pass was gorgeous, alpine meadows, forested mountains, the whole Colorado kick....
August 18, 2005 GMT - Wandering in Wyoming
I need a shirt, a sticker, a hat, SOMETHING, that says, ďNo, I didnít go to Sturgis. No, I donít care what the rest of the lemmings did. Iím too busy riding my bike to stand around and compare bolt...
August 15, 2005 GMT - Yellowstone and Grand Tetons
A crisp 40 degrees in Missoula, Montana this morning. Dad no longer makes fun of the fact that I have packed for all climates. He just borrows a flannel shirt. One time and one time only - I told you...
August 15, 2005 GMT - Slacking in Seattle
Slacking in Seattle So, we cut across from the coast to Kelso, WA for the evening. In the morning we rode to and around Mt. Rainier, but I only got one pic due to not stopping and it being cold....
August 11, 2005 GMT - Coasting
We woke up in Eureka in the same fog weíd arrived in. Something about the cold air blowing in off the ocean, and the warm layer above, created a thick soup that we rode through on our way out of...
August 09, 2005 GMT - Going back to Cali
Going back to Cali We had to revisit Nevada to pick up the Western Union money as it had to be picked up in the state it was sent to. So we waited around for an office to open (friendly...
August 08, 2005 GMT - Yosemite
We woke up and rolled up 395 from Bishop CA to Tioga Pass, the "back" entrance to Yosemite. Beautiful morning in Bishop - I could wake up to this view. image On the road out of Bishop image Approaching...
August 07, 2005 GMT - Drama on the High Desert
Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health - Carl Jung This pithy little statement comes from a page torn from my Hog Log. The Hog Log is a little notebook or journal for the motorcycle enthusiast, of a convenient...
August 07, 2005 GMT - America the Big
America is big. Really, really big. Huge, gigantic, colossal, enormous. It is hard to grasp the sheer enormity of the country until you spend entire days at 80 mph trying to cross portions of it. Todayís convenience of cross country...
August 05, 2005 GMT - A Grand Old Time
If youíre bored then youíre boring - Harvey Danger Get up and do something Your time to chose it Do it, do it, do it, do it -Soul Asylum And that is the thought for the day. Stop sitting around...
August 05, 2005 GMT - The Not-So-Great Plains
Sorry for the poor photo quality on some of the shots - still tweaking. I'll probably go with embedded full size images for better quality when it gets interesting... We rolled out of Bowling Green on a beautiful Tuesday morning...
August 01, 2005 GMT - A Gathering Storm
A Gathering Storm OK, so itís a little melodramatic. But it ties in with the gathering of the personnel and equipment, and the clouds that we ran intoÖ. Our actual departure date from Bowling Green isnít until Tuesday the 2nd....
July 21, 2005 GMT - Memorial Day Weekend Blue Ridge Parkway Warmup Ride
With the Big Trip on the horizon, we decided to rendezvous on Memorial Day weekend and spend the weekend riding. After much arm twisting, I persuaded my friend Mark to come with us. Dad rode interstates up from Perry,...
July 18, 2005 GMT - Planning and preparation
Our current plan is to leave August 2nd from Bowling Green and interstate it to Grand Junction CO, where we will join up with a magazine sponsored ride into Sturgis, SD (sometimes it's nice working in the MC industry)....
July 18, 2005 GMT - Dreams, realities, and cold hard facts
I lost a good friend - my ex-father-in-law- to cancer last fall, and never made the time to go elk hunting with him. It was always "next year". A few other changes and incidents provoked what I guess is...
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