Monthly Archives: August 2012

Half Moon Bay to Bodega Bay, Calif.

“I’m here on the blacktop. The sun in my eyes, women and country on my mind, bolting me out over the borderline.” ~ Jakob Dylan I wake up this morning to the sound of rain falling in the streets of … Continue reading

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The comfort of a stranger in Half Moon Bay

Mike is the kind of friendly guy who just assumes people in the bar want to talk to him, and he’s right. His opening line grabbed my attention. “All my wives have been bipolar,” he says with a weary-eyed sadness. … Continue reading

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Morro Bay to Half Moon Bay – a ride through motorcycle heaven

I rarely sleep late. My body seems to wake up a little earlier each year, but this morning I wake up late. The thing that pulls me out of my deep sleep is the sound of the neighbor’s damn dog … Continue reading

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Las Vegas to Morro Bay, Calif.

I don’t know how they do it. Truckers, traveling salesmen and wire service photographers are constantly on the move, traveling in service to their chosen professions, and I have a new appreciation for their challenges. I’ve been on the road … Continue reading

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Calf Creek Canyon

Hway-12 between Boulder, Utah and Calf Creek Falls. “There are times that one treasures for all one’s life, and such times are burned clearly and sharply on the material of total recall.” ~ John Steinbeck, Travels With Charley I gas … Continue reading

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Loa, Utah to a high mountain pass near Boulder, Utah

Capitol Reef National Park can be seen from where I’ve pulled off of Hway-12. I step out of the Country Cafe and slide into Connie’s saddle as rain drops begin tapping the top of my helmet. A minute later I’m … Continue reading

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Park City to Loa, Utah – Goin’ south

The sky over Gunnison, Utah on Sunday, August 26, 2012. “The landscape is sparse, but the land is good. There’s room to breathe and stretch the legs. There’s room to see the sky and watch the clouds. Room to run … Continue reading

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The happiness of seeing old friends only slightly outweighs the pain of saying goodbye again

The Ride isn’t just about riding. In fact, most of it so far has been about reconnecting with family and old friends. With that in mind I spent most of yesterday with my brother. We drove all over the south … Continue reading

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A little bit of turning back goes a long way

“Once in a while, time’s gonna leave stuff behind. It can still be beautiful in memory.” ~ Paul Jury, States of Confusion The smell of last night’s fire hangs heavily on me. I’ve got clean clothes in the right-side saddle … Continue reading

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A motorcyclist walks into a biker bar

“Well now Frankie and Johnny were sweethearts. They were true as a blue blue sky. He was a long-legged guitar picker with a wicked wanderin’ eye, but he was her man nearly all of the time.” ~ Johnny Cash Frankie-n-Johnnie’s … Continue reading

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