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Western US 2015: almost last day :(

Lots of time to think but not look around. Ontario, OR to Yakima, WA. Interstate all the way. So, the questions was asked, “Self, what’s the difference between a long, straight, two lane road through central Nevada and a long, straight road (for … Continue reading

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Western US 2015: day 8

“In the direction of home” edited to “heading home”. So we looked at the weather at home next week. Not good. The thought of ending a great ride in the rain was pretty disheartening.  It never fails, as soon as we’re headed toward … Continue reading

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Western US 2015. I think this is day 7

How quickly things change. Such a great ride yesterday you’d think we were going to stay on the road for a month. We were pretty stoked about heading east. Until this morning… Nothing drastic happened. We just both got up … Continue reading

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Western US 2015: day 6

Highway 50. The Not-So-Lonely Road Lonely Road my foot. I love this road. If you want lonely, go to Alaska. Heading out this AM was nice at about 9:30. Very quickly we were out of town and on the real … Continue reading

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Road trip 2015: Day5

High plains drifters, we are. Susanville is a nice town. About 6500 folks live there. Decent motels and all that stuff. Not a bad place for a hub if riding northern California or simply as a starting point. We were off … Continue reading

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Western US 2015 day four

Nothing spectacular today. Just a great day on the road. The three firefighters we met last night were in the breakfast room. The plan was to get an early start but BS’ing with firefighters wasn’t in the plan. We sent them … Continue reading

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Road trip 2015 Day three

Day three; Western US ride Again with the ass-dragging in the AM! You’d think we had done this before. We planned three easy days because… well because we are just enjoying being on the road all by our little selves. Now … Continue reading

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On the road again: Road trip 2015

Day one and two The plan: head south to northern California, take in the north east corner including #49 – the route of the gold seeker in of all years – 1849. Head east from there – probably #50 in Nevada … Continue reading

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Ron’s Ride

I’m feeling kind of melancholy at the moment. September 7, 2010 our friend Ron Remenda passed away suddenly. He left us way too early but knew he was on borrowed time, having suffered a heart attack several years earlier. Ron … Continue reading

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Epilogue: Wraping it up

A couple of weeks ago (July 20, as I recall) we pulled in the driveway like it was a stand-up homer. We came from Vernon but had a good long stop at my sister’s in Merritt making the last leg … Continue reading

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