Moab Motorcycle Ride Dispatch Day 5

Jules (Samuel Jackson): Mmm-mmmm. That was a tasty burger. Vincent (John Travolta) ever have a Big Kahuna Burger? Ralph (aka Trawlercat): Mmmmmmmm. That was a very tasty elk burger; after having just eaten at Milts hamburgers in Moab. Bruce, have you ever seen a really really large ant hill? Of course I have I was […]

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Moab Motorcycle Dispatch Day 4

And just like that someone yelled out around 0900-1000 this morning, let’s suit up boys; while three other major events are now happening nearby. Welcome to the Mckinney bootcamp condo of trail riders. This morning after day four it feels like my body has been subjected to a dirt bike bootcamp; four days in; I’m […]

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Road to Alaska Dispatch 1

For some men, nothing is written unless they write it themselves. —SHERIF ALI ON T.E. LAWRENCE IN LAWRENCE OF ARABIA Welcome to the first daily dispatch of stories as our group starts out on an adventure ride to Alaska. This story is far from the first one written about an adventure to our last American […]

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Dispatch from Chiapas Day 11

“If you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.” —Muhammad Ali The roads we were on yesterday getting to our eco resort was one of the most scenic or boring roads at the same time this side of the Guatemala border. Picture a two lane highway winding through the jungle with […]

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Dispatch from Chiapas Day 5

Today is our first down day since we arrived in Santa Fe, Mexico City by motorcycle. We are now at an elevation of 8500’ and staying in a high end AC Hotel by Marriott, a five star hotel with a crappy restaurant. The hotel beds, linen, heated pool and other amenities make this an excellent […]

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Dispatch from Chiapas Day 2

Welcome to Mazatlan and our second day of riding. We’re now in the land of coconut trees, beautiful beaches and warm sunny weather. We are safe, our bellies are finally full and our seat butts are now firming back up after a four hundred mile ride day. Our daytime temperature is a comfortable 82 degrees […]

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The Road to Alaska Dispatch Day 0

Welcome to the first in a series of stories about our motorcycle journey to Alaska. I can’t wait to get started on this adventure which is one of the reasons why this first dispatch and the next one are months apart. I am the honorary Alaska Motorcycle groups chronicler with no competition for the title […]

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Costa Rica Motorcycle Ride Day 5

In Costa Rica or at least in Dos Rios Guanacaste howler monkeys instead of roosters are your wake up call. If your builder screws up without doing a proper ecological survey you may suddenly end up at the corner of Dos Rios and monkey highway. A monkey highway may be your wake up call from […]

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MotoVermont Day 8

The tight, sweeping mountain roads in Vermont really do make this place a motorcyclist’s ride dream. There’s endless miles and miles of rolling mountainous, green and lush countryside that is full of trees, as you ride by creeks, lakes and rivers, with the occasional roadside wild turkeys, moose crossing signs and unfortunately for me, a […]

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Copper Canyon Day 2: Part 2

Up ahead on the Sonora 3 highway I suddenly see up ahead on the road two guys and no car or truck anywhere around, slowing down quickly from nearly 100 mph I see one frantically waving at me to stop. A quick look over and I now see a rifle and a handheld radio in […]

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MotoVermont Ride Final Day 9/24/22

“If you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.” —Muhammad Ali Today is the last day of our 9 day MotoVermont ride. Ben and Jerry’s was certainly not part of our planned itinerary but, the “must visit pickings” after riding through five states are now few. No trip to Vermont would […]

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MotoVermont Day 7

Today after riding over an eight hour day through Vermont and New Hampshire roads I’m now spent. My culminating or saturation point of riding is reached, much as it was for Gump when he declared; I had run for 3 years, 2 months, 14 days, and 16 hours. For those of you still interested in […]

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MotoVermont Day 6

“The thing about passion is, you don’t summon it, either you have it or you don’t” – Anonymous By today, (day 6) we wake up naturally, no alarm clock needed, our bodies, mind and soul has now fully adapted to the task at hand, we are a well oiled riding machine adapted to the ride […]

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MotoMaine Day 5

We stay at our current lodging (Bethel Village Inn) for the next two days; and earlier we rode through three states, east coast states are smaller. After arriving, John and I walked to the town’s memorial center, every town seems to have one. “Some people live an entire lifetime and wonder if they have ever […]

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If you are over 50 years old then maybe you may remember that when you were a kid there were millions and millions of bright, beautiful and colorful stars up in the night sky. You could look up and see them. Well let me remind you that those same stars are probably still there! Only […]

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My Garden Dispatch #3

It’s amazing what one can learn from a picture taken from a smartphone. One of the first things I did this morning was to walk outside to see how our garden held up after a week away from home. I snapped a few photos to take inside, to enjoy with a morning cup of coffee […]

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Baja Ride dispatch #2

There’s an area on the East Cape of Cabo known as Cabo Pulmo, and it’s an underwater park, approximately two hours away from San Jose del Cabo. Today I was feeling myself more land than underwater adventure so, my personal concierge Patti books me with Baja Ride Adventures for a six hour off road ride […]

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