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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 10 I’m up at 2:30am Eastern time.  I had put most everything on the bike last night.  I only have one trip of stuff to the bike.  Dressed and packed, I’m at the bike with everything on it by 3:00am.  The GPS is set for the Mobil station at Coney Island.  25 minutes later […]

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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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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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A nice weekend forecast popped into my weather channel, so I decided to take a three day weekend trip to Montana.  I have a 98 year old Aunt I love to visit with and friends from my childhood there.  A few phone calls to arrange things, last minute prep on the 2005 Suzuki VStrom 650, […]

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I am preparing for a ride across the US, from Coney Island in New York City to the Golden Gate Bridge.  It is this year’s Not Superman Rally.  The ride is 2946 miles and I will be attempting to do this in 50 hours or less. As any athlete knows, you cannot do extreme events […]

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For the third year in a row, I made the trek out to Belton, Missouri – a suburb of KC – to meet up with other motorcyclists, kick tires and take in some good barbeque. This event is the brainchild of Bob Rippy, who started this four years ago.  http://mls2go.blogspot.com/  It started out small, but […]

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July 4th is over as is about half the riding season.  Here in New Mexico, we’ve had our windy season which has pushed into an early (sort of) monsoon season.   The winds are staying late and the afternoon rains are early.  Then there are the early season fires too.  It is a bit smoky […]

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