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xx Another weekend ride - and I added two new countries to my list! | 05 Sep 13
03:43:07 by Mrs. DantesDame | Views: 27516 | Comments: 21

August 31-September 1, 2013

Summer's end was rapidly approaching and it was only right to continue to take advantage of the region's roads before the snow began to fly and the alpine passes closed for the winter. It was decided that myself, Dan, Bob and his wife Niki would take off for the weekend, riding to an undetermined destination. We had discussed a general loop that would take us into southern Germany, around Lake Constance (Bodensee) and then drop us into the Appenzell region of Switzerland.

Saturday morning dawned bright but Dan decided not to go on the ride. Awesome husband that he is, ...

xx Trippin' Connies 5: Glacial Express | 28 Aug 13
18:30:11 by klb1122 | Views: 37725 | Comments: 61

It’s that time of year again.  The Connies have been fitted with new tires and filled with fresh oil.  Routes and reservations have been made.  It’s time to see some new sights, check several more states off the list, and get some fresh air.  I love taking these trips, but I always leave with a heavy heart, especially this year being away from my daughter and pregnant wife.  I can’t thank my wife enough for her understanding.  

Day 1 - 7/27/2013 - Houston, TX to Salina, KS - 681 Miles,-96.7996234+to:Comfort+Suites,+West+Schilling...

xx Andiamo! A trip to Manarola, Italy | 06 Aug 13
07:46:21 by Mrs. DantesDame | Views: 15994 | Comments: 20

Link to the webpage

orson has just lost his right to complain about me not taking a "real" bike ride around here: I've been to the Mediterranean and back  

There's a helluva lot of information from this ride, even though it only took place over 4 days. Or maybe I should say, "I put a helluva a lot of information" into this ride  Bigsmile  Therefore, I'm going to break up the pages into four, one for each day. Day 1 is linked above, and I'll add the other links here as I complete them. And of course, here are some photos for your vi...

xx Four Days in the Ozarks | 16 Jul 13
10:16:15 by Jetpilot5 | Views: 33192 | Comments: 27


Fudge and I have known each other for a while now, first meeting at a Region 4 Coffee Meet a number of years ago.  I’ve been fortunate enough to take a few trips with him, including an STN National in West Virginia, CSTN in Eureka Springs, Arkansas and a couple of long weekends running the letter roads in SW Wisconsin.

For a while we had been trying to make arrangements to do another trip and when the BBQ run over the four day July 4th weekend in Monett, Missouri was posted, we discussed going but decided that we would keep our options open.  With about a week to go to departure we had settled on riding to Lexington, Kentucky and then exploring some of the roads east of there.  Only two days b...

xx Riding Swiss passes - does it ever get old? | 14 Jul 13
13:16:54 by Mrs. DantesDame | Views: 16055 | Comments: 16

June 13, 2013

Almost two weeks prior I had been led by a local across some of Switzerland’s most coveted and famous motorcycle riding roads. Now it was my turn to lead. Bob (from the ride to Le Grand Balloon) and Dan were excited to see these roads for themselves and we set aside Saturday for the fun.

We had been advised to get an early start, as many other riders (and drivers and sightseers) would have the same idea. That in mind, we agreed to meet at 6:30 am and make quick work of the autobahn between here and Olten. From there it would be noth...

xx Selling the House and Going to California. Electrifying! | 11 Jul 13
01:49:36 by MisterSmooth | Views: 18087 | Comments: 28

In 1968, when my wife Page was seven years old, her folks built a vacation house on the north shore of Lake Tahoe.  They had four kids (Mark, Ross, Page, and Sally) so it had three bedrooms, including one extra large dorm style bedroom for the kids and two bathrooms.  Although it might have been deluxe accommodations by the standards of the time, it is now considered modest.

In 1968 a carport was enough.

Page has a mental lockerful of childhood memories that revolve around this house.  On Friday nights the family would pile in the Ford Country Squire, complete with wood side panels, and drive up to the cabin from their house in San Francisco.  The boys would go skiing at Incline in t...

xx The French Alps & Tuscany: A picture trip report (long) | 10 Jul 13
18:16:06 by throttlemeister | Views: 10112 | Comments: 15


It's that time of year again. Ready for a trip. Smile On Saturday the 22nd of June we left, heading south. First stop was near Verdun to visit the WW1 memorial site. Massively impressive.

While we were there, a platoon of French military came marching up for some history lessons.


xx My child-free trip to South Lake Tahoe | 09 Jul 13
11:18:34 by bluepoof | Views: 18467 | Comments: 54

I am on a road trip!  My already tenuous grasp on sanity was weakening with every passing day, so I convinced Peter to be a stay-at-home dad for four days.  The goal is for me to be A Real Person and remember what life is like when one talks to adults and does not have to read “The Lost (and Found) Balloon” and “Hop on Pop” upwards of 20 times per day.

So, this morning I hopped on the Ninjette and aimed east-ish.  My first stop was the Stockton Rural Cemetery (7 points for the Equinox to Equinox Rally!).  I didn’t take any photos between my house and Stockton because no one wants to waste their time looking at photos of hot East Bay interstates.

Between Stockton and Jackson; yes, it’s as hot as it looks.  In the midwest, that scenery ...

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