Monthly Archives: August 2012

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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Wenatchee to Richland

Wenatchee calls itself the apple capitol of the world for good reason. They take apple production seriously. I ride through mile after mile of apple farms, and each orchard is miles long. Each tree looks pregnant with hundreds of apples … Continue reading

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Rolling through rain shadows: The Ride has begun

With Seattle behind me, I travel east along Highway 2; passing one small town after another while rolling through the foothills of the North Cascades. The morning air is damp. Fat, late-summer bugs hover lazily over the road, trying to … Continue reading

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Slowing down is for sissies: The septuagenarians of Sturgis

Today.com contributor Laura T. Coffey provides a motivational story about the aging motorcyclists of the Sturgis rally who aren’t quite ready to hang up their spurs. My favorite quote from Laura’s story: “There’s a lot of negativity and darkness associated … Continue reading

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Getting ready to rumble

Connie is safely back from the shop and resting in my garage. She’s got new tires, oil, oil filter, coolant, spark plugs, and her dirty air filter has been cleaned. Walter at Seattle Cycle Service even helped with a problem … Continue reading

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Getting back together with Connie

I took Connie in for service last Wednesday, and I’ve been getting around in my old pickup ever since. I could have paid for one of my new motorcycle tires with what I’ve spent putting gasoline in the truck. The … Continue reading

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More motorcycle music: I got the ‘Feelin’ Bad Blues’ because my bike is in the shop

Peter “Ry” Codder is an American composer, singer and guitarist who is best known for his slide guitar style. Rolling Stone magazine ranked him at 8th in their 2003 list of “The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”.

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