Monthly Archives: August 2012

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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Reflection

“I had been a man who walks into a strange dark room, turns on a light, sees himself in an unexpected mirror and jumps back.” ~ William Least Heat-Moon

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Tremonton, Utah to Salt Lake City

Leaving Tremonton, I jump onto I-15 for the 73 mile ride to my home town. I’m rolling between the Great Salt Lake and the unbelievably tall Wasatch Front mountains. It’s interesting how you begin thinking of America in terms of … Continue reading

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Nightmarish homecoming

“The road may be hot and sultry, but it is not kind. It’s hard and noisy and can kill anything in a blink if it’s not understood and treated with respect.” ~ Mark Richardson Crossing the Utah state line, I … Continue reading

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Eastern Oregon and into Idaho – besting a youthful record

“It’s very strange that when you set a goal for yourself, it’s very hard not to hold toward it even if it is inconvenient and not even desirable.” ~ John Steinbeck, Travels With Charley Racing thunderstorms yesterday afternoon — I … Continue reading

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