Author Archives: ABR

About ABR

I'm just this guy, you know? And please click on the Category links on the right to read things chronologically.

Into the Prairie

We awoke early but had a leisurely morning, ultimately heading out at 9. Still a record by about an hour. Our first road, Minnesota 60 West, was an excellent one – delicious curves, good, smooth pavement, and no traffic. We … Continue reading

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Across the Mississippi

In the morning the mosquitos were a little bit less bad, but still made their presence felt. I spent some time cleaning my bike anyway, as a lot of the oil from the chain had accumulated on my exhaust and … Continue reading

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Beginning the Westward Journey

Note, if you’re starting here, feel free to click on the “Motorcycle Trip” category on the right to read this account in sensible order. And by the way, I’ll be editing these daily entries over time so sometimes it’s worth … Continue reading

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Across the Water

We got up early, had a leisurely, easy packing (since we were staying in a motel), and rode the couple of miles to the ferry port in Ludington, MI. We took our bikes and ourselves on the SS Badger across … Continue reading

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Coast to Coast

Today we made our way up into the “thumb” and then crossed over to the mitt itself and through that over to Michigan’s west coast at Ludington. Tomorrow we’ll be taking the ferry over to Sheboygan in Wisconsin, but for … Continue reading

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Arrived Michigan; City of RVs

We spent the day on the slabs, heading on Canadian “interstates” across the finger of Ontario poking down between New York and Michigan. There aren’t really many alternative roads, the distance is significant, and the country is somehow not that … Continue reading

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Away

The longest journey begins with a single … blah blah blah. Today we headed out, and that was enough of an accomplishment. We did not make any great distance, just a short hop along the 20 to Buffalo, but we … Continue reading

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Departure: Imminent

(Note: Please click “Motorcycle Trip” under Categories at right to read in chronological order.) Leaving in two days. It’s been a heck of a journey just getting here. In the last two weeks we’ve quit our jobs, sold our house, … Continue reading

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The Trip

OK, after that rather vague introduction to things, what is this site actually about? Six years ago this summer I climbed onto a thirty-year-old Japanese motorcycle and rode it from upstate New York out to Colorado and back. That was … Continue reading

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Of Motorcycle Trips, Experience, and Airports

This is going to be a blog about a motorcycle trip, but of course it’s going to try to be more than that. Or maybe not. It’s going to be about Buddhism too, but one of the truths of Buddhism … Continue reading

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