Mt Evans – The air is rare up there!

Friday, 15 August 2014 by

I would not stand at the edge of near vertical cliff without a barrier so what are doing riding a nearly half a ton of motorbike on a crumbling bitumen road less than a meter away from one? Mt Evans, at 14,123 ft is the highest paved road in America and a ride not to

1,400 ft Coffee – Estes Park

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 by

It is not often you have to go from 7,500 ft to 8,900 ft for a great coffee but that is exactly what we did in Estes Park Colorado. Catch the aerial tram to the top of Prospect Mountain and you will you get fabulous views of Estes Park and the Rocky Mountains National Park.

Warning Ignored, Sadness and Sillyness

Tuesday, 12 August 2014 by

One hundred and fifty Lakota Indian men women and children died at Wounded Knee in December 1890. The Wounded Knee Massacre was effectively the end of the Indian wars and had a profound effect on the frontier west. The greats forts such as Fort Laramie were no longer required and were decommissioned and abandoned by

A Fort in the Wilderness

Monday, 11 August 2014 by

I remember as a teenager coming home from work on a Saturday afternoon and my dad making steak sandwiches for lunch and the settling down to watch the latest cowboy and Indian television show. Passing close to Fort Laramie it was a absolute must to visit! Fort Laramie was Located at confluence of the Laramie

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Saturday, 09 August 2014 by

How do you describe Sturgis? By the ever present rumble of Harley Davidsons and the half a million plus riders that visit for a week in August to attend the largest motorcycle rally in the world? The glorious riding through the Black Hills of South Dakota including Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, the Needles Highway

Wow! what a wonderful four days!

Friday, 08 August 2014 by

Our first stop in Idaho was at Twin Falls in the alpine desert here the temperature reached 100 degrees. Yes, it really did reach 100 degrees A visit to Twin Falls had to include a visit to the waterfalls plus the Evil Knievel canyon jump site and memorial which had been on our bucket list

Goodbye Reno, Hello Desert

Friday, 01 August 2014 by

Goodbye Reno, three days of riding east then north then east again in increasing heat. Towns came and went, Fernley, Lovelock, Winnemucca, Battle Mountain, and Elko. Turning north off Interstate 80 at Wells the road went from dual carriage way to single. Mel and I had psyched ourselves up for this part of our trip,

Leaving Yosemite at the 10,000 ft  Tioga pass it was rapid descent to 5,000 ft with an equally proportional ascent in temperature. Off came the layers when we stopped at Walker where the shady trees at the Mountain View Barbecue diner along with lots of iced water and some deliciously filled potato skin hit the spot and

Awesome Yosemite!

Sunday, 27 July 2014 by

We departed Carmel, again in the cool weather, we followed the road north along the sand dunes for a while then headed East. We followed the highway for aways through lush agricultural land till the GPS ” Missy ” thought we need to travel the backroads, so that is exactly what we did! About four

Week One — Best Eats!

Saturday, 26 July 2014 by

Jax’s Diner – Truckee California: Best breakfast we have ever had – ever. In a wonderful art deco diner Bubba Gump’s – Everywhere: Seafood that never disappoints Sebastian’s – San Simeon California (near Hearst Castle): BBQ chicken cooked on an outdoor grill with coleslaw and beans Mountain View BBQ – Walker California: A table under

Cannery Row & John Steinbeck

Saturday, 26 July 2014 by

“A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find that after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.”   So wrote John Steinbeck, an author I first read as a teenage but for a very


Friday, 25 July 2014 by

After our photos at the Route 66 sign, we planned to ride Highway 1, lunch, Highway 101 back to 1 and Big Sur. We rode a short distance along Ocean Blvd made a quick left onto Pacific Coast Highway 1 – BRAKES!  a traffic jam as far as we could see. Forty minutes and four