Archive for the ‘On The Road’ Category

Seattle Trip

Posted: June 30th, 2014 by webmaster |

Vi and I recently rode to Seattle to visit my daughter and grand kids and to celebrate mine and my daughter, Angela’s birthdays. While we were there we visited the Church where my son, Colt, is buried in the gardens and to see the Crucifix I carved for the church when I was 26 years old.  Can’t believe that was 46 years ago and 30 years ago when we lost… Continue reading

Ride up the Columbia

Posted: June 14th, 2014 by webmaster |

Last Saturday Via and I rode with our Columbia River Chapter of Spyder Riders of America to Mt. Hood, OR.  After a Club breakfast near the Portland Airport, we headed across the Columbia River into Washington and rode down Hwy 14  along the River.  The day was warm and beautiful with not a cloud in the sky.  Crossing back into Oregon at Hood River, our group of about 26 members… Continue reading

Day 47: Back Home!

Posted: June 3rd, 2014 by webmaster | 1 Comment


Via and I rolled into Newberg Sunday afternoon, June 1st about 3:30pm. Very tired but in one piece and still speaking to each other. When I traded my 2011 RT in at SpyderFest, I forgot to note how far we had traveled. My guess is that the total trip was right about 9,000 miles, 47 days , at least 20 States (some multiple times) and who knows… Continue reading

Day 45: Closer to Home!

Posted: May 30th, 2014 by webmaster |

Home gets closer and closer. Tonight we are in Winnemucca, NV. (wherever that is!). Yesterday was a long run across Wyoming. It was a day of fighting strong High Desert winds. Used up lots of gas and energy just trying to keep the speed up. The weather Gods continued to smile down on us with warm sunny weather, but we were both very tired when we pulled into Salt Lake… Continue reading

Day 43: Heading West

Posted: May 28th, 2014 by webmaster |

Well, we are on the run for Oregon now. This Grand Adventure is winding down and we are both ready to see the barn. Tonight we are in Laramie, Wy. It’s sunny and very warm. For the past several days we have planned our route around the weather map. So far, we are batting 1,000. We managed to spend all day yesterday without seeing a single Interstate. A whole day… Continue reading

Day 41: Taking Care of Business…

Posted: May 26th, 2014 by webmaster |

It’s been a couple of days of getting things done more than lots of riding. After our 555 mi. ride, we were back in Springfield to meet Via’s Kansas City Cousins (see photo at left) and get my bike worked on on Saturday. The servicing turned into an all day affair. I had my Spyder in at 9:45 am and managed to get it out of hock about 4:30 pm… Continue reading

Day 38: Catching Up…

Posted: May 23rd, 2014 by webmaster |

Boy, have we been remiss on keeping our friends and family up to date. Guess we’ll just have to chalk it up to being too busy having fun and too tired to write about it. We arrived in Raleigh, NC on Wed. afternoon May 14 at my sister Dellaine’s house. I ride from SpyderFest to Raleigh every year for a brief visit with her and to go with her to… Continue reading

Day 29: Leaving Chicago heading East.

Posted: May 14th, 2014 by webmaster |

OK, once again it’s been a few days since we have checked in. We left Chicago about 10:30 am on Monday. Clear skies and very pleasant. Getting out of Chicago can be a chore with Via giving me directions from her GPS thru her headset. That sounds easy until you factor in mucho road construction, one way streets and a GPS that takes sadistic pleasure in giving very complicated reroutes… Continue reading

Day 25: Catching Up in Chicago

Posted: May 11th, 2014 by webmaster |

It’s been a couple of days since we checked in.

May 10th

Left Lincoln, MO. under a warm and beautiful sky and headed for Chicago. Our 3 or 4 days there will be a busy time with family and friends. Our first stop in the “Windy City” was to the home of friends from Mexico who spend 6 months in Puerto Vallarta and 6 in Chicago. As it turned out… Continue reading

Day 21: Leaving Springfield…

Posted: May 7th, 2014 by webmaster |

I got my Spyder finished with farkles yesterday, Tuesday. We left Springfield this morning about 9:00am under warm sunny skies. By the time we reached Rolla, Mo., It began to sprinkle and showered for about an hour. Our first rain of the whole trip except when we were under cover in Springfield. Pretty amazing going 21 days at this time of year with only one brief shower!

I love… Continue reading