Category Archives: Misc Moto

Intermission

Got an email today: “You are receiving this e-mail because of your application for a ridecertification. This note is to let you know that your ride has beenapproved and although your ride documents may take a few more weeks toarrive, … Continue reading

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42k Service, Tires, & Pre-trip update

I broke all the rules by doing the 42,000 mile service on the R1200ST over the weekend (@42500 miles).  I leave on an 11 day tour this Thursday. I started Saturday morning by reinstalling the wheels (new rear tire and … Continue reading

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First Look: SPOT Satellite Personal Messenger

The first of my holiday presents to myself arrived (or rather, was picked up) this evening at my local REI. This little gadget has gotten a fair amount of notice in the motorcycle touring world. I’ve been scouring the net … Continue reading

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Some Websites I’ve been Tracking Lately

http://home.nps.gov/applications/glac/roadstatus/roadstatus.cfmhttp://home.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/hours.htmhttp://www.cotrip.org/atis/web.Travel_ConditionsMarshal?Travel_Conditions=0&mode=html

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Signs

I’ve enjoyed collecting signs in the past, but now I need to get serious about it. A couple of the forums I’m on have “signs” threads…and for the amount of travel that I do, I’m woefully behind. I’ll update this … Continue reading

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June Tour

I’ve been waffling for a while over whether to front or rear-load my June tour and appearance at the ST.N national meet (June 13 in Custer, SD). I finally decided (and officially office-calendared) on June 11-22 off work, which means … Continue reading

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BIG Smiles

It was truly beautiful this evening…80 degrees, clearing skies with low humidity. I got home from work around 7pm, perfect timing to finish installing the seat and bags onto the BMW and do a short shakedown ride to the TWTex … Continue reading

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Roadside Assistance

When I got my license to drive at age 16, my parents handed me a AAA card along with the keys to the car. I vividly remember the first time I locked the keys into the car and had to … Continue reading

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Update

It’s been a while…. The NEW wheel I ordered finally came in and I picked it up at my favorite little local motorcycle shop yesterday. It’s ready to go with a fresh Pilot Road tire and a nice shiny, bug-free … Continue reading

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Spring Schedule

My Spring 2007 Riding Schedule is starting to come together. March 23-25 – A quick ride to Kerrville for the BMWSportTouring.com Hill Country Rally. April 21 – I’ll be tagging New Mexico as I head to Cloudcroft for the Sport-Touring.Net … Continue reading

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