Hawai'i -- Big Island Day Trip

My Vacation within a vacation The Big Island Planning large family vacations, even those without children or teenagers, typically means...

West Coast Swing

5,000 miles in 16 days, from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean, from the Bay Area to Puget Sound, and back again.

Preparation Update: T-minus 11 Days

The image of the Old West and the frontier that most Americans have isn't the same one I was raised with. When I was a kid, my mom tried...

Preparation Update: T-minus 33 days

Touring Modifications for a Naked Bike As I covered in my T-minus 70 days post, I had to carefully consider the kinds of roads I would be...

My Mother Was Born 100 Years Too Late

Everyone has that one relative who is in love with the Old West. For me, it was my mom. From Wikipedia: “The Native Americans called...

Preparation Update: T-minus 52 days

Most of the journey will be on interstate highways, but a few of the roads I will travel are legendary. By the time it's over, my...

Preparation Update: T-minus 64 days

How to carry it all In my last update, I gave an overview on why I plan to undertake this trip using a Triumph Speed Triple motorcycle....

Preparation Update: T-minus 70 days

Q&A on what I will ride on this year's adventure There are some common questions I get when I talk to people about riding long distance...