As I work on my post from my last road trip with my car, not my bike here TWO quick slide shows of my year in review. I mean quick! 😃 Enjoy, and I will get my act together to post about my December 30th 2014 – Jan 1 2015, 2010 KM or 1250 mile trip.
Pics only post! ;-)
Sept 21 2014
It was a beautiful morning and I decided to take my friend/colleague Sandi up to the new Sea to Sky Gondola near Squamish, BC and play local tourists for the day. Hot September Day we drove not far from Vancouver to get to see this. We are fortunate and I have said this before, to live in such a beautiful area. Surrounded by mountains and sea. Have a peek at what you all could see on the way to Whistler, BC-our home of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Great day to get out. Continue reading
It’s long but made for me to share with you. Music included were the tunes I listened to a lot throughout my journey. Some may sound depressive some may not. All have meaning to me and I can actually visualize the sights, sounds, smells and weather of course throughout my trip based on songs. It’s a cool way to correlate all the many places I was fortunate to explore from May 17th – June 15th 2014. At the end of course is my tribute to me Beagle, Cruizer….I hope some will watch and get a flavor of what it is like to travel 14,107 KM’s. Leslie
May 17 2014 – June 15th 2014 (2014 X Country Solo Trip) if you make to the bottom you will see some stats or you can scroll down not read this wordy post and cut to the chase. ;-)
I got a big smooch from Sierra when I arrived home…
My good luck charm came with me the entire trip and I now wear it everyday too…nice people gave this to me…really nice!
After being caught in another storm, love riding in the Spring I arrived at the Westpoint Motel. A bit of a dump in some regards, like the bathroom was gross, I did not trust the linens that kind of stuff…it did get me out of the rain. I was greeted by a man behind the desk that needs to get a new job!
I spent most of the night texting home about my Beagle Cruizer who was hospitalized for not eating for days, lethargy and just overall not feeling well. I have since found out he has been diagnosed with A-Typical Addison’s Disease at the rip age of 10. Perhaps me leaving, all the change in his life as well has brought on this disease that was probably dormant waiting to rear its head. Continue reading
After spending 2 nights and day at my brother’s families house in NC and a night at my old friend’s house in Williamsburg, VA, I left the south to head north to Philadelphia, PA to visit the REVZILLA relatively new store in Philly by the old Navy yard.
I went to Colonial Williamsburg on my way out of town but I was too early even for the visitors centre to be open. Too early for almost everything but a cute breakfast place.
I was able to take two nights off and use a day to replenish some items I needed for the trip back , like get a new camping stove. I broke my other one days ago.
Now I can get back to at least boiling water when I want and need to. Continue reading
Day 6 – 742.2 KM’s. Day 7 – 560 KM’s.
Yesterday seems to be a blur to be honest. Even today because I am thinking too much. I supposed every ride report has a theme and this one seems to be amnesia. Continue reading
Nothing like getting woken up at 0215 to three dogs barking in the house and then I made the mistake in letting them out and all hell broke loose. We have bears around as well as many other creatures. I did not see anything but the dogs had a scent.
So, innocent looking here Sierra and Cruizer Continue reading
I have set up and tested my SpotWalla web page. The page is active and all is good. If you are interested you might want to bookmark this page if you want to see my route and track. It will show movement Saturday morning…
You can leave comments on the SpotWalla page and adjust how many days you want to see at one time and what % of the GPS locations. It will ping every 10 mins. as long as I keep the batteries fresh The controls are to the left of the map.
To view this page CLICK HERE – SpotWalla X Country 2014
2 more sleeps…
It was in the 90’s F today…30 C. Helmet vents really well and so does my jacket. my bike turned 13,300 KM’s today
which will be most likely my starting mileage on Saturday. Bike checked out really well as it should and I feel so much better I had a pro take a look before I left. 3 days left..
Departure date May 17, 2014 for 30 days. Plan – Vancouver, BC to North Carolina to Long Island, Upstate New York and back. Don’t know the route yet.
I have done quite a few big RR’s and smaller one’s but what makes this one different is I am no longer with my thought to be partner for life Cheryl. Let me back up…Cheryl and I were partners as common law for 15 years before she proposed to me in March 2012. In August of 2013 we had a destination wedding that turned out to be the best day of my life. We shared our relationship with 62 of our closest family and friends over a 2 day party. Continue reading