Motorcycle Road Trip 2011 – Day 44

Day 44 of my motorcycle road trip, and I got off to an early start. I knew it was going to be a long day. Lots of sightseeing side trips. I flew along Highway 90 toward the Badlands of South Dakota. With a 75 mph speed limit, you can really cover miles, fast.  I reached Highway 240, and exited … [Read more...]

Motorcycle Road Trip 2011 – Day 42

Day 42 of my motorcycle road trip. I started the day riding with a beautiful blue sky. A nice change compared to the last couple of days. Today was an unexpectedly fun day. I headed west on Highway 72 from Champaign, Illinois, passing Decatur and Springfield. Late morning I arrived in Hannibal, … [Read more...]

Motorcycle Road Trip 2011 – Days 39 to 41

Day 38 of my motorcycle road trip, and today was potentially looking very ugly. I'd planned to ride west on Highway 2 to New Hampshire, then Highway 16 and 112 through the White Mountains. After that, continue west to Highway 100, and then south through the Green Mountains. However, massive … [Read more...]

Motorcycle Road Trip 2011 – Day 38

Day 38 of my motorcycle road trip. When I dropped off my motorcycle for service at the Atlantic Motoplex yesterday afternoon, they gave me a loaner BMW R1200S to ride. It was quite similar to my R1200RT, just with a sportier riding position. Much of today was spent touring around the New Brunswick … [Read more...]

Motorcycle Road Trip 2011 – Days 32 to 37

Day 32 on my motorcycle road trip, and I'm not spending much time on my motorcycle. In fact, I'm spending more time in a boat. Oh well, it was just as much fun. Today we once again took our Zodiac dinghy out for ride in the bay. This time we headed toward the ocean and ran up onto shore at the sand … [Read more...]