Category Archives: LD Riding

2015 Nutmeg 400

We received the Bonus Book Thursday night around midnight.  Here are all the Bonus Locations: Here are the Bonuses I selected to go after: This is a total of 7 hours riding time, giving me just 60 minutes for traffic, making … Continue reading

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Completing The Blue Ridge Parkway-it’s a bust!

As noted in previous posts, I had been on & off the Blue Ridge Parkway during a 2012 trip.  Now I was riding the missing length of the 469-mile BRP; from the Southern terminus in Cherokee, NC up to Roanoke, VA, … Continue reading

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Audible!

A landslide on Skyline Drive today is forcing me to switch the trip; slabbing 95 to Florida, the BRP south to north home. Will Skyline reopen in time? KSU is T-36 hours! UPDATE: 24 hrs later, fully open.  Still going … Continue reading

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Getting to know the new bike

While the only real difference between my written-off 2013 Tiger 800 ‘Roadie’ and my new-to-me 2014 Tiger 800 XC is the larger front wheel (21″ for dirt rather than the 19″ on the Roadie for tighter ‘sport’ turns) and the … Continue reading

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Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway

The first trip of the season is once more the run to Tallahassee to visit our son. This is my fourth round trip to Tallahassee, beginning March 2013 with my final Bonneville road trip. There was an eventful run last year … Continue reading

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Chicago, my kind of town

My cousin’s birthday is next week so I thought a run to Chicago to celebrate was in order.  It is only 800 miles each way but I will make a 2-day trip in each direction.  First stop is Corry, PA, home to … Continue reading

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Bun Burner 1500 completed!

Sunday September 28 at 5pm the four of us rolled into the Exxon station in Summit, NJ with 1,502 miles in 34 hours and 45 minutes, successfully completing the riding portion of the Iron Butt Association’s Bun Burner 1500. We … Continue reading

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BunBurner 1500

This weekend four of us are making a combo BunBurner 1500 (1500 miles in 36 hours) and Dragon Run. The Dragon happens to be about 760 miles from NYC so we’re meeting at the Alexander Hamilton Rest Stop on the … Continue reading

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New Brunswick-Nova Scotia

I took this photo this morning at sunrise, looking out of the back of the motel I stayed in in Maine, over the water into Canada. About 7 a.m I rode across the water, presented my passport at the Saint … Continue reading

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NY-Calais, ME

Great news! At 10:57 a.m. Tuesday my Canadian insurance card arrived from Progressive, even though they explained very carefully that it would not arrive on Tuesday and could only arrive on Wednesday. Haha! I was able to depart on time … Continue reading

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