Looking at Past Travels with 20/20 Hindsight

Looking at Past Travels with 20/20 Hindsight

Tonight over dinner, Kenny and I were talking about a road trip that we took together in 2005. We rode out to see Mount Rushmore. And since we were in the neighborhood, we also stopped in to visit Yellowstone. With only a small window of time to get out there from Long Island, we had to more »

Nerdy Words for the Motorcycle Travel Blogger

Nerdy Words for the Motorcycle Travel Blogger

The Grandiloquent Word of the Day features lovely and sometimes funny sounding little-used words or antiquated slang. I thought this particular word was appropriate as we head off into the weekend. And for the other hodophile word-nerds among you, this post of 25 Words Every Traveller Should Have in Their Vocabulary may tickle your fancy, more »

New Year’s Eve in the Valley of Fire

New Year’s Eve in the Valley of Fire

On the morning of December 31st, 2016, when I awoke it was still dark. I was in Las Vegas. I hadn’t planned on being there for New Year’s Eve, it was just the way that my trip unfolded. Though it was a holiday, it was an easy place to get a room and I ended more »

Postcards from the 2017 IBR: Chris’ Riding Adventures

Postcards from the 2017 IBR: Chris’ Riding Adventures

Last week when I went to my PO Box, I opened it to find among its contents two postcards that rode in the 2017 Iron Butt Rally. For the uninitiated, that’s the toughest road rally of ’em all. So the slogan goes – 11,000 miles in 11 days. Can you even imagine? These two cards more »

The Ebb and Flow of Motivation

The Ebb and Flow of Motivation

Ebb and flow. My thoughts and motivations come in waves, pushing in and pulling back. Just when I think I’ve got myself into a nice, natural posting rhythm, I go belly up and float along helplessly in the tide. It is times like these, times when I flounder, that I know I need to learn more »

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