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9
Sep

Photo Essay of Lassen Volcanic National Park

I spent a day at Lassen Volcanic National Park.  My intention was to do the hike up to Lassen Peak, but it was closed due to helicopter training activity.  Instead I went to Brokeoff Mountain at the southern end of the park and hiked to its summit.  Here are some of the photos I took at Lassen. Read moreRead more
7
Sep

Traveling the Pacific Coast and Seeing Redwoods

I think I was still in the Pacific Northwest west I got to the coast in Reedsport Oregon.  Only 400 miles further south than I’d planned for.  That’s chump change compared to the way I’ve been bouncing around lately.  Most importantly, I’m glad I did make it over.

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4
Sep

17,000 Mile Ride Report

It’s now been 17,000 miles and 4.5 months since I loaded up my V-Strom and headed out from Texas.  I have now covered all of the western states and three Canadian providences.  In fact I’ll be pulling into San Diego in just over two weeks for a temporary stop before riding again through October.

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1
Sep

Good Food, Better People and A Fantastic Lake

Independent, budget travel can create vast differences in expectations, and experiences in a short period of time.  I had just such a swing over three days in southern Oregon.  It all started around 4pm as I left Boise with a new chain and sprocket in my panniers on my way to Bend, Oregon.

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30
Aug

Saying Yes Is A Good Thing

Remember that post I did a while ago (ok just two weeks ago) about where I heading to next?  Apparently, I don’t either because those plans changed nearly as soon as I hit the publish button.  In fact most of that was written before I changed plans to go back to Lake Louise and didn’t put out a post for two weeks.

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28
Aug

Back in the States and I’m Going to Hell

Back in the US.  Land of cheap gas, groceries, and readily available motorcycle parts.  Or at least that was my expectations after traveling through Canada and Alaska for 6 weeks.  From Nakusp I went to Spokane, Washington and found the first two of those items and the location of two Suzuki parts dealers nearby for the third. Read moreRead more

26
Aug

Nakusp Motorcycle Travel Meeting

If you can make me feel like a stay at home bum or someone that needs to find a job so that I can go see the world then it’s safe to say I’m in a place I want to be.  That place was Horizons Unlimited West Candada meetup in Nakusp British Colombia.  Horizons was the first site I came across when I start investigating motorcycle travel and one that I’ve gone back to many times since for information and inspiration.

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