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Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2013, 10:49 AM
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Posted By jessemckay
Yes this was my first major distance ride and it...

Yes this was my first major distance ride and it was spectacular !! Whats next ..... Hmmm. Well since san diego I rode back to Wisconsin and in a few weeks making the run out to sturgis. Then in...
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,234
Posted By jessemckay
Unofficial End of the ride

So the official "Coast to Coast to Coast 2013" ride is over and I have accomplished what I set out to do. But the ride continues....

When I left Corpus Christi Texas on April 30th I turned over my...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,234
Posted By jessemckay
Born Free 5

There were a couple reasons I had decided southern California was going to be the end of this trip when I made a general plan over 3 months ago. 1st of all I had planned on shipping black beauty and...
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,234
Posted By jessemckay
The Last Leg Before Born Free 5

Just outside Fresno on I-5 to Just outside San Diego

I've been hearing a very faint jingling noise for a few days now and couldnt figure out what it was. Every time I stopped I looked things over...
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,234
Posted By jessemckay
Eureka CA to Fresno CA

The cold, dreary, rainy weather continues today and so did I. Even though I was a bit miserable, the ride down 101 north of Santa Rosa is a spectacular one. The giant redwoods are indescribable. Too...
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,234
Posted By jessemckay
Seattle WA to Eureka CA

I woke Saturday morning in Seattle to amazing weather and I was ready to hit the road southbound.

Saying goodbye to Jana ~ Thanks for a great time in Seattle Lady!!!
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Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,234
Posted By jessemckay
Seattle & Surrounding Area

I stayed 2 nights just outside of Seattle with my amazing host and now good friend Jana. I can't wait to come back to the Seattle area and stay for a month!! I'll be sure to let you know in advance...
Forum: Ride reports 06-21-2013, 02:45 PM
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Views: 6,234
Posted By jessemckay
Spokane to Seattle

What should have been a one day ride turned into 2 long, cold, wet, and windy days. The 1st day I only made it as far as Moses Lake. 49 degrees and rain got to me real fast. When I got into Moses the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-19-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,234
Posted By jessemckay
Billings MT to Spokane WA

About 10 hours on the road today. Nearly 600 miles of great ridin and great weather. I was scheduled to stop in Missoula but decided to keep on truckin.

Starting out in Billings MT I wasn't really...
Forum: Ride reports 06-18-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,234
Posted By jessemckay
Spearfish SD to Billings MT

When I started out making a general plan for this trip I had estimated 6-7 thousand miles overall. As of today I am already at 5,844 Total miles.

Some spectacular views riding through Wyoming and...
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2013, 09:51 AM
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Posted By jessemckay
South Dakota

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The first 4-5...
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,234
Posted By jessemckay
Back On The Road

First of all ~ Thank You Thank You Thank You ~ To all my friends and family across Wisconsin and Minnesota. For all the places to stay, dinners, nights out on the town, gas in my tank, and good...
Forum: Ride reports 06-10-2013, 10:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,234
Posted By jessemckay
Still In Wisconsin

Wisconsin is where I lived most of my life so my stay here has been extended to see family and friends. Hopefully the weather will shape up and I can get some good riding pics up here before I leave....
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,234
Posted By jessemckay
Waterloo Iowa to Sparta Wi

As I zoned out and rode all the way into Waterloo I was a bit west of the Mississippi River where I had intended to ride north. It was around 50 degrees starting off at 11am. Chilly ridin, but I was...
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,234
Posted By jessemckay
At this point the specifics of destination are up...

At this point the specifics of destination are up in the air. I do have a projected pathway Id like to take, but youll just have to wait and see :)
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2013, 08:35 AM
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Views: 6,234
Posted By jessemckay
East St.Louis to Waterloo Iowa

At this point I think I should re name this blog ~ Riding in the Rain

The morning started off wet and chilly. Small bands of sprinkles hit me off and on most of the morning.

In the 30 minutes...
Forum: Ride reports 05-23-2013, 07:09 AM
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Views: 6,234
Posted By jessemckay
Jefferson City Tn to East St.Louis

The skies were clear when I woke up this morning, so I grabbed some breakfast in the hotel lobby and loaded up my gear. Before I took off I*checked*the weather and it looked like I was gonna get hit...
Forum: Ride reports 05-23-2013, 07:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,234
Posted By jessemckay
Savannah Ga to Jefferson City Tn

The skies were clear at 6:30 am in Savannah, so I decided to make a run for it and try to beat the rain. My plan was to ride out along the coast to Charleston and up to Myrtle Beach and end my day in...
Forum: Ride reports 05-23-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,234
Posted By jessemckay
Orlando to Savannah Ga

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Forum: Ride reports 05-23-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,234
Posted By jessemckay
Orlando Part 2

It took forever to get the parts I ordered but they finally arrived and have been installed. The rear caliper was completely rebuilt, pads, rotor, front brake line + pads, a rectifier / regulator,...
Forum: Ride reports 05-17-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,234
Posted By jessemckay
Orlando Part 1

So I decided to stay here in Orlando for a while. One reason is that Ive been waiting for parts to arrive and another is that I would like the weather up north to get a little nicer before I press...
Forum: Ride reports 05-17-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,234
Posted By jessemckay
Lost Track of Days

This is actually Day 8 of the adventure and I have finally made it to sunny Orlando Florida. The last time I checked in here I was waiting out the rain in a camper near Chipley, in the backwoods dirt...
Forum: Ride reports 05-03-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,234
Posted By jessemckay
Day 4

Somewhere near Biloxi, Ms to Somewhere near Chipley, Fl ~ 250.1 miles

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Forum: Ride reports 05-03-2013, 03:26 PM
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Posted By jessemckay
Day 3

Denham Springs, La to Biloxi, Ms ~ 180 miles

Last night I was hosted by another couchsufer near Baton Rouge, La. When I arrived there it really felt like home. Hot shower, pizza, and a movie - a...
Forum: Ride reports 05-03-2013, 03:25 PM
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Views: 6,234
Posted By jessemckay
Day 2

Galveston, Tx to Denham Springs, La ~ 313 miles

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Forum: Ride reports 05-03-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,234
Posted By jessemckay
Coast to Coast to Coast 2013

Back in December I decided I needed to go on a major adventure and the day has come. I am currently on the road and will try to keep this updated as often as I can. To read about stuff before Day 1...
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2013, 10:20 AM
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Posted By jessemckay
Here is the side view with new seat from Biltwell...

Here is the side view with new seat from Biltwell & 18" Sissy bar
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Forum: Road warriors 04-05-2013, 09:03 AM
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Posted By jessemckay
Waiting on a new seat & sissy bar .... Ill post...

Waiting on a new seat & sissy bar .... Ill post pics of side veiw after install and all loaded up with gear :)
Forum: Road warriors 04-04-2013, 08:54 PM
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Posted By jessemckay
06 883c

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Picked up this '06 883C about a month ago from the original owner that just let it sit most of...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-03-2013, 11:24 AM
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Views: 89,368
Posted By jessemckay
Corpus Christi Bay

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-14-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 1,084
Views: 384,665
Posted By jessemckay
Well This one here wasn't necessarily "dropped"...

Well This one here wasn't necessarily "dropped" but the recent gale force winds here in south Texas have been taking a few down.

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-14-2013, 11:03 AM
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Posted By jessemckay
Trusty Steed

When I first signed up here I didnt even have a bike - just a plan to ride 6000+ miles around the U.S. So with less than 50 days before I hit the road I figured it was about time to choose the two...
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