Sunday, July 19, 2015

On the Road Again.

It's my first time trying  You can watch me make U-turns when I'm lost.
Tracks to Billings, MT

Friday, July 10, 2015

Following the Sun

One day, you'll look
To see I've gone
But tomorrow may rain,
So I'll follow the sun.
The Beatles, I'll Follow the Sun

Route planning. It's been on my mind a lot this week. I'm leaving in a week for Montana. I've been working on a map to cover states that I've never ridden in.  I've also been following this year's Iron Butt Rally. They've been riding through a lot of rain and heat. I don't want to do that. I'm not an Iron Butt contender, I'm ok with that.  I'm beginning to think I'm ok with not filling in my map.

I am trying to be mindful of why I am traveling. #1, I'm heading to the BMW Rally in Billings, MT. #2 I'm on vacation. I'm on a motorcycle vacation.  I ought to be traveling places I like to be.  I don't know if I like to be in the deep south, the states I've not ridden. But I do know, looking at the weather pages, that I see high humidity, high temps, and watching the Iron Butt reports, lots of storms.  And it doesn't sound like a good time.

I have a room booked for my first two nights on the road, the second in Shenandoah Vallly, VA.   I have a room in Billings.  And today, I'm leaning toward not planning much more in the middle.  I think...I'm going to follow the sun. Find roads, and stop worrying about filling in a riding map, that...I don't care all that much about.   The joys of planning a solo trip.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Friday, June 12, 2015

Making Travel Plans

So I've decided that this year I will fill in some of the blanks on my US Riding Map.

I am researching each state, looking for a memorable point of interest. My objective is to find interesting destinations in states I don't know a lot about and hold a preconceived notion that the middle of the country is flat and boring. I'm willing to have my opinion swayed.

I want to keep the total miles to Billings at about 3,500 because I have 6 days to get out there.

Right now it looks like I can pick up the following 8 states: KY, MS, AK, MO, OK, KS, NE & CO.
So far I have two waypoints picked.

Monday, June 8, 2015

On the Road to No Where

I'm giving though to filling in my un-ridden gap across the middle of the country as I head to Billings, MT for the MOA Rally in July.
I'm just worried about dying of boredom and tornadoes.  Suggested must sees in these states? I love a good road side attraction. I have no interest in the whole touch each state for the sake of saying you did, so save those links for someone else. It would be great see or experience something that will make me remember the state.

visited 33 states (66%)
Create your own visited map of The United States