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Friday, 20 April 2012 21:26

50 States- Getting the Word Out.

I taught a class yesterday, ‘How to Get The Most Out of the Conference’ at the Las Vegas Writer’s Conference and mentioned the trip. At meals, I mentioned the upcoming voyage.  I pitched the upcoming nonfiction book about the trip to a publisher.

Ya gotta get the word out! I’m really shy (I know, that sounds stupid) about talking up what we’re doing. Yet people hear it and become captivated. And particularly at the Conference.

“Where are you from?”

“Alaska. ”

“Alaska. We’ll be there in June. ”

“Pennsylvania. ”

“Right . We’ll cruise through there around September. ”

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Saturday, 07 April 2012 22:18

50 States- Some Sacrifices

“Well, I hope it’s worth it to you.” That comment came from a Doubter, a friend who, while not saying so, obviously thought jumping through all the hoops was certainly not worth all the effort for the 50 States trip.

She just doesn’t get it. 

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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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Thursday, 23 February 2012 20:59

The Bag... and The Revelation

Sometimes a revelation just hits you, and other times your wife does. Okay she doesn’t hit me, but the revelation came through her speaking. 

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Thursday, 16 February 2012 21:23

60 Days! No Way!

When the time to launch changed from months to days, suddenly it feels like it's upon us, and we aren't prepared yet. There are numerous things to do: 

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Thursday, 26 January 2012 22:32

Party Time!... Well, Almost

Are you ready to party? No? Well, you have three months to get ready.

You’re invited to our ’50 States in 50 Weeks’ Launch Party!  

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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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Thursday, 29 September 2011 13:55

50 States Book Report

This week’s preparation for our tour includes a book report, ‘Investment Biker, On the Road With Jim Rogers.’ The author managed the quantum Fund with George Sorros in the ‘70s and mad e a jillion dollars. In 1994 he decided to tour the world on a motorcycle. Being a capitalist driver person, he couldn’t just ride around. Every country he entered, he studied their economy for investment possibilities.

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Monday, 07 May 2012 05:11

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50 States Last Supper and Moving
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.