Upcoming Northwest Adventure… 2014

I am very excited to announce that I will be part of another epic odyssey this summer with one of the best group of guys you could ever hope to travel with.  Our destination... The great Pacific Northwest, and all points in between! Our trip will begin in New Orleans, ...

Northwest Trip Preparations

Just a few days remain between me, the road out west and another unique adventure that I will be able to claim as my own.  I have methodically implemented my trip preparations and feel confident that I have covered all of the items necessary for the type of trip that ...

Northwest Adventure 2014… Day 1

Departure Location:New Orleans, LA Time: 05:40 Weather Conditions: Muggy, chance of rain and 76 degrees Daily High Temperature:92 degrees Destination: Childress, TX Arrival time: 20:25. Daily Miles Logged: 770 States visited: Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma. The day began at 4:15am with normal preparations for a day on the bike... The difference ...

Northwest Adventure 2014… Day 2

Departure Location:Childress TX Time:07:22 Starting odometer reading: 19220 Weather Conditions:clear and 71 degrees Daily High Temperature: 93 Destination:Williams Arizona Arrival time: 19:56 (pacific standard time) Daily Miles Logged:752 States visited: New Mexico, Arizona. Tonight will be brief as we have an early departure again in the morning with the longest ...

Northwest Adventure 2014… Day 3

Departure Location: Williams, Az Odometer reading at departure:19974 Time:7:00 Weather Conditions: 58 degrees and clear Daily High Temperature: 107 Destination: Oakland, Ca Arrival time: 02:40am (June 29th) Odometer reading at arrival:20827 Daily Miles Logged: 859 States visited: Arizona, Nevada, California. We decided last night to push for an early start ...

Northwest Adventure 2014… Day 4

Departure Location: Oakland,Ca Departure odometer: 20827 Time: 12:00 Weather Conditions:sunny and 82 Daily High Temperature:89 Destination: Fort Bragg, CA Daily Miles Logged:209 After our very late arrival from Saturdays epic journey, the group consensus was to depart the hotel at noon. I set my alarm for 9:30am and was up ...

Northwest Adventure 2014… Day 5

Departure Location: fort Bragg Time:7:20am Weather Conditions:56 degrees Daily High Temperature: 98 Destination: Grants Pass, OR Daily Miles Logged:313 Today began with a crispness to the morning air that seemed somewhat otherworldly. Most of us elected to layer up and pull out the heated liners for the brisk morning run ...

Northwest Adventure 2014… Day 6

Departure Location: Grants Pass, Oregon. Time: 7:44 Weather Conditions: clear and 65 degrees Daily High Temperature: 104 Destination: Baker City, OR Arrived at 20:23 Daily Miles Logged: 561 States Covered: Oregon, Washington Our departure today was relatively uneventful as our group congregated in a purposeful manner after a quick breakfast ...

Northwest Adventure 2014… Day 7

Departure Location: Baker City, Oregon Departure Time: 7:50 Weather Conditions: clear and 67 Daily High Temperature: 104 Destination: Pocatello, Idaho Arrival Time: 20:40 Daily Miles Logged: 489.2 I chose to begin my day differently than I have this past week and sleep a little later and skip breakfast at the ...

Northwest Adventure 2014… Day 8

Departure Location: Pocatella, Idaho Time:7:55 Weather Conditions:64 Daily High Temperature: 102 Destination: Yellowstone park, Montana Daily Miles Logged: 301 The day has slipped by so quickly and I am just now finding a moment to write... However, this post will not be seen for at least a few days as ...

Northwest Adventure 2014… Day 9

Departure Location:Yellowstone National Park Time:7:45 Weather Conditions: 54 and sunny Daily High Temperature:91 Destination:Cody Wyoming Arrival Time: 1945 Daily Miles Logged: 224 Today was tailor made for motorcycle riding... no two ways about it!  The weather was crisp and clear and warmed up as the sun came out to reveal ...

Northwest Adventure 2014… Day 10

Departure Location: Cody Wyoming Time:0922 Weather Conditions: sunny and 78 Daily High Temperature: 102 Destination: Baker, Montana Daily Miles Logged: 396 Our day had a later than usual departure time which I was very grateful for as I have been finding the lack of my normal sleep beginning to pile ...

Northwest Adventure 2014… Day 11

Departure Location: Baker, Montana Time: 08:29 Weather Conditions: sunny and 79 Daily High Temperature: 91 Destination: Rapid City, South Dakota Daily Miles Logged: 295 As we departed the Red River Inn & Suites in Baker this morning, I could not help but be intrigued by what means a small community ...

Northwest Adventure 2014… Day 12

Departure Location: Rapid City,ND Time:11:29 Weather Conditions:79 Daily High Temperature:89 Destination: O'Neil, NE DailyMiles Logged:412 (not interstate miles... Backroads, hillbilly, hick town, 25-55mph roads in many cases through mountains, canyons, flatlands, in the rain... you get my drift) States Covered: South Dakota, Nebraska, (Note: This entry is being written two ...

Northwest Adventure 2014… Day 13

Departure Location:O'Neil Nebraska Time: 0725 Weather Conditions: 64 and clear Daily High Temperature: 82 Destination: Madison, WI States Covered: Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin Daily Miles Logged: 634 Today's goal was to get caught up on our itinerary as we ended last night in the red nearly 200 miles.  Our original departure ...

Northwest Adventure 2014… Day 14

Departure Location: Madison, WI Time: 0845 Weather Conditions: cloudy and 68 degrees Daily High Temperature: 82 Destination: Bourbonnais, Illinois Daily Miles Logged:246 State Visited: Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana Departure through Madison Traffic and Construction: Today's departure took us on an exciting (more like white-knuckle) ride on I-94 on our direct route ...