Ozark’s to York PA 2016 Day 13

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ June 8, 2016/ BMW R1200RT, General Rants & Raves About Riding, New Orleans to Ozarks to York 2016, Touring/ 0 comments

Departure Location: Boone, NC Time: 07:40 Weather Conditions: 62 Daily High Temperature:85 Destination: Cleveland, TN Arrival Time: 19:34 Daily Miles Logged: 422 State Visited: North Carolina, Tennessee And then there were three… Today marked the final miles to be shared with our friend Jon who has been responsible for the intricate daily ride plans that we have enjoyed for the

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Ozark’s to York PA 2016 Day 12

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ June 7, 2016/ BMW R1200RT, General Rants & Raves About Riding, New Orleans to Ozarks to York 2016, Touring/ 0 comments

Departure Location: Stauton, VA Time: 0730 Weather Conditions:67 and clear Daily High Temperature: 87 Destination: Boone, NC Daily Miles Logged: 322 Arrival Time 1830 States Visited: Virginia, North Carolina Today was our first day on the Blue Ridge Parkway as we are making our way home.  My day started as the sun was coming up with a good wipe down

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Ozark’s to York PA 2016 Day 11

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ June 6, 2016/ BMW R1200RT, General Rants & Raves About Riding, New Orleans to Ozarks to York 2016, Touring/ 0 comments

Departure Location: York, Pa Time: 0845 Weather Conditions:68 and clear Daily High Temperature: 89 Destination:  Staunton, VA Arrival Time: 1925 Daily Miles Logged:259 States Visited: Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia  Our morning began with a short ride from our hotel to the Harley Davidson Assembly Plant in York, PA.  Not being a real Harley fanatic, what I gather is that

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Ozark’s to York PA 2016 Day 10

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ June 5, 2016/ BMW R1200RT, General Rants & Raves About Riding, New Orleans to Ozarks to York 2016, Touring/ 0 comments

Departure Location: York, PA Time: 0900 Weather Conditions: Cloudy with afternoon showers expected Daily High Temperature: 84 Destination: Hershey and Lancaster, PA Daily Miles Logged: 126 State Visited: Pennsylvania Today marked the last of our improvised days and as such, we set out to explore the area for two things that we knew were here… Hershey Chocolate and Amish culture.

Ozark’s to York PA 2016 Day 9

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ June 4, 2016/ BMW R1200RT, General Rants & Raves About Riding, New Orleans to Ozarks to York 2016, Touring/ 0 comments

Departure Location: Hagerstown, MD Time: 0900 Weather Conditions: Cloudy with the threat of rain (yet we remained undeterred!) Daily High Temperature: 84 Destination: York, PA via Washington, DC Daily Miles Logged: 205 (including 2 Uber rides) State Visited: Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia Day two of our “off the plan” plan started with a quick hotel breakfast,

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Ozark’s to York PA 2016 Day 8

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ June 3, 2016/ BMW R1200RT, General Rants & Raves About Riding, New Orleans to Ozarks to York 2016, Touring/ 0 comments

Departure Location: Nashville, TN (Was to be Sikeston, MO) Time: 0745 Weather Conditions: Clear and 68 Daily High Temperature: 89 Destination: Hagerstown, Maryland (was to be York, PA) Arrival Time: 2055 Daily Miles Logged: 649 State Visited: Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland A day of firsts: First time riding in the pouring rain with no rain gear. (I have ridden

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Ozark’s to York PA 2016 Day 7

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ June 2, 2016/ BMW R1200RT, General Rants & Raves About Riding, New Orleans to Ozarks to York 2016, Touring/ 0 comments

Departure Location: Mountain Home, AR Time: 0700 Weather Conditions: 68 and drizzlng Daily High Temperature: 89 Destination: Nashville, TN (was originally Sikeston, MO) Arrival Time: 1725 Daily Miles Logged: 442 State Visited: Arkansas, Missouri, Tennesee Today was all about getting out of the way of the bad weather that has been pushing us around all week. Last night, the call

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Ozark’s to York PA 2016 Day 6

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ June 1, 2016/ BMW R1200RT, General Rants & Raves About Riding, New Orleans to Ozarks to York 2016, Touring/ 0 comments

Departure Location: Mountain Home, AR Time: 0800 Weather Conditions: 70 and partly cloudy Daily High Temperature: 83 Destination: Mountain Home, Ar Daily Miles Logged: 239 State Visited: Arkansas, Oklahoma Short post: Interesting day of riding.  Visited two historic grist mills… the others that we planned on visiting were off of dirts roads which we opted out of.

Ozark’s to York PA 2016 Day 5

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ May 31, 2016/ BMW R1200RT, General Rants & Raves About Riding, New Orleans to Ozarks to York 2016, Touring/ 0 comments

Departure Location: Eureka Springs, AR Time: 0827 Weather Conditions: Partly Cloudy and 68 degrees Daily High Temperature: 84 Destination: Mountain Home, Arkansas Daily Miles Logged: 330 State Visited: Arkansas, Missouri We left an hour later than we had planned this morning and Trent rode home due to a personal situation that he needed to tend to.  Today’s roads were absolutely amazing

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Ozark’s to York PA 2016 Day 4

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ May 30, 2016/ BMW R1200RT, General Rants & Raves About Riding, New Orleans to Ozarks to York 2016, Touring/ 0 comments

Departure Location: Eureka Springs, AR (Again!) Time: 0800 Weather Conditions: Clear on departure… Rain the rest of the day! Daily High Temperature: 84 Destination: Eureka Springs, AR (Again!) Daily Miles Logged: 102 State Visited: Arkansas, (and Oklahoma for gas) Today held the promise of many fantastic experiences to add to our collection, but the weather was having its own way

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