This is for you, Bart!

This blog, and the adventure it describes, are dedicated to my friend, co-worker and fellow adventure lover, Bart.
Bart would prefer to be riding his Moto Guzzi down a scenic road,
but unfortunately he is limited by health issues.

My hat (helmet) is off to you, my friend, and I hope you will get some enjoyment from
reading about my little adventure until you are well enough to get back to planning your own.



Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
Security does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it.

- Helen Keller

The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
but I have promises to keep,
and miles to go before I sleep.

- Robert Frost


Saturday, May 17, 2014

Home Sweet Home

After a last dash from Amarillo, TX  >  Jackson, TN  >  Raleigh, NC, I'm home.

Now I've got a lot of work to do on the photos and video clips to put together a trip video.
It seems strange to have such a long event suddenly come to a screeching halt.
But it was sweet that Jared and Christie and Anna were here to greet me.
It actually took Anna a few minutes to warm up to me - she was very quiet at first.
Maybe it was the helmet and bright green jacket.
But after a while, she didn't want me to put her down. :-)

I woke up in the middle of the night thinking,
"Hmm. Sandy is here. How did she get way out here to this motel?"

I'll probably have some more entries as memories pop into my mind.

Like this: Oregon doesn't have self-service gas stations. They have to fuel your vehicle for you. For motorcycles, they put your card in the reader, select the grade, and hand you the nozzle.

Pet peeve:
I hate it when I put my card in the pump, it asks "Debit or Credit?",
I press "Debit", and it says "Debit not available". 
Then I start over, choosing Credit, and it works fine. With the same card!

Thanks to all for keeping up with the trip!

Tripmeter: 9028 miles.


  1. I am glad you had an enjoyable trip and seen such beautiful areas of the country.Happy that you did not have any major problems along the way,not to say that having to upright your bike was not a problem.Stay safe and enjoy the grand baby GRANDPA AGAIN.

  2. Thanks for sharing Rick! I really enjoyed reading about your adventures!

  3. welcome home bud, it was a great trip again, thanks for sharing!!

  4. Thanks to all for the comments!
    It's good to be home.