Thursday, December 31, 2009

Hail the BMW GS

"Taken Tuesday morning in upstate New York. The conditions, if only to prove that this man has cojones de fuego, were 5 degrees Fahrenheit, 30-mph winds, and ice. Hail the BMW GS!"

Hat tip to Jalopnik

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Somewhere in the Florida Keys

Here's two poor quality videos of a spot just off US 1 in the Keys. I had the camera tucked in my jacket on my chest, so the video was shot through my windscreen. Not great but it will give you some idea of the terrain. These are not edited at all, so it takes a while to get the gear on and the bike rolling at the start of the videos.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

TKC's still have some life...

The Continental TKC 80's survived the trip, both the trail and gravel
and 2600 miles of slab, in good shape. I am impressed and will
probably get several thousand miles more out of them. Amazing
considering the terrain we covered and the weight of the 1150 GS.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Long Way Round to Key West

2665 miles from Moab to Key West in 7 days, or about 380 miles a day. My longest day was just over 560 miles, my shortest 140 miles.

(click to enlarge map)
Best part of the trip was finally seeing my wife again in Vero Beach Friday night after 13 hours on the motorcycle.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Dinner at The Bourbon House

Complimentary Amuse Bouche to start the meal. Click to enlarge any

Courtyard coffee in NOLA

1657 miles covered since I left Moab Saturday.

Le Cirque Hotel

Thanks to my teammate and wife Colleen, I landed in a great hotel for
my night in NOLA. Nicest place I have stayed on the trip.

$60 and I parked my bike on the hotel grounds between the two hotel
buildings. Saved me $20 for parking.

New Orleans

French Quarter!

Made it.
430 miles yesterday, Fort Worth to Lafayette LA. And a bunch of
stories to tell when I get my laptop set up tonight.

About 60 miles outside of New Orleans right now. And only 800 miles
from my wife. I can't wait to see her...

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

My life...

Got here, took pic, gambled away $2

No GPS: part 2

Taped to the gas tank


1 hour later, 64 mile, suns up and I am past Dallas and headed to
Baton Rouge.

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Leaving Fort Worth/Dallas

It's 6:15am and I am heading into Dallas early rush hour traffic.
First day back to work after a holiday. I am wearing my bright yellow
rain jacket with reflective striping, even though it's like a hot oven
with it on, because you can see me a mile away with it on.

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Monday, September 7, 2009

339 miles Monday. Tuesday looks like 426 miles to Lafayette.

Amarillo treated me well

(click to enlarge photos)

Thanks Rich and Michael!