USA road Trip 2015 – Day 1


April 22 2015

My TRACK LINK Here to SPOTWalla.

Canada-2-USA

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Day I became a Canadian Citizen

April 22, 2015 – An important day to remember.  The day I left BC for New York after my 18 years of growing up in Canada.  Now, Dual citizen, I am returning  to where it all started.  I mean where I was born.

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Seems like I have done a full circle.  Circle of my life in a way.  My transition to the States won’t be an easy one.  I never had an adult life there.  Left soon after grad school.

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Quick breakdown of ADV Boots for 2015


March 16th 2015

Philly, PA

I own the TCX Desert boot and the Alpinestars Toucan.  Older models and both Gore Tex.  TCX runs narrower than the AP.  If you order TCX boots I would go up a size and I would recommend both these boots for the price. 100% H20 proof but if you have wider feet the AP Toucan and the Sidi will work better for your fitment.

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Shoei RF-1200 Helmet Review & HORNET – I LOVE IT


The best helmet I’ve owned….still is in 2015 and now a great price!

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2015 Motorcycle Helmet & BT Buyers Guide at RevZilla.com


If you buy from Revzilla buy through my blog…maybe help out a bit with the costs?  Worth a shot asking 😌  Seriously, great online store! Continue reading “2015 Motorcycle Helmet & BT Buyers Guide at RevZilla.com”

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


2015 Winter Trip FINAL Track – January 14th – February 11th.

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

final mileage or 8131 miles

Original Route looked like this which was always just a rough idea

original idea

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Amazing Ride Williamsburg to Chestertown, MD – Day 28


30F or .5C raining and cold

February 10th 2015 – Day 28

My track as of Day 28 – Second to last day

I had a great short visit with my best friend from undergrad and her partner.  Ann Marie and Allison are two very genuine people who do amazing things within their own careers.  As always gracious hosts and a place I could call home.  Thanks guys for the hospitality and  welcome.  Continue reading “Amazing Ride Williamsburg to Chestertown, MD – Day 28”

2015 Winter Trip – Williamsburg, Colonial Parkway & Yorktown


February 8th & 9th, 2015 – Day 26th & 27th

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This will be a quick post as I woke up to freezing temps at my friend’s house in Williamsburg and was reminded once again it’s winter.  Rainy this morning as I pack up for my last 2 days of riding.  Hoping Feb. 11th does prove to be a safe day to finish this ride on Long Island but will have a layover in a small town called Chestertown in Maryland.

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Doing a live report while on the road does pose a few challenges trying to get things up to date.  For instance, hanging out with old friends and playing catch up with them.  I actually have Continue reading “2015 Winter Trip – Williamsburg, Colonial Parkway & Yorktown”

Day 25 – Virtual Tour of Myrtle Beach


February 7th 2015 – Day 25 – Tourist Day (videos and pics)

The countdown begins…UGH!

I have to admit I really like being a tourist at times.  It was still “cold” for many but I found it perfect as usual.  Around 60F with a light breeze.  I am not really going to say much in this post.  I know I say that all the time but I am tired not only from walking about 10 miles but from dinner at Margaritaville and 2 beers.  Yep only 2.  Continue reading “Day 25 – Virtual Tour of Myrtle Beach”

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


February 5th 2015 (feel free to click the pics for HI-Rez versions)

where I ended day 23

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 bike and try to finish this Winter Trip.

I would like to answer a few concerned emails I have received as well as ease my folks.  Continue reading “Back On The Bike, Day 23 – Rain and then Sun”

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 they are not here long enough to have it activated.  In any case, I am using my father’s GB’s but he is OK with that to help me keep the blog going.  Thanks Dad. 😉

According to the news…not like my video I did not see my shadow being a groundhog and that means 6 more weeks of winter.  Got my shadows wrong.

You know you are in Florida when you see streets lined with Palm Trees, a slight warmth to the air at night even though everyone here thinks it’s freezing outside.  I have not been down here since the early 2000’s.  I have not seen my cousins…mainly Sofarelli’s for over a decade or more.  I came here to rest, see my parents and get to hang out with some cousins who also follow my FB/BLOG and my trips.  How cool is it to have your own family want to come along for the ride? Continue reading “Days off the Bike continued + My First Really Great Birthday”

Happy ONE Year Anniversary to ME?


January 30th , 2015 – Day 16 & 17

My long road

I had this whole reflection post about my last year drafted but I deleted it.  Today is my one year anniversary that my ex told me she was going to leave and never looked back. I am not not going to harp on the details but in a nutshell, after 17 years together as common law, only 4 months married I was dumped.  On February 2nd, she was gone forever and we are legally separated without even discussing anything.  I never asked her to stay, I went along with her decision. Continue reading “Happy ONE Year Anniversary to ME?”

Baton Rouge BMW & New Orleans Tour


January 28th, 2015 – Day 15 (NEW ORLEANS)-click the pics

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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 EWS code.  I sent the dealer an email the night before and Cory, the Service Manager responded promptly and said “sure we can fit you in”.  Got a late start, took my time in the morning and made the HUGE ride of 8 km’s to the dealer from where I was staying. Continue reading “Baton Rouge BMW & New Orleans Tour”

Climate SHOCK and the LA State Trooper


January 27th, 2015 – Day 14 (all pics in all posts can be clicked for larger versions)

He got me

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


January 23rd , 24th & 25th 2015

brrrr but I was warm 😉

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.  👍

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