Category Archives: Motorcycles

Day #11 – out west tour

  Dusty, dusty, all is dusty!  Rubbing my thumb and forefinger together—dust is always there. Dust covers the pages of my journal. Vehicles drive by, people walk by, dog, deer, even the wind whips up and dust clouds instantly appear. … Continue reading

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Personal Victory Day #10!

   41 degrees upon rising today! I rode a horse for the first time in over 15 years—I got back on a horse again and lived to tell the story! I had a bad experience about 15 years ago when … Continue reading

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Day #8 and #9 – out west tour

Powder Pass, Big Horn Mountains (outside Buffalo, Wyoming) – elevation 9,600.  Temperatures started out at 61 and rose to in the 90s during the day. Lunch in Ten Sleep WY at the Crazy Woman Café. The name Ten Sleep got … Continue reading

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Day #7 – Out West Trip

Morning started cool at 47 degrees; day ended in the upper 80s. Yesterday, I felt weak and half-sick, tired, no ambition. Pat (owner of Custer’s Mansion) suggested I was dealing with the high altitude and its adverse effects. Napped for … Continue reading

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Days #5 & #6 – Out West Trip

Day #5: Entering Black Hills, South Dakota – bear country (says a huge billboard)!  On Mountain Time zone now, which means two hours behind our normal time. Just the ride up Mt. Rushmore Highway to see Mt. Rushmore and the … Continue reading

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Day #4 – out West trip

  Today we cross the border from Nebraska into South Dakota. Itinerary: Badlands and Wall Drug (Wall, South Dakota). 66 degrees (perfect traveling weather on the bike) and sunny. Temperatures will climb to the 90s before the day is done. … Continue reading

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Day #3 of our journey

Left Omaha, Nebraska. Windy day – helmet and bike buffeted about.  Road construction zones – feel every bump, grove and inconsistency in the pavement. Travel day – passed through Hazard, Nebraska; pop. 66. Cornfields and a lot nothing to report … Continue reading

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Day #2 of our Journey

We did see corn, corn, and did I mention corn (again)? And soybean fields galore. Iowa—feels like I’m coming home even though we don’t plan on meeting family members. Most have either died or moved to other locations throughout the … Continue reading

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Day #1 of our journey

We made it 370 miles and landed in Muscatine, Iowa traveling through four states (Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Iowa). The first thing I heard upon entering the city was the sound of locust armies—very loud and annoying. Beautiful day for … Continue reading

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Today’s the Day!

Road trip day – soon to begin.  Anticipation high and somewhat difficult to sleep. After tossing some in the early morning hours – decided it was time to rise and shine (even though the sun had not.)  My mind/brain kept … Continue reading

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