Day Three: Evanston WY to Salmon UT

Day Three: Evanston WY to Salmon UT

High prarie motorcycling... long, lonely roads, and not many towns. I did ride over a pass or two, giving me a few twisties to ride. The air is still clear here in Wyoming and after crossing into Idaho, the heat becomes an issue. 95 degrees in Idaho Falls. I headed...

First Ride Out

I took the bike out this afternoon for a three hour ride. Headed down to Coolidge and then over to Casa Grande, up to Maricopa and home. Two lane highways are my favorites, and I was able to keep to them the entire trip. It was interesting to me that the bike really...

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A Most Difficult Part of the Journey

This part of the road is a possible problem. It is far beyond my tanks capacity for mileage, and I am not sure I can carry four gallons of petrol on the bike. This is a huge disappointment if I cannot take this road. My bike can get about 200 miles to a tank, so I am...

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The Bike is Chosen

THE BIKE: I got a great deal on a 2008 Kawasaki Vulcan 1600 totally outfitted for long motorcycle trips. With only 20,000 miles and an owner that was as fastidious about this bike as anyone could be, it seems to be the perfect riding machine for me. With the nerve...

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Motorcycle Lessons Tomorrow

MOTORCYCLE LESSONS... As I have said, it has been 41 years since I have been on a motorcycle. And that is a long time. In addition, the last bike I rode was a small sporty chopper. A Honda CB 750 chopper with extended forks and lowered seat. I will be riding a bike...

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Packing For A Motorcycle Trip

It's never too early to begin to plan the packing. Understanding HOW I am going to pack for the trip will help me understand what I should take on the trip. Since the purpose is to make photographs I know for sure I will be taking a camera or two. At this point it...

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The Idea Part Two

We have so many doubts these days. What happened to the idea that we could do anything we put our minds to? I awoke the next night after making this proclamation of a plan to ride a motorcycle (as yet un-owned) to the wilds of Alaska with a cold fear. What the hell...

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The Idea Part One

This is how it went down... I wrote an article about how "wishing and hoping" and thinking about something you wanted to do was not the same thing as getting off your ass and doing it. Then I read my article and heard myself... I really HEARD what I have been telling...

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