Final Day & Reflections


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 […]

Guest Post – Europe 2014: Day 7 – Prague to Wemding


How IMPORTANT wearing the right gear is no matter where or how far your ride!  Thanks George for sharing your story! George’s Story Click here for his BLOG – 28 Jun 2014 • 16:35 • George Vasilopoulos We left Prague around 9:30am towards Germany. Traffic was reasonably light and before long we were in the […]

Day 28 – Butte, SD to Castlegar, BC


I have been back now almost 2 weeks and have had time to reflect on this trip.  I think I feel like most when we return home whether it’s from a weekend trip, month or longer.  I have the longing feeling to be back on the road.  Don’t get me wrong, life on the road […]

Day 27 – Looking for Grizzly’s


Arrived home June 14th, 2014 – these are catch up posts. Day 27 was June 12th. After spending time in South Dakota and Wyoming I have a whole new appreciation for this region.  Although much of the states can appear to be “flat” everything this time around for me, verses in 2010 when I rode […]

Day 26 – Heading to Yellowstone


June 11, 2014 When I woke up and was loading my bike up I looked up at the sky and saw this… I thought to myself, “OK, here we go again.” 

Day 25 – Making New Memories


Reposting this so it’s in order and I think it deserves another post! Badlands, SD and Blackhills I am not a writer by far, I am a person who uses my blog as away to document my passion for riding and my other passions, my life, home, dogs, work and wildlife.  It’s my journal into […]

Day 23 & 24 – Taking it down a notch


I camped out on a lake about 15 mins way from the dock where the fast ferry leaves Muskegon, MI to Milwaukee, Wisconsin.I took thisferry back in 2010 when I rode cross-country then. That year I went west to east. Also, I remember arriving in Milwaukee in 2010 the day they got over 7 inches […]

Days Come Together – Day 21 & 22


Seems like so long ago I was a guest at the Dundas Glen Bed & Breakfast.  Located in Dundas, Ontario near Hamilton.  I was the first guest at this newly soon to be open B&B.  Hosted by Travis and Susan and their little daughter Georgia.  I arrived here on Day 21 and spent a night […]

Day 16 – Guest Post (Montauk Point from Mani)- THANK YOU!


Hello good people of ADVGRRL. My name is Mani and I’m also a fan of Leslie’s great blog. When I met up with her a little over a week ago, she asked me if I would guest blog about our Sunday excursion. I said I would give it a shot even though I’m not a […]

My Celebration of Life


Keeping with trying to be open minded while in the great magical states of South Dakota and Wyoming I stopped to celebrate Cruizers life. I saw this American flag off rt. 16 about 100 km’s outside the east entrance to Yellowstone. I was surprised to see such a flag that seemed, I don’t know out […]

Day 25 – Making New Memories


Badlands, SD and Blackhills I am not a writer by far, I am a person who uses my blog as away to document my passion for riding and my other passions, my life, home, dogs, work and wildlife.  It’s my journal into my life even though I share it with well, the “world” to read. […]

RIP Cruizer


Day 25 – My dog Cruizer died. I am behind in my posts…and will catch up with Day 22,23 & 24…but felt compelled to at least acknowledge today was the day my dog Cruizer died. Born April 30th, 2004 – June 10th, 2014. I was at a Badlands vista when I looked at my phone […]

Day 21 – Geneva, NY – Dundas, Ontario!


I will be taking a little break from updating the blog.  I need to focus on getting home in a safe but timely manner while also trying to soak in the last days of my trip.  I guess a little me time if that makes any sense. So, this day and any others will be […]

Day 20 – Vineyards & Preparing for the Long Ride Home


Short and sweet as they say about visits that last only 2 nights and really one day. My day of course began way before “normal” people awake from their restful sleep.  This is what most people miss when I am up… The sun rising!