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Florida forests

We had a little bit of rain yesterday afternoon, and it has dropped from the upper 90s to the upper 80s. I decided this morning would be a fine opportunity to get out in some cooler temperatures for the first … 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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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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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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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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Day 1:

Andrew set out very early from Queens sending me this photograph at 7am: By dinner time, he was checked in to this fine hospitality venue, 50 yards from the Canadian border crossing: That’s about 600 miles for the day, a … 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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Final day-

1,756 miles over 3 days, but lots of fun.  Today was slab from pre-dawn to sunset, 610 miles.  Only 1 road, Route 81-78, all the way to NYC. 

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