Tag Archives: Motorcycle Touring

Planning the run

As mentioned, I’ve ridden all or parts of the BRP and Skyline Drive multiple times. The only new segment on this r/t run is St. Augustine, FL to Cherokee, NC. We relocated to St. Augustine since my last BRP run so … Continue reading

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St. Augustine to Lincoln Center via the BRP

I’ve got my final two classical music concerts to give in Manhattan next month; why fly when it’s a 2,000 mile r/t bike run, and 574 smiles each way are the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive! Having ridden the BRP-SLD … Continue reading

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A Taste of the Ozarks

The Ozarks lie just south of border of Missouri in northwest Arkansas. We spent a day crossing from Oxford, MS into and across Arkansas and west into the eastern side of the Ozarks. We have avoided interstate and hi-speed roads, … Continue reading

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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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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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Centralia, PA

Rob and I share a birthday week and decided to take a day ride.  Rob has seen the ride reports on Centralia, PA posted by some of us and wants to make a visit.  Centralia is the PA coal-country town … Continue reading

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