Texas Hill Country 2020

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ February 29, 2020/ Touring/ 0 comments

Part 2: Monday’s are usually a day of relaxation in my household as my regular work schedule is Tuesday thru Saturday.  This Monday found me wide awake with anticipation at 4:30am for what lie ahead this day. The three Hill Country Ranch Roads, 335, 336 and 337, are known throughout Texas as the Twisted Sisters, and riders come from near

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Texas Hill Country 2020

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ February 28, 2020/ Touring/ 0 comments

Part 1: February in New Orleans usually means one thing- the madness of Mardi Gras.  To the locals, there is very little grey area; you either love it and embrace all that the insanity has to offer, or you despise it and flee until the city resumes some sense of normalcy.  I fall into the latter classification and usually try

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NOLA to Canadian Rockies 2018-Day 16

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ June 30, 2018/ BMW R1200RT, New Orleans to Canadian Rockies 2018, Touring/ 0 comments

Day 16: Departure Location: Whitefish, MT Time: 07:00 Weather Conditions: 54 and mostly clear Daily High Temperature: 79F Destination: Billings, MT Daily Miles Logged: 494 Arrival Time: 17:10 States Visited:  Montana Daily Highlights: Riding to get to where we need to be for our way home.  No real “fun roads” explored and mostly interstate riding to get Annette and Elizabeth

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NOLA to Canadian Rockies 2018-Day 15

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ June 29, 2018/ BMW R1200RT, New Orleans to Canadian Rockies 2018, Touring/ 0 comments

Day 15: Departure Location: Banff, BC Time: 06:30 Weather Conditions: Low 40’s and overcast Daily High Temperature: 67F ( in St. Mary, Montana) Destination: Whitefish, MT Daily Miles Logged: 361 Arrival Time: 18:10 States Visited: Banff, British Columbia, Montana Daily Highlights: Glacier National Park Going to the Sun Road As the only road to cross Glacier National Park from east

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NOLA to Canadian Rockies 2018-Day 14

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ June 28, 2018/ BMW R1200RT, New Orleans to Canadian Rockies 2018, Touring/ 0 comments

Day 14 Departure Location: Jasper, BC Time: 08:00 Weather Conditions: 52F and overcast Daily High Temperature: 62F Destination: Banff, BC Daily Miles Logged: 198 Arrival Time: 18:10 States Visited: Banff, Jasper Daily Highlights: Columbia Icefields. Just as the name implies these glaciers or “fields of ice” straddle Banff National Park and Jasper National Park and they are the largest south of the

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NOLA to Canadian Rockies 2018-Day 13

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ June 27, 2018/ BMW R1200RT, New Orleans to Canadian Rockies 2018, Touring/ 0 comments

Day 13 Departure Location: Calgary, BC Time: 0630 Weather Conditions: 62F Daily High Temperature: 72F Destination: Jasper, BC Daily Miles Logged: 328 Arrival Time: 1700 States Visited: Banff, Calgary British Columbia Daily Highlights: Icefields Parkway: One of Canada’s national treasures and most rewarding destinations. Stretching 232km (144mi.) through the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site, this world-class

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NOLA to Canadian Rockies 2018-Day 12

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ June 26, 2018/ BMW R1200RT, New Orleans to Canadian Rockies 2018, Touring/ 1 comments

Day 12 Departure Location: Banff, Alberta Time: 0800 Weather Conditions: Clear and cold, 49F Daily High Temperature: 74F (Daily low of 35F with snow!) Destination: Calgary, Alberta Daily Miles Logged: 304 Arrival Time: 18:20 Visited: Banff, Calgary Daily Highlights: Columbia Icefields…! Our day began like so many have, early rise, quick pack of the bike, quick breakfast and then on

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NOLA to Canadian Rockies 2018-Day 11

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ June 25, 2018/ BMW R1200RT, New Orleans to Canadian Rockies 2018, Touring/ 0 comments

Day 11: Departure Location: Nelson, BC Time: 08:45 Weather Conditions: cool and overcast Daily High Temperature: 89F Destination: Banff, BC Daily Miles Logged: 353 Arrival Time: 18:30 Provinces Visited: British Columbia, Alberta Daily Highlights: Kootenay Bay-Balfour Ferry Columbia Icefields Parkway Kananaskis Trail-The highest paved road in Canada, The Highwood Pass. It is located just west of the city of Calgary.

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NOLA to Canadian Rockies 2018-Day 10

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ June 24, 2018/ BMW R1200RT, New Orleans to Canadian Rockies 2018, Touring/ 0 comments

Departure Location: Chilliwack, BC Time: 07:45 Weather Conditions:62 and clear skies Daily High Temperature: Destination: Nelson, BC Daily Miles Logged: 455 Arrival Time: 18:30 States Visited: British Columbia Daily Highlights: Coquihalla Highway and Canyon Provencial Park Last Railway Spike Location Awesome roads With such a late arrival last night, and so many miles to cover today, we agreed to an

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NOLA to Canadian Rockies 2018-Day 9

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ June 23, 2018/ BMW R1200RT, New Orleans to Canadian Rockies 2018, Touring/ 0 comments

Departure Location: Seattle, WA Time: 07:00 Weather Conditions: Rainy and 63F Daily High Temperature:89F Destination: Chilliwack, BC Daily Miles Logged: 435 Arrival Time: 21:15 States Visited: Washington, British Columbia Daily Highlights: Lighthouse Park West Vancouver, BC Here is a review from Trip Advisor: This is a beautiful park. Its main feature is the Port Atkinson Lighthouse. Getting to the lighthouse itself

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