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Old 03-06-2011, 12:16 PM   #2
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Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Seattle Ish
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Day 0 - Prologue

RR Caveats

This RR will be an exploration of my trip, my encounters and my thoughts. It will not:

go to exotic places like Mexico, SA, or Africa, etc.
have all of the excellent photography like some of you (I am using my Driod phone)
have the youthful encounters (sometimes implied in other reports)
have all the adventuresome exploits. Breakdowns, thefts, etc. (Hopefully!)

But it will:
chronicle my trip and the adventures therein
include my crazy thoughts, collected while riding for hours on end
provide some useful information to readers about riding
represent a portion of my life that will never be retrieved

Who Am I?
Semi-Retired but still young at 53
Completed trips over the years to places like Jasper, Banff, Yellowstone, Glacier
Did a trip last summer into eastern Oregon (john Day, Pendleton, and the Oregon coast (Cannon, Lincoln City, etc) on ST1300
Spent last 2 summers on 12GS in Alaska, lots of highways including Denali
Road back down the ALCAN last summer
Plan to ride to Mexico and South America in the fall

What Am I Doing?
Riding to down the US West Coast and around the Southwest
Attending and watching the Pac-10 basketball tournament in LA Staples 3/10-3/13
Playing some golf with some friends in Palm Desert, La Quinta, Scottsdale
Maybe watching a couple of spring baseball games in Phoenix, et al, if I get there in time
Enjoying the symbiotic relationship with the bike that comes from riding long distances

Why Am I Riding?
Riding to where there is actual sunshine and getting out of the rain and snow in Seattle
Am on a year-long semi-sabbatical from work. Still running things, etc, but not doing client work.

When Am I Going?
30-45 days in March and April
Starting March 4th
Ending in April

Where Am I Going?
Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Nevada

How Am I Riding?
2006 Honda ST1300
Yes, I left the 12GS at home
2006 BMW 1200GS
2006 Honda ST1300

2011 West Coast Swing | 2012 Trekking Baja and Copper Canyon
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