Boots, Tires and Resting Place for My Bike


My boots, Alpinestars Toucans need new soles.  I am a short rider for the F8 and often have to really push off my left boot to get the bike up from its stand and it shows.  Still an amazing boot for the price and 100% H20 proof and so comfortable.  My Heidenau K60 Scout tires […]

The LAST 110 Feet, The Break IN – 2015 Winter Trip Day 29


February 12th 2014 – Day 29 my Last Day Riding – short video clips are part of this post and click on the pics for higher resolution Original Route looked like this which was always just a rough idea

Back On The Bike, Day 23 – Rain and then Sun


February 5th 2015 (feel free to click the pics for HI-Rez versions) After 6 days off the bike visiting my parents in Polk City I am back riding and heading into the Winter abyss of the North East.  I enjoyed my vacation within a vacation but I felt I needed to get back on the […]

Cyclops H7 LED Kit install for BMW F800/ 650 GS – Guest POST


UPDATE:MY LED BULB SEEMED TO HAVE FOGGED MY HEADLIGHT GLASS. THIS WAS AFTER THOUSANDS OF KILOMETERS. NOT SURE I WOUKD USE THIS KIT, Just my opinion. Cyclops H7 LED Kit install for BMW F800/ 650 GS Guest BLOGGER installation…thanks Mike for the descriptive install…and shhhh…I was the friend who had an extra LED 😏 I […]

Days off the Bike continued + My First Really Great Birthday


February 2nd, 2015 I felt like I had to get a post together on my 49th birthday.  What’s funny is that my father and I just came to realize I could use his iPad as a hotspot to access WIFI.  They don’t have internet at their home in Florida.  Long story but my folks feel […]

Baton Rouge BMW & New Orleans Tour


January 28th, 2015 – Day 15 (NEW ORLEANS)-click the pics I should have really called this trip BMW Dealership Tour.  On a serious note, I did not have to be in New Orleans until 1500 hrs so I thought what the hell, stop by Baton Rouge BMW and see if they can figure out my […]

Day 10,11& 12 – Interstate Riding – Looking for Mountains


January 23rd , 24th & 25th 2015 I woke up on Day 10 to my bike totally covered in frost.  I have finally hit winter at this point to justify the name of my trip.  👍

Long Way to ABQ via the Apache Trail


January 22nd 2015 – Day 9 After leaving GO-AZ dealership the day before I went to another virtual hosts house for an over niter.  Terry and Heather.  What a nice couple.  We had really good pizza, hung out with their pets, I have all ready forgotten their cat’s name but their dog?  Jack.  Terry and […]

Day 8 – GO-AZ & SPOOKY FAST – A very warm WELCOME


January 21 2015 – Day 8 I am usually much more efficient with updates as I put day 8 together on Day 11.  This trip more than any other trip has not only been about a little bike issues but more importantly taking time to enjoy myself with detours and meeting so many virtual friends.  […]

Day 6 – All about heading into Spring?


Day 6 – January 19th 2015 UPDATE:  My spider bite on my right temple swelled up last night and puss came out.  I know gross eh?  It’s now infected because of my helmet, etc.  Put Bactine on it and it’s looking scabby but better.  Other than feeling like someone punched me in my eye, I […]

Day 5 – Cops, BLOOD, DOA Battery and then The GENERAL


Day 5 – January 18th 2015 0345 – I hear yelling, screaming outside my room.  Oh wait….back up.

Doesn’t Feel Like Winter Anymore….


2015 – EASTBOUND-Down and Around the USA Trip January 15th & 16th 2015 I don’t seem to be really making that much distance each day.  Having too much fun meeting so many nice folks on the road and hospitable folks allowing me into their homes.  Today, Friday, Jan. 16th  I met this young man, CARLOS.  […]

SPOTWalla Tracking Link


Track my Winter Ride by CLICKING HERE This will go live as soon as I leave in the morning, Wednesday, January 14th 2015.  Did a little more tweaking to the bike, not much time to really plan anything between trying to sell my house and hanging out with friends etc.  So, let’s see how this […]

2015 Countdown and Prep for my WINTER X-sing


Click the pics 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 […]

STAY TUNED….January 2015 Departure?


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