2015 Countdown and Prep for my WINTER X-sing


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Got myself a little entertainment for this trip…my Mini Bose

Yesterday, January 10th, 2015 my new buddy and friend Mike came over to assist with checking over my bike before my trip.  Mike is like family now, met through the virtual world, rode together on a Dual Sport BC ride, have the same dealer and he even bought my ex’s 2013 F800GS White Fluffy bike. 😉  Hopefully he will post some pics of what he has done to that bike.

Hope to leave January 15.

The 2015 Winter Route

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Route Shaping Up – I want Go Now


Okay SET BACK…On December 22nd, 2014 I spoke to BMW USA about importing my bike…they made it sound so easy and I have been waiting for my letter of compliance.  Now, this morning I called BMW USA AND because it’s  a MOTORCYCLE AND NOT an AUTOMOBILE, I have to use an importer.  I was asked about this by a blog reader and I though I knew the way…he was correct…it’s not easy and I was misinformed.  It’s a bike and I AM FRUSTRATED.  They should have told me this back in December.  I have a call out to an importer to see how much this is going to cost me.  I have a feeling $1000.  UGH!  I am going to go on my trip anyway…worry about this crap later. 😉

2015 SOLO WINTER X COUNTRY EXCURSION

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STAY TUNED….January 2015 Departure?


SPOT will be tracking
SPOT will be tracking

This could be my route for my X Country Winter Excursion…departure date still being determined. Will make a pit stop in Florida to see my folks, (snow birds) and cousins if all works out. More details to come…will probably take the 101 down through the Oregon Coast…
8366.71 km or 5198.83 miles

Green, White, Brown – Winter in the PNW (Gerbing, what I know)


My initial reason for heading down to Washington State yet again was really to get to Gerbing 

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New Liners are nice I have to admit
I would not ride without heated gear in the cold months
Gerbing in Olympia WA, now CLOSED for good

and to add to my heated gear collection so I can ride x country this month sometime soon I hope to drop my bike off at my folks in New York.  I added heated socks and pant liners plus a dual controller.  After I get my letter of compliance from BMW USA I can legally import my bike as the first part of my transition back to the States.  Continue reading “Green, White, Brown – Winter in the PNW (Gerbing, what I know)”

2014 Quick Review


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.

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