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I was signed up for the How the West Was Won rally in Colorado for mid-August 2018.  But, the rally was cancelled.  I still have approved vacation that I needed to use and there is no use throwing that back in the pool.  Might as well make the best of it.  So, where to go? […]

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I’ve suffered a brief three week hiatus from riding for one reason or another.  I have some maintenance to perform on the bike and I’m off for two weekends and the week between on a non-riding trip away from my motorcycle.  I really needed to get out on the bike. I didn’t want to just […]

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June 3-4, 2018 I didn’t take much time to plan this one.  I was looking to burn off some stress and bad energy and there is nothing like a BBG to do that.  I had originally though to do one of the out and back trips I have researched before.  I’ve completed two BBGs:  Santa […]

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I have loved owning, riding and wrenching on my KLR and my VStrom over the last few years.  Each has had its ups and downs.  Mostly ups for the VStrom and a lot of hands on for the KLR.  To be fair, the KLR did come to me with a used engine at 8000 miles.  […]

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When I left off, my KLR was rideable, but it was still randomly hesitating.  Very slight, very random and a long time between, but still there. I put another 500 miles on the bike with no noticeable change from this randomness.  I was starting to get used to it, when the bike just stopped running […]

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Sept 12 The rally is over, but we meet for group pictures and a dip into the Pacific Ocean.  My boots are still waterproof.  Breakfast afterward and I’m off for home by noon.  I crossed the Golden Gate Bridge last night.  Today, my GPS decides to take me through the middle of San Francisco downtown […]

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Sept 2nd I’ve decided to leave at my default time.  3pm.  Advantage:  One less day of PTO and I get down the road 8 or so hours before putting up for the night.  My goal for tonight is somewhere around Dallas.  Final advantage is that I get through/around Dallas in the wee hours of the […]

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It’s almost time.  The Not Superman Rally starts on September 10 in New York City which means I have to be there by then. I’m leaving New Mexico mid afternoon on Friday 8/2/2016.  I had originally planned on heading through Southern Louisiana through to about Tallahassee, FL before turning north for Atlanta and some visiting […]

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I have a lot of crap on my motorcycle.  My first checklist. All of the stuff on my motorcycle: Dash/exterior of bike Heattroller Garmin Spot III iPhone 6 Rollchart and Printed directions for trip Seat Bag Snacks and tea bottles 1 MSR Bottle in tool tube Tank Bags 2 GIVI hard bags Aerostich tank panniers […]

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It’s just 3 short weeks to the Not Superman Rally – Coney Island to the Golden Gate Bridge in 50 hours or less.  The weekend is done, work beckons, but the VStrom is ready.  I’ve done everything I know to make it reliable for the trip. My front Shinko 705 had 13,000 miles on it […]

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