Category Archives: trip prep

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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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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Trip Prep

Once again I have loaded up the Giant Loop Great Basin, the Triumph top box, and my 20 year-old Chase Harper tank bag. I will be out 7 nights, 2 in a HoJo’s along the Maine highway as I head up … Continue reading

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Oh Canada

The Canadian Invasion has come! MajorDilemma called yesterday to see if next week was clear for the run that was blown last June when he forgot his passport. We went right over to a camping store to get the consumables … Continue reading

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Florida Trip #2

As noted above, I scheduled two visits to Tally this year; the first one was a bit of a washout so I am hoping for better/different weather in 2 days when I return to the Panhandle to help Max move.  I … Continue reading

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12 hrs til Florida

That’s right, my carefully crafted leisure ride, described in the Panhandle menu above, is in danger of a 3-day soaker, due tomorrow. Coming soon: Gear Review-the Nelson Rigg rain suit!

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