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Friday, 23 March 2012 22:17

50 States- Fear and Trepidation

A friend asked the Little Woman what she feared most about the upcoming trip. You would think crashing would be both our greatest fear. And during the Soputhwest Swing, I sat in  a hot tub with a bunch of campers as they exchanged horror stories  of black ice, snow and sleet in the summer months. When I told them about our upcoming trip, they switched gears to motorcycle crashes.

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Wednesday, 21 March 2012 18:15

Southwest Swing Day 10

The last day and the Little Woman and I got up and pretended we weren't Jonesing to get on the road and head home. After breakfast we agreed to fold up our tent (literally) and head out on the highway, looking for adventure, whatever comes our way.

Published in The Travel Bug
Thursday, 08 March 2012 22:18

The Bike and Trailer Together at Last

What a saga, from buying the ’10 Gold Wing in early November in Ames Iowa, struggling through snowstorms to get it to Las Vegas, then getting it set up for the trip. But (drumroll please), the bike and trailer are ready! Well, almost, except for one big surprise.  

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Sunday, 26 February 2012 20:29

Green Valley Motorcycle

As I stated in my ‘Apple Rave’ posting last week, it’s the setbacks and screwups that separate the vendors from the great vendors.  And Mike Klein of Green Valley Motorcycles screwed up.

We’ll see how he did. 

Published in Motorcycle Stories
Thursday, 05 January 2012 21:12

Gold Wing Trailer Hitch

“Only John Deere replacement parts fit and wear like the originals.” Way back when I owned JD equipment, this appeared on every part bag, a warning not to sell our soul for a cheap replacement part that wasn’t quite up to snuff.  

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Thursday, 29 December 2011 10:55

Arm Rest Project Completion

Assembling new components on a scratch free bike is daunting, and takes great patience. I'm used to working on dirt bikes, loaded with scratches and dirt (hence the name, 'dirt bike').  

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Friday, 23 December 2011 21:09

Gold Wing Project

I pushed and squeezed, twisted and muttered. The bolt needed to be a sixteenth of an inch longer. Welcome to my project, installing armrests (including cup holder) on the new Wing. The frightening part? Drilling holes in the perfect finish of the bike. Also, the dreaded specter of the project becoming a Project. 

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Friday, 07 October 2011 08:26

Travel- The Details

Where's the best place to go in Maine? Tennessee? As The Little Woman and I plan this trip, we studied a plethora of books from others who have traveled before us. After talking about it for weeks, we finally sat down, compared notes, and started a spreadsheet. (Gotta love those spreadsheets!)

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Wednesday, 25 April 2012 20:24

Last night our good friends Keith and Melody had us over for the Last Supper. And brace yourself: She took our plants. Incredible. Those plants will actually live and perhaps even thrive.  While the plants live under our care, it can’t be credited with much more than survival. I think the plants got a much better deal than the dog. I just hope none of the plants try to blog. Too weird.