New Orleans to Canada: Day 14 Waynesboro, Virginia to Johnson City, Tennessee

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ May 30, 2013/ BMW R1200RT, General Rants & Raves About Riding, New Orleans to Canada 2013, Touring/ 0 comments

Date: May 30th, 2013 Departure TIme: 8:12am Departure Temperature 59 degrees Arrival Time: 7:35pm States Covered: Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee Miles Covered: 390 Sunrise was before 6am this morning and we were blessed with clear skies the entire day. We prayed for safe riding today, and the good Lord knows we needed it with the maniacal drivers that reside in

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New Orleans to Canada: Day 13 Pennsylvania to Virginia

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ May 29, 2013/ BMW R1200RT, General Rants & Raves About Riding, New Orleans to Canada 2013, Touring/ 0 comments

Date: May 29th, 2013 Departure TIme: 7:41am Arrival Time: 6:35pm States Covered: Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia Miles Covered: 258 Temperature at departure: 65 degrees We rallied this morning at 7:30am to depart for our ride through the battlefields of Gettysburg. Our hotel was conveniently located just a few blocks from the national parks entrance and, after a few missed

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New Orleans to Canada: Day 12 Youngstown, PA to Gettysburg, PA

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ May 28, 2013/ BMW R1200RT, General Rants & Raves About Riding, New Orleans to Canada 2013, Touring/ 0 comments

Date: May 28th, 2013 Departure TIme: 8:58 am Departure Temperature: 62 degrees Arrival Time: 6:25pm States Covered: Pennsylvania Miles Covered: 255 (200+ rain-soaked) We rolled directily towards Gettysburg this morning via I-76 deleteing our side adventure on PA 666 taking us into the heart of the Allegheny National Forest. This call was a bit of a disappointment to us all

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New Orleans to Canada: Day 11 Niagara Falls Ontario- Detroit Michigan- Youngstown Ohio

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ May 27, 2013/ BMW R1200RT, General Rants & Raves About Riding, New Orleans to Canada 2013, Touring/ 0 comments

Date: May 27th, 2013 Departure TIme: 8:21am Arrival Time: 7:20pm States Covered: Ontario, Michigan, Ohio Miles Covered: 454 Today saw the departure of the ladies that were riding along with us for the past week. This meant that, not only do we no longer have their wonderful company, but we also no longer have the chase vehicle. Since we reached

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New Orleans to Canada: Day 10 Rochester NY, Toronto Ontario, Niagara Falls

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ May 26, 2013/ BMW R1200RT, General Rants & Raves About Riding, New Orleans to Canada 2013, Touring/ 0 comments

Date: May 26th, 2013 Departure TIme: 8:30am Arrival Time: 7:05pm States Covered: New York, Ontario, Canada Miles Covered: 254 Weather conditions: Sunny and 52 on departure Today was planned to be a short hop ver the border and then a day to visit the falls, however, Matt, Trent and I decided to press a little deeper into Canada to the

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New Orleans to Canada: Day 9 Berlin, VT to Rochester, NY

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ May 25, 2013/ BMW R1200RT, General Rants & Raves About Riding, New Orleans to Canada 2013, Touring/ 0 comments

Date: May 25th, 2013 Departure TIme: 8:30am Arrival Time: 6:45pm States Covered: Vermont, New Hampshire, New York Miles Covered: 352 (over 300 miles in the rain just today) Departure temperature: 39 degrees and steady rain Rain and cold temperatures dominated the day, with the exception of the last 80-100 miles. After seven out of the last eight days of riding

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New Orleans to Canada: Day 8 Brunswick, Maine to Berlin, VT

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ May 24, 2013/ BMW R1200RT, General Rants & Raves About Riding, New Orleans to Canada 2013, Touring/ 0 comments

Date: May 24th, 2013 Departure TIme: 8:50am Arrival Time: 6:30pm States Covered: Maine, Vermont Miles Covered: 267 (Backroads) Arrival temperature: 42 degrees Today was another day of wet riding.  We began and ended the day in our rain gear, however, it was 62 degrees when we left Maine and 42 degrees when we arrived in Berlin.    As the temperature

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New Orleans to Canada: Day 7 Brattleboro, Vermont to Brunswick, Maine

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ May 23, 2013/ BMW R1200RT, General Rants & Raves About Riding, New Orleans to Canada 2013, Touring/ 0 comments

Date: May 23rd, 2013 Departure TIme: 7:00 am Arrival Time: 6:15pm States Covered: Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine Miles Covered: 340 Our day began with the hope for clear skies as we pulled away from the Best Western in Brattleboro. Our first stop was at a beautiful covered bridge that was constructed in 1879. We had an opportunity to take a

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New Orleans to Canada: Day 6 Danbury, CT to Brattleboro, Vermont

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ May 22, 2013/ BMW R1200RT, General Rants & Raves About Riding, New Orleans to Canada 2013, Touring/ 0 comments

Date: May 22nd, 2013 Departure TIme: 9:05pm Arrival Time: 7:35pm States Covered: Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont Miles Covered: TBD ( I forgot to mark the ending odometer reading) Our team was scheduled to depart today at 8:30am, however, we missed that time by a few minutes. I was actually relieved somewhat as this gave me a few extra minutes

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New Orleans to Canada: Day 5 Lancaster PA to Danbury CT

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ May 21, 2013/ BMW R1200RT, General Rants & Raves About Riding, New Orleans to Canada 2013, Touring/ 0 comments

Date: May 21st, 2013 Departure TIme: 8:50am Arrival Time: 7:30pm States Covered: Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Connecticut Miles Covered: 298 Today’s weather was another gift from God after the first three rainy days of our adventure. We saw nothing but clear skies and temps from the upper 70’s in the morning to the mid 80’s this afternoon.

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