Monthly Archives: July 2012

Home at last…well, in BC anyway

Tuesday, July 17. At the moment we are in Cranbrook, BC all snug in a motel we have stayed in before. Rum poured, chips served and all dressed up in dry clothes. This morning we checked Arlene’s rear tire and … Continue reading

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Gotta love thunderstorms

We’re camped in Medicine Hat at the moment. Don’t let me fool you. We’re in a motel. It’s just a figure of speach. (For our American buddies – that is actually the name of a place) Last night I had a … Continue reading

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Heading west

Today is Sunday, July 15. We’re in Regina at the moment. Yesterday we left Winnipeg heading for Souris to visit Betty Clevett, a friend who Arlene met working through her geneology. Betty was married to a cousin who passed away … Continue reading

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Mental Snapshots of the South

While we have been  on the road I have been putting together small articles for Canadian Biker. A piece that I did on the Wheels Through Time museum has already been accepted. I also put something assembled as we rode along describing all … Continue reading

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Hanging in Winnipeg

Just a note to say that we’re in Winnipeg and will be here visiting and the like until we leave on Saturday. Good, simple, short ride from Grand Forks, ND to here. North Dakota and southern Manitoba is absolutely the flattest … Continue reading

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Ahhhh.

July 9 in Grand Forks, ND. Today was a lope. Only about 150 miles. Sometimes flat and straight is just what the doctor ordered. We headed west from Staples on US 10, turned north on US 59 at Detroit Lakes then … Continue reading

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Lets hear it for weather prognosticators!!

It’s July 8 and we’re in Staples, MN. Only about 250 miles today (400 km) but that was intentional because we front loaded the daily mileage over the first three days in case the going got tough. Well, today had … Continue reading

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We can, we can, we can catch a break.

Saturday July 07. About 10,000 klicks so far. That’s about 6000 miles in the Excited States. 🙂 We cracked off 360 miles or about 575 km today. We’re in Eau Claire, WI. Today we got a late start. We planned … Continue reading

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If this is Friday, this must be Gary, Indiana.

Well almost. We’re in Merrillville, IN but who would know where that is? The motels are cheaper here and we can dodge downtown Chicago from here tomorrow. Rush hour in Chicago is something we don’t want to experience. Today was your basic … Continue reading

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Really (not) enjoying the Interstates

Today was the first of probably five days grinding the interstates to Winnipeg. It’s destination-oriented riding but that’s what we have to do. We popped out of Virginia into Maryland, then into Pennsylvania and finally Ohio. Although we were on … Continue reading

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