Category Archives: motorcycle touring

The Natchez Trace Parkway

You may already know that I am traveling with my wife around the US this year; we left Manhattan on New Year’s Eve and are riding tandem on the Tiger and Wendy in a Ford Escape: usbyus2016.com Wendy is authoring … Continue reading

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Ride Report: Gulf Coast

Now that we’ve collected the Tiger we are riding in both vehicles west. We took a long ride from Tallahassee to the FL-AL border; Perdido Key, AL, my first visit to the state. It was only 280 miles but the … Continue reading

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An open-ended adventure

It has been about three months since I rode the Tiger down to Florida, and now the next phase of our lives begins. My amazing wife has retired after a distinguished 35 years in television and we have closed up our … Continue reading

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Day 3: Finishing the BRP

Although I’ve been on several different parts of the Blue Ridge Parkway, several different times over the years with various other riders, I have never ridden from Asheville west to the southern terminus in Cherokee, NC. I attempted it from … Continue reading

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Day 2: Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway

It was cool and foggy when the Sun started peeking through at 7 30. By 8 o’clock, you could tell it would break apart. I got on to Skyline Drive just after 8, and true to prior experiences, the first … Continue reading

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Day 1: Home to Skyline Drive

I left Manhattan about noon, and made very good time west through New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, and into Virginia. The fall colors are starting to hit nicely, and there were some exceptional examples along Route 81 heading south. … Continue reading

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XC reborn

After waiting all summer for my replacement frame to arrive, my bike is finally finished.  Aside from the frame, just a few bent and broken accessories were the damage from my May 31 dirt wreck.  They were all replaced in … Continue reading

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Prepping for the compete 574 miles of Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway

Sadly, I don’t live at the northern entrance to Skyline Drive and the southern terminus of the Blue Ridge Parkway isn’t my final stop on this trip, so I need to get to and from both of those points.  The shorter of … Continue reading

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The Complete 574 miles of Skyline Drive & the Blue Ridge Parkway

 After recently riding all of Skyline Drive south-north as well as most of the northern 200 miles of the BRP leading up to Skyline, I still have a desire to ride the complete 574 miles of these two connected scenic … Continue reading

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Last Day: Skyline Drive

We hopped on Skyline Drive northbound about 8:30 am and enjoyed very light traffic the entire 105 miles.  There were a few morning exercise enthusiasts bicycling as well as motorcyclists and it was so dry and clear it was chilly … Continue reading

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