Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Miles on the road

I have been very lucky finding the time, money and health to be able to do a few very long distance trips and quite a few others closer to home.  I have been as far north as Gaspe in Quebec and as far south as Key West, Florida along the east coast.
I did a cross country trip by motorcycle and one by car.  I have gone as far north as possible to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska on the West coast of North America, and hope to one day be able to ride to South America and hit the southernmost point in Argentina.
The trip to Alaska was 12901 miles, the cross country was about 9000, the Key West close to 3400, Gaspe about 2300, Las Vegas, NM and Ouray, Colorado about 4000, the Buffalo trip about 1100 and Death Valley tour about 400 miles on a Harley Davidson.  These trips totalled 33100 miles (52960 Kilometers)


For 2014 I plan to tour the south states starting in northern Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas and then make a stop in Marble Falls, Arkansas for the 2014 Yamaha Super Tenere gathering.


There will be many more shorter trips closer to home this year and if vacation allows a few other longer distance trips outside New Jersey.

I wish everyone a safe summer and hope you have a great riding year.  Keep blogging and take lots of photos.

16 comments:

  1. Look forward to the read George...

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  2. Any adventure is good. Looking forward to the RR.

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  3. Great post George! Let know when you are coming through Houston and we will meet up. In between Dallas and Houston be sure to hop on Hwy 75.

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    1. Rex, that would be great. You mention Hwy 75? I only see Hwy 45. Where's 75?

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    2. Hwy 75 run parallel to Hwy 45 starting from Streetman TX down to Huntsville TX.
      If you get to Leona, TX around lunch time, Pecan Grove Cafe is a fantastic place to eat. Get the "Texas Dip".
      Texas Highway 75: http://youtu.be/LManhiMydl4
      Pecan Grove Cafe: http://youtu.be/YwXsYvlsBfA

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  4. George:

    You are lucky to be able to see so much of the Country. As they say, so much to see, so little time. Sorry to have missed you last year. We were on a mission and ran out of time

    anxiously awaiting your RR's

    bob
    A weekend photographer or Riding the Wet Coast

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    1. Bob, time is the only problem, wish I had more time to ride, I would be in Oregon and Washington state touring.

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  5. George,

    Did I miss it in your post? Do you have dates planned? Oh, you'll have a great time!

    I really wish I was on the road more. But it's a matter of choices right now. But that travel bug really gets to a girl.

    I'll keep my eyes peeled for your updates!

    Smooches,
    Sash
    http://www.sashmouth.com

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    1. It's going to be mid October. 2014 Yamaha Super Ténéré Rally is from October 20-24th

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  6. George, you've ridden to places many of us dream of...kinda makes me jealous. Sounds like 2014 will be a good riding year for you. I know you'll enjoy it...and I'll enjoy following along through your blog. Can't wait to see where you go first.

    Cheers,
    Curt

    Live Free. Ride Hard. Be Happy.

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    1. Thanks Curt. I hope to get more time off from work than I have but it's difficult.

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  7. This is awesome George!! This is what life is about, exploring on 2 wheels!! If you are coming through Calgary Alberta anytime, let us know we would love to take you on some great rides in the Canadian Rockies!! Ride Safe! Cheers T&A

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    1. Thanks Troy. I will return to Alaska and the Northern Territories one day. This time I'm going south.

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  8. Hey George,

    If you are coming through the South in October, you should look at the Vintage Festival at Barber's Motorsport Park. COG has a group camping there for the last few years. We always invite in 'wanderers'. http://barbervintagefestival.org/
    Cheers,
    Randy

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    1. Thanks Randy, the Tenere event is from the 20 through the 24th, I will see if I can get more time off from work. Looks like a great event at Barber.

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