Inside Long Island – A visit to a Memorial – My U-Turn

Day 16-Will be sad to leave LI but did manage to see most of my family who are mainly camera shy except mom and dad

My family really doesn’t seem to understand the meaning of riding long distances to not only clear the head but just for the utter enjoyment of touring.  Doesn’t matter though…it’s all good.  Great seeing them at this time in my life.

My riding buddies to Montauk Point, Long Island yesterday. Dean from when I was a kid and Mani from Adv Rider Forum

Can you guess who rides the Harley and who is on the GS? 😉

We rode around the entire eastern half of Long Island in perfect weather. Did about 168 miles or 273 km’s.

One Harley, 2 F800GS bikes.

North Fork to South Fork via a couple of little ferries through Shelter Island. I grew up here and have never explored the Island like this before and it was an amazing side trip.

Went to see another old friend but this one Matt was lost at sea out there at the very young age of 23. He’s on the memorial plaque behind the lighthouse. June 24,1990 it was and Matt was never to be found. Very emotional.

Living in the Vancouver area of BC you don’t get to see the ocean in this form

Like I said great ride and I hope Mani can put together an update from his perspective. Today I make the u-turn heading back home. Will head to Connecticut later via the Bridgport Ferry and get my service done at MAX BMW in Brookfield, CT tomorrow morning. Next head to Geneva, NY for my next stop and visit at Hobart & William Smith Colleges. My Alma mater and to see my old soccer coach.

Sad I only have 2 weeks left. Hopefully a full report from another my guest writer soon.

Author: advgrrl

Avid ADV rider! This Blog is all about the adventure in adventure riding. Researching new bikes, routes, accessories, learning about other riders and hopefully a great place for others to comment and explore with me. PLUS, up and down's, wildlife, my dogs, my life!

6 thoughts on “Inside Long Island – A visit to a Memorial – My U-Turn”

  1. Glad I made The. U Turn with You – to Montauk a.k.a . “The End” .
    It was a pleasure to see You after all these years and doing what we Love – Mani & You made a normally straight run very interesting , with lots of back roads – Ferries , twists & turns – and no East End traffic .
    I enjoyed talking with your parents & family at your home , so have a Safe trip to Ct & NY and the rest of the Long Haul Home to the West Coast & Canada – You Rock ADVGRRL – Love You , Dean

  2. I’m glad to see you look so genuinely happy in the photographs…..great memories to take home with you for forever. Ride safe…

  3. Thanks for the pics from Long Island. It sure looks like this ride is doing you good. I had asked you to say hello for me and you have through the pics. Come the end of summer I am going to ride up from Florida and say hey myself. I left the hamptons in the mid 70’s and I feel it is time. You have certainly inspired me. Thanks and be well.

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