Category Archives: Ride Diaries

Log of all our major rides since 2010. For individual rides, see “Site Map” on the main Menu bar or “Categories” on the side bar for various itineraries. The list is already too long for the Menu bar.

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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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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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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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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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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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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