The open road beckons

It’s been a long, long time.  The one-off commutes between Portland and Seattle will pale in comparison.  The wandering tours around the Pacific Northwest will become short jaunts.  I’ve decided to take the motorcycle on a round trip tour back home to Chicago from Portland. This most certainly won’t be easy.  I’ll be pushing mileage […]

WABDR – Section 1

Just what the heck is a “WABDR” you may be asking. It stands for Washington Backcountry Discovery Route which is essentially an offroad romp through the forest from the Oregon border in the south to the Canadian border in the north following the Cascades. It is divided into sections that are roughly equivalent to a […]

Moment Of Silence

A moment of silence please for the title transferring of one 2004 Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 on Tuesday, June 5th, 2012. It will always be remembered fondly as the first motorcycle.  The motorcycle that helped me through obtaining my riders endorsement.  The motorcycle that went camping with objects bungee tied to every exposed pipe.  The motorcycle […]

Day 10 – Astoria to Renton

Angie and I were leaving our room to go get breakfast and I happened to look out the window and saw another motorcycle.  The rider was putting on his vest and ear plugs, etc.  I was just about to turn away when a small poodle poked its head out from around the back of the […]

Day 9 – Coos Bay to Astoria

The bed at the hotel last night definitely left something to be desired.  It was nearly broken on the side that I was sleeping on so there wasn’t much sleep to be had.  That was unfortunate as we were planning on heading out early in the morning and had the most miles of any day […]