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Old 08-19-2013, 10:34 PM   #136
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That's cool Bob

That road is on my bucket list.

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You should have just tagged along with me. If I had a few more days I would have ridden the Million dollar highway. I was also around half an hour north of Arches NP but I had to keep heading towards home.

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Old 08-21-2013, 09:16 PM   #137
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The next morning I leave Crescent City bright and early and hit rain for the next hour or so while riding North on Hwy 101



the coast line is foggy/misty



but I stop for photos anyway



of course I have to pose my bike too



before long the heat starts to burn away the sea mist



and I make it into Southern Oregon



I was starting to get hungry so I stopped at this little place in Port Orford. I might add that they serve large breakfast portions here.



you ride over a few historic bridges along the way
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Old 09-03-2013, 10:29 AM   #138
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It wasn’t long before I reached Florence, OR and then I decided to make a right turn towards Eugene instead of having to deal with the tourist traffic heading north on Hwy 101. My original intention was to camp out at Waldport and then head into Corvallis the next day. I was feeling so relaxed as I was only a days ride home to Vancouver

My GPS was controlling my route and I was just following the purple line towards my home for the night, with friends when I noticed that I was cruising up Hwy 99 and made a quick detour to see if an old friend was at work



I arrived at Team Oregon for a short visit. I try to make a point of stopping here but the last two times my friends was not in the office but today I was in luck

The next morning started early and I said my goodbyes to Troubadour as he is a motorcycle instructor and had to be on the road by 6:30am to set up the “range”



I wanted to have coffee with the Corvallis riders, so I follow Trobairitz to Coffee Culture





We were not the first ones there and they ride an assortment of new and vintage bikes



Here is a nice Vincent with sidecar



After coffee I had an uneventful 8 hour ride home but encounter heavy traffic south of Tacoma . I eventually cross the Cdn/US border at Peach Arch



And get back into British Columbia. By now the sun is nearly setting



And I arrive home around 8pm. It was the culmination of 39 days on the road all the way from Vancouver, BC to Portland, ME and then North to NB and over the Confederation Bridge to PEI and then my ride back to Eureka, CA and then north to BC



Nice to be home and also nice to be away.

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Old 09-03-2013, 04:32 PM   #139
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What a trip, Bob! Thanks for taking the time to share your journey with us. Your photos are brilliant.

Where's your next trip going to take you? Would you pack the same kit?
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Old 09-04-2013, 10:17 AM   #140
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What a trip, Bob! Thanks for taking the time to share your journey with us. Your photos are brilliant.

Where's your next trip going to take you? Would you pack the same kit?
Mike & Jill:

thank you for being faithful readers. I should have changed the title to Coast to Coast or Crossing North America but of course this wasn't my original plan. It was the first time I had no plan and just went with the flow and changing directions a few times then at the last minute I headed for Eureka, CA so I could say I went from the Atlantic to the Pacific.

Photography was always my hobby so it mixes well with riding and stopping.

While I was in Denver I was thinking of you two but I know you are still in SA somewhere.

I wanted so much to post daily but I had WiFi problems and not being able to actually login to the "net. I also have lots of video to post as the editor in my laptop refused to work and bugged out

so here is one from our ride to Hartland, NB



not as adventurous as SA but now you can see what the roads are like in Atlantic Canada

I am already working on my next trip which will be longer and I may use my Vstrom which has longer range, more storage and better suited for rough pavement

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Old 09-17-2013, 09:13 AM   #141
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Hwy 50: Loneliest Road in America

I had always been intrigued with riding Hwy 50



I rode it all the way from the Colorado border to Fernley, Nevada, nearly 2 days in 100°F heat



I had lots of time to take a photo of my bike in the middle of the highway. I must have spent over 10 minutes walking around and clicking my camera



for hours and hours you see lots of this



you go through small towns which appear to be abandoned, vacant and decaying buildings



but not all is flat and boring. You also see some "hills" some curvature



there are some sections where you have to plan your gas stops

Ride with me for a few minutes to see what it was like



and thanks for following along

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Old 09-17-2013, 10:27 AM   #142
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Bob,
sorry I'm a bit late to this party. I want to thank you for taking us on this wonderful journey with you. The words, the pictures, and everything in between was just perfect. I'm thrilled that you had such a wonderful time. I cannot thank you enough for sharing with us.
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Old 09-17-2013, 01:49 PM   #143
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very nice trip thanks for the ride along.
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Old 09-17-2013, 03:32 PM   #144
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Bob,
sorry I'm a bit late to this party. I want to thank you for taking us on this wonderful journey with you. The words, the pictures, and everything in between was just perfect. I'm thrilled that you had such a wonderful time. I cannot thank you enough for sharing with us.
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never too late. I am still working on video to supplement my RR so things may be out of order. I had intended to post daily but who knew connecting to the internet would be so challenging.

thank you for your kind words

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Old 09-17-2013, 08:48 PM   #145
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very nice trip thanks for the ride along.
I had always wanted to take a longer trip but was always limited to vacation time. This year I took a few weeks of unpaid leave. It was great to not have a schedule, at least in the beginning. Now I want to take a longer trip every year . . .

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Old 09-18-2013, 09:56 PM   #146
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Eisenhower Tunnel I-70 west of Denver, CO

I had not heard of the Eisenhower Tunnel before (info here), but as I was running out of time I had to ride west on I-70 after leaving Denver. When it was built it was the longest tunnel in the world for vehicular traffic



so sorry for being out of order. I was not able to edit my video on the road due to technical difficulties

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Confederation Bridge - New Brunswick to PEI

I left Vancouver on July 10th, 2013 and a mere 16 days later I found myself in Pocologan, New Brunswick. My tour guide and myself packed up early from our accommodations with a view of the Bay of Fundy




It was exciting to think that we would soon be riding over the famous Confederation Bridge which connects New Brunswick with Prince Edward Island




Vstar*Lady had an important family matter to attend to so I waited patiently and played with my camera. As I think about it now, it seems like a dream that never happened. We had finally reached the destination of our tour this year, to spend a few days on PEI




and ride over THE bridge. A few hours later we finally arrived . . .




Here is a bird's eye view of the 12.9 kilometer bridge as it looks from the handlebars of my BMW R1200R. You can just notice PEI in the background




We had been talking about riding our bikes over the Conferation Bridge ever since we were planning this trip, and now we are doing it




There are not that many vantage points available to pose your bike




At the time this bridge was constructed, it was the longest bridge over open water. It is now know as the longest bridge over ice covered water.

Here is a video to show you how long it felt . . . VstarLady is in front but I hung back a bit to try and show you a clear road ahead



I was having so much lobster I think I was turning into one


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I know I'm getting behind in posting up my videos but we were on PEI for a few days and we rode down to the Historic Wood Island Lighthouse



While the main roads are paved, most of the sideroads are red dirt which is very slippery when wet

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Old 10-10-2013, 03:46 PM   #149
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Awesome trip. Great photos. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 10-11-2013, 10:31 AM   #150
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Awesome trip. Great photos. Thanks for sharing.
Bultaco:

thanks for reading. It was a great trip but I am only now working on my videos. I was editing challenged on my trip, had some sort of a software glitch and my program would not run.

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