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Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 34,038
Posted By cberry
I'm looking forward to the Faroes too. During the...

I'm looking forward to the Faroes too. During the Cold War I patrolled near there in a submarine. Always wondered what they looked like and what living conditions were like.

Spectacular photos and...
Forum: Face plant 11-04-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,374
Posted By cberry
Right you are Murph! Burgeo Road in western...

Right you are Murph! Burgeo Road in western Newfoundland. I haven't plotted it on the map yet but here is a link to that day's ride http://www.panoramio.com/user/1609111?comment_page=1&photo_page=12...
Forum: Face plant 11-02-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,374
Posted By cberry
+1 on what he said. I couldn't have said it that...

+1 on what he said. I couldn't have said it that well myself! Here's a moose sign and a moose from Newfoundland.

http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/56473733.jpg
...
Forum: Canada 10-14-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,894
Posted By cberry
It is so reassuring to see old friends from RTR...

It is so reassuring to see old friends from RTR with nearly similar handles on this site. The suggestion that we use this as a backup with its own 'sticky' is a great idea, but hopefully only...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-14-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By cberry
Thanks for the feedback. Glad to hear that the...

Thanks for the feedback. Glad to hear that the roads are good gravel. I may not stay long enough to spend the night, but would like to at least have a meal. I checked the Customs locations and the...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-13-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By cberry
Question Visiting Red Lake Reservation (MN)

There is an unattached portion of the state of Minnesota north of the 49th parallel that is part of the Red Lake Nation. Rode access is only through Manitoba, Canada. Within that land is the most...
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,871
Posted By cberry
For security I usually try to park under the...

For security I usually try to park under the front entrance roof at motels that have such a thing and park in front of my room at motels that have that configuration. And, I cover the bike...I think...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,871
Posted By cberry
Summary notes on the trip

The trip to Yellowknife and return was 49 days long and covered 12,000 plus miles on my motorcycle. Most of the bad weather that I encountered was here in Florida. It took 3 days to get out of the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,871
Posted By cberry
August 21st, Walterboro SC to Home

It started out foggy again today, and the heat and humidity were like something I haven’t experienced since leaving Florida almost 2 months ago. In fact, I didn’t really feel the heat on the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,871
Posted By cberry
August 19th and 20th

August 19th was a day of R&R with my host Malinda showing me around the towns around Boone NC. We also saw the new movie “The Butler”.

On August 20th it was back on the road again. I left Linville...
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,871
Posted By cberry
August 18th, Harrisonburg VA to Linville NC

Another night in a no star motel last night. This one was an Econolodge. No bedbugs, but the room was falling apart. Moderate to heavy rain overnight and into the morning made for a slow start. As...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2013, 06:17 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,871
Posted By cberry
August 17th, Johnstown to Harrisonburg VA

The day’s plan started out to be a short ride from Johnstown PA to Front Royal VA. That was because the weather was forecast to be good in this northern area for a couple of days while it was also...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,871
Posted By cberry
August 16th, South through western PA

Nice rural PA ride today from Bradford to Johnstown PA. Had an excellent lunch at a storefront restaurant in Ebensburg PA. This little town has San Francisco sized hills! This picture does not...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,871
Posted By cberry
August 15th, London to Bradford PA

The pressure to meet a schedule or be someplace specific has been lifted. Wonderful freedom! Today’s ride wound up being from London, Ontario, to Bradford, PA.

But, in our imperfect world a couple...
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,871
Posted By cberry
August 13th and 14th

All I’m doing now is working my way back home, trying to stay cool up North, and avoid the severe weather down South.

On the 13th I traveled from Duluth MN to St. Ignace MI along Rt. 2 for the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,871
Posted By cberry
August 12th, Grand Forks ND to Duluth MN

That lost hour of time yesterday was reclaimed during early morning sleep today, which started me out behind schedule. On top of that, the main gate to the AFB was closed for maintenance so I...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,871
Posted By cberry
August 11th, Wolf Point MT to Grand Forks, ND

The weather at wake up was cold and foggy, nasty, windy and damp. It’s of my own doing, and, I enjoy it, damn it! It took a while to get going, mostly because I had to wear my rubber pants for...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,871
Posted By cberry
August 10th, Great Falls to Wolf Point MT

My route home from here has been the object of many of my thoughts while here in Great Falls. I’ve been watching the weather forecasts and concluded that the best route will be to stay North in the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,871
Posted By cberry
August 8th: Missoula to Great Falls, MT

Up early so as to have breakfast before getting to the BMW dealer for a new front tire. Before leaving the motel I called reservations at the Air Base in Great Falls, MT and got a room for two...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,871
Posted By cberry
August 7th: Nanton AB to Missoula MT

Up at 5:30. Checked and added oil to bring level up to top of circle (300 ml). Very foggy. Departure delayed until about 8:00AM. The wait for US Custons took about 30 minutes and the inspection went...
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,871
Posted By cberry
August 6th, Snow HIlls to Nanton AB

By the time I got to Calgary I was tired! While takig a break I checked my phone messages and had one from Cal. We talked, and he suggested that I not stay in the town of High River because of recent...
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,871
Posted By cberry
August 5th: High Level to Swan Hills AB

A transit day, not a sightseeing day. Had some elevation changes today which affected the temperature. As the day wore on my eyes started to bother me. That and the increasing cloud cover had e...
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,871
Posted By cberry
Ride Report, August 4th, 2013

Starting the trip back to Florida today. On the way out of Yellowknife I saw this nice scene of a small village on the water.
http://static.panoramio.com/photos/medium/94385180.jpg

And, a little...
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,871
Posted By cberry
August 1-3, 2013

On the 1st, I mostly rested. Ken and Faye showed me around town by auto. Something like 20,000 people live here, the largest city this far North. Much of the nearby land to the East is now wasteland...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,871
Posted By cberry
Movin' On

The days spent in Yellowknife were terrific. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in seeing beautiful scenery and friendly people. My local travel over the weekend has some pictures but it will...
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,871
Posted By cberry
July 31st: High Level to YELLOWKNIFE

High Level to Yellowknife, 462 miles and my ultimate destination. As I moved further and further North I noticed how the trees and other vegetation were getting smaller and smaller. The evergreens...
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,871
Posted By cberry
July 30th, Whithecourt to High Level

The ride from Whitecourt to High Level was 380 miles long and consumed most of the day, as has been the case for all of these rides. I got to meet one of my newest best friends and spend the night...
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,871
Posted By cberry
July 29th, Clearwater to Whitecourt AB via Jasper

Today’s ride from Clearwater to Whitecourt was 391 miles long, through more beautiful territory. ( I get tired of repeating myself, but it’s all beautiful.) Here are some pictures.

Coffee Break...
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,871
Posted By cberry
July 28th, Republic WA to Clearwater BC

The day started out cool and clear, and stayed that way all day. I cleared customs about 7:10 AM with no delays and started my Canadian Adventure. I had left the 100 degree days and the heat of the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,871
Posted By cberry
July 27th, 2013: Local from Salem, OR

When you go to a motorcycle rally what do you do? Ride! Another nice day with cool temps at the beginning of the ride followed by a nice warm-up to the high 80’s. I was riding today with lady from...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,871
Posted By cberry
July 26th, 2013: Salem,OR Local Ride

Today we had breakfast up the street at 8AM and were ready to ride by 9:30. Meg, Doug, and I were joined by a friend of Doug's named Curtis on a wee-Strom. Curtis led the ride and we went on back...
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2013, 10:32 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,871
Posted By cberry
July 24th and 25th: Maple Vally to Republic, WA

July 25th was a day devoted to getting ready for the ride to Republic, WA the next day.

Early on the 25th we set out in chilly temps and clear air. The ride went well. We made one stop to cool...
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2013, 11:40 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,871
Posted By cberry
July 23rd, 2013: Local in the Seattle Area

Doug and I fueled the bikes for Thursday’s ride to Republic, WA, early this morning and then went off for another form of transportation fun. Doug’s BMW Z3 M coupe took us to the Renton Airport where...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,871
Posted By cberry
July 21st, 2013: Salem to Maple Valley

Meg, Doug, and I had breakfast at a Denny’s and then rode I 5 up to central Washington before getting off the freeway and taking some very interesting back roads to our destination. Passing through...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,871
Posted By cberry
Local Rally Ride, 7/19/2013

Met Meg and Doug at an agreed rendezvous point at 8:30AM for a ride to the coast from the Salem BMW Rally site that Doug had planned the night before. It consisted of several segments which were all...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,871
Posted By cberry
7/17/2013:Burns, OR to Salem, OR

This was the final leg of my trip to the BMW rally to be held over the weekend. The total GPS mileage here was 4,148 whereas the estimate from my pre-flight planning was 4,375. Pretty close. There’s...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,871
Posted By cberry
July 16, Mt. Home to Burns, OR

This was a repositioning day with an oil change thrown in for fun. After the service the temperature had reached the high 90’s again, so the rest of the ride was uncomfortable. The route was about...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,871
Posted By cberry
July 14 & 15, 2013: Ouray, CO to Mt. Home AFB, ID

Today’s ride started out fine and then got very cold as I gained altitude. I had to stop at 9AM to warm up and have something to eat. As the day progressed the temperature started to climb and it...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,871
Posted By cberry
July 13, 2013: Ouray, CO, to Vernal, UT

Late yesterday afternoon a number of Harley’s arrived to spend the night. The next morning I heard them start-up and run for just a minute or less. This happened several times, and I couldn’t figure...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,871
Posted By cberry
Thanks Murph

Been too long, 3 years since I visited the Rock, and I miss it, you, and all the gang at RTR. Hopefully I'll get back next year. I'm kind of waiting for the TLH to be completed hard surface. Solo...
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