50 is just a number & Helicopter

50 is just a number & Helicopter


April 5 – 6 2016 In February I turned 50, half a century old.  I remember when I was younger thinking 50 was old, yet when I look in a mirror…I don’t see an old woman.  Weird, I see someone who has been through many trials and tribulations but not weathered, not old, just living.

WELCOME 2016!

WELCOME 2016!


Wishing the world peace and health all year-long!

2016 BMW S1000XR review by LEMMY

2016 BMW S1000XR review by LEMMY


Great review written and ridden by Lemmy at Revzilla.  Oh and if you buy from Revzilla it does help this blog…just saying, please and thank you.

2015 BMW 1200GS, FOLIAGE RIDE….CRASH

2015 BMW 1200GS, FOLIAGE RIDE….CRASH


October 17 2015 – beauty turns into pain, all pics clickable to enlarge Lessons learned…no one is immune to accidents no matter how many miles you have under your wheels. Gear: Alipnestars Toucan boots-SAVED my Tibia from shattering, KLIM Altitude suit – saved my body from drainage ditch rash and broken shoulder, Shoei RF 1200 […]

BMW’s new air-cooled GS


 SOURCE:  MCN by Richard Newland Published: 08 October 2015 BMW stumbled over a rampant global sales success when they released the R nineT. The world went nuts for the air-cooled retro roadster, leaving the factory struggling to keep pace with demand, and as hungry owners twiddled their thumbs for delivery, bikes were changing hands in […]

Top 10 Must-See Destinations on an Alaska Motorcycle Trip


Alaska native, tour guide and travel author shares his top spots for ADV Riders. SEE Original post here: ADV PULSE Thanks to Gary from AK for leading me to this article. Published on 09.22.2015  I have been fortunate to have been able to ride most of these roads while in Alaska in 2011.  Nice to […]

BMW R1200GSW – my progression with the GS family


ALL PICS CAN BE CLICKED I always wondered if I would ever get the Giant GS model – 1200.  I have had a 2010 BMW F650GS and that was when I got bit by the Dual Sport bug.  Although truly meant as a road bike my 650 took me across countries, USA/Canada in 2010 and […]

My First 2 Weeks Home


May 30 2015 – work in progress the new BLOG layout Random post updating my first 2 weeks back in New York after my over 8000 mile road trip from Vancouver to NY, the beach, rich people, weather, more grief, new beginnings and adjustments = back to reality?

A WELCOME HOME by Mom & Dad


  Matches my tattoo!  Readjustment begins and starting out on the right foot!   

2015 Long Island or Bust Tour – Days 23 & 24


It’s that time to get to Long Island….😊  I am in Pennsylvania right now and will be heading out soon to finish this incredible X Country trip in my very fun Fiat 500L. Love this car, it did well on this trip and it really reminds me of my F800GS on 4 wheels. Canada back […]

2015 Long Island or Bust Tour Days 21-22


May 15 2015 (all picks can be clicked and enlarged) Staying away from interstates is sure paying off with scenery and roads made for a NASCAR racer.  Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia all have great roads, made for bikes and sporty cars, intense Spring smells, scenery and since it’s before Memorial Day peaceful driving.

2015 Long Island or Bust Tour – Day 20 – THE DRAGON


May 12 2015-all pics clickable I wasn’t sure what I was going to do all day here near Robbinsville, NC so I decided to drive up to Knoxsville, TN to check out some RV’s.  Just for the hell of it.  Unbeknownst  to me I ran into the real “Tail of the Dragon”…hence the above video.  […]

2015 Long Island or Bust Tour – Day 19 – Parks, Glamping and the East


May 11 2015-UPDATE-I’m an idiot lol Tail of the dragon Rocks! Just actual drove the real thing on my way to Knoxville  Warm and muggy it was when I left Chattanooga, TN.  I only had a short drive to a place called River’s Edge Treehouse Resort in Robbinsville, NC More about the resort in a […]