Southwest Adventure 2015… Day 5

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ May 31, 2015/ BMW R1200RT, General Rants & Raves About Riding, Southwest Adventure 2015, Touring/ 0 comments

Departure Location: Flagstaff, AZ Time: 0600 Weather Conditions: 51 and clear Odometer: 5786 Daily High Temperature: 97 Destination: Mount Carmel, UT Arrival Time: 1956 Daily Miles Logged: 394 Total Trip Miles: 2550 State Visited: Arizona, Utah Note to self… before the next motorcycle adventure, delete songs like, “Falling Forward” (Margret Becker) “After the fall” (Journey), “Catch me I’m falling” (Pretty

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Southwest Adventure 2015… Day 4

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ May 30, 2015/ BMW R1200RT, General Rants & Raves About Riding, Southwest Adventure 2015, Touring/ 0 comments

Departure Location: Show Low, AZ Time: 0800 Odometer: 5407 Weather Conditions: 66 at departure with clear skies… soon to be much hotter Daily High Temperature: 107 logged in Pheonix Destination: Flagstaff, AZ Arrival Time: 1945 Daily Miles Logged: 398 Total Trip Miles: 2154 (GPS) State Visited: Arizona “…But It’s A Dry Heat…” Don’t believe that statement if anyone tries to

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Southwest Adventure 2015… Day 3

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ May 29, 2015/ BMW R1200RT, General Rants & Raves About Riding, Southwest Adventure 2015, Touring/ 0 comments

Departure Location: Iraan, TX (not a misspelling!) Time: 0717 Odometer at Departure: 4716 Weather Conditions: 62 and clear skies Daily High Temperature: 96 Destination: Show Low, AZ Arrival Time: 1930 Daily Miles Logged: 691 Total Trip Miles: 1769 State Visited: Texas, New Mexico, Arizona As I begin writing this entry, I now realize that today, our group has encountered three

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Southwest Adventure 2015… Day 2

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ May 29, 2015/ BMW R1200RT, General Rants & Raves About Riding, Southwest Adventure 2015, Touring/ 0 comments

Departure Location: Kerrville, TX Time: 0700 Departure Odometer: 4258 Weather Conditions: 75 and mostly cloudy at departure.  Slight rain in Bandera, and monsoon in Iraan, Tx Daily High Temperature: 89 Destination: Fort Stockton, TX (pulled up short 61 miles and called it a day in Iraan, TX Arrival Time: 1835 Daily Miles Logged: 464 Total Trip Miles: 1071 State Visited:

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Southwest Adventure 2015… Day 1

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ May 27, 2015/ BMW R1200RT, General Rants & Raves About Riding, Southwest Adventure 2015, Touring/ 2 comments

Departure Location: New Orleans, LA Time: 0545 Weather Conditions: 72 on departure and partly cloudy, to deluges of rain from Lafayette, La to Beaumont Texas. Odometer: 3657 Daily High Temperature: 93 in San Antonio. Destination: Kerrville, TX Arrival Time:1845. Daily Miles Logged: 603 Total Trip Miles: 603 State Visited: Louisiana, Texas Rain, heat, Texan Muffuletta’s, and a case of “Black

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Southwest… here we come!

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ May 26, 2015/ BMW R1200RT, Gear, General Rants & Raves About Riding, Southwest Adventure 2015, Touring/ 1 comments

After numerous months of discussion and a few weeks of preparation, the day has finally arrived for our Southwest adventure to begin.  It would be disingenuous for me to even infer that I had any real part in the intensive labor involved in putting a trip like this together.  That distinction goes to our ride leader, Jon Marks.  His thoughtful

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Southwest Adventure 2015… Trip Overview

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ May 17, 2015/ BMW R1200RT, General Rants & Raves About Riding, Southwest Adventure 2015, Touring/ 0 comments

In less than two weeks, I will join a group of friends on another adventure of a lifetime!  This year, we set our sights on the great southwest and will experience a wide variety of terrain, altitude, temperature, and culture. At the end of this journey, my endeavor to ride my motorcycle in each of the lower 48 United States

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